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Pink Floyd: The Making of Dark Side of the Moon
If there are a handful of albums in the rock universe that deserve a bells-and-whistles DVD treatment, Dark Side of the Moon is clearly among them. In the ’70s and ’80s, the classic 1973 album by Pink Floyd remained on the Billboard 200 for a staggering 741 consecutive weeks, a record that will likely stand forever. Echoing themes of alienation, paranoia, and death, it is a dreamy, often trancelike tour through the subconscious of Floyd lyricist Roger Waters. This 84-minute DVD offers a track-by-track look...
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Krautrock: The Rebirth of Germany
Documentary which looks at how a radical generation of musicians created a new German musical identity out of the cultural ruins of war. Between 1968 and 1977 bands like Neu!, Can, Faust and Kraftwerk would look beyond western rock and roll to create some of the most original and uncompromising music ever heard. They shared one common goal - a forward-looking desire to transcend Germany's gruesome past - but that didn't stop the music press in war-obsessed Britain from calling them Krautrock. Music...
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Paul Kalkbrenner: A Live Documentary
Following his acting debut as the fictitious DJ Ikarus in the modern cult classic Berlin Calling, musician and producer Paul Kalkbrenner offers a glimpse into his real-life touring...
Jim Morrison: His Final Hours
Jim Morrison was one of the most famous rock singers in the world. He was also the ultimate sex symbol, but Morrison was at war with his own dark demons. Using archive footage, dramatic reenactment and interviews with his closest companions, this documentary details the last hours of Morrison’s life and the gripping events that led to his tragic death in Paris. Whether or not you are interested in The Doors and their music there is no doubt that lead singer and chief songwriter Jim Morrison was a fascinating...
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Seeking Elvis
American humorist Dave Barry said it best: "Eventually everybody has to die, except Elvis". In many ways in both culture and the law, Elvis Presley never really died. Today, after more than 35 years since Elvis Presley's death in 1977, the "King of Rock and Roll" lives on to profit, both for the owners of "Dead Elvis", Elvis Presley Enterprises (EPE), but also for others who seek to live off the many products and derivatives of this dead entertainment icon. Shot mostly at Elvis' former Chino Canyon home in...
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Donk
Donk is simultaneously the most terrifying and hilarious dance music genre to ever come out of the UK. It's like lowest common denominator happy hardcore overlaid with manic, unintelligible MCing and the "donk" sound itself – a noise that might be used to successfully drum a forced murder confession out of an innocent man. But the raves – attended by 14 year olds and people who think you're a pussy if you only do 8 pills in a night – provide a much needed respite from the terminal decline of industry,...
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Everything is a Remix
Everything is a Remix is produced by Kirby Ferguson, a New York-based filmmaker. Ferguson examines modern attitudes toward intellectual property and how these attitudes rather counterintuitively stifle creativity rather than fostering it. He illustrates the interconnectedness of our creations and how current laws and norms miss this essential truth. “The hard truth is that most creations are worthless immediately. Most books, films, albums, computer applications, or whatever else are met with not just...
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Meet France’s Toughest Rappers
Cleo Le-Tan heads to the suburban ghetto (banlieue) outside of Paris to smoke some weed with French rapper, Byron, who's starred in videos by Romain Gavras. She then visits the rap group La Comera in their neighborhood and learns to drive, sort of. Cleo meets some of France's toughest gangster rappers, Morsay and Al K-Pote, then spends a night at the opera with mainstream rapper Mokobe Cleo films a music video in a project basement filled with garbage and dead animals, and then takes her new friends to her...
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Dubfiles
First dubstep documentry which takes a look inside the world of dubstep’s most prolific DJ’s, MC’s, and producers. Come with us as we show you some detailed and personal interviews with the scenes top players. Finding out their likes, dislikes, roots, influences and production...