This performance was filmed live at Montreux in 2011 and features Deep Purple accompanied by a full philharmonic orchestra.
Let me start by saying that I'm a horror movie fan, and I especially like the slightly off-center 'B' movies. I've been watching horrors for decades now and have always maintained that blood and gore don’t bother me, so bring your 'A' game, I can handle it! Man was I wrong. After Party Massacre takes things to all new levels of gore and repulsion.
Living Sacrifice is regarded as one of the most influential bands in the Christian metal music scene; they were indeed one of the first bands to play heavy, thrashy Christian Music. Since 1989 they've released seven full-length records and have toured the world numerous times. This DVD was filmed on August 15th, 2009 in Pomona, California and captures the band doing what they do best; rocking a packed house.
There have been many speculating a concert and tour such as this and thankfully, through online blogs, rumors and wishful thinking, the time has come! Sofia, Bulgaria was the blessed city to house a concert of such epic proportions and this metal love fest was broadcast at select theaters around the world on June 22, 2010.
Portlandia is an IFC series that is written and created by Saturday Night Live alumni, Fred Armisen, Jonathan Krisel and Carrie Brownstien and executive produced by Lorne Michaels. Shot entirely on location in Portland, Oregon the series is made up of a numerous short character-based sketches that are as quirky as they are funny.
Filmed in April of 2011 at the Saban Theater in Beverly Hills, Lindsey Buckingham performs both new songs and classic older hits in front of a sold out crowd. As a longtime fan of Fleetwood Mac I was eager to dive into his solo stuff; he's a legend and I really wanted to see what he was all about.
I have never owned a Pretenders disc, but I've always rather enjoyed whatever tunes of theirs I've heard on the radio. Needless to say when I sat down to watch this disc I was unfamiliar with the majority of the 26 songs they performed live that night. "Lie To Me" kicks things without much pomp and circumstance and the rest of the disc follows suit. There are no bells or whistles and no eye-catching visuals at all; this is just the Pretenders flawlessly playing songs from their extensive catalog in the most unpretentious unassuming manner.
July 16th, 2011 "Weird Al" Yankovic's "The Alpocalypse Tour" stopped at Massey Hall in Toronto, ON for two filmed shows. With the footage captured a DVD was produced entitled "Weird Al" Yankovic Live! - The Alpocalypse Tour and released only a few months later.
Filmed in 1978 during the Some Girl’s tour, this Blu-ray disc captures The Rolling Stones at what I feel is the top of their game. They're young and full of attitude and swagger and in total command of the stage. Mick Jagger prances around relentlessly posing for the crowd while the band tears through their critically acclaimed record, Some Girls, as well as some older more classic Stones tunes.
God Bless Ozzy Osbourne is a documentary about the man, the myth and the legend that is Ozzy Osbourne. Directed by Ozzy’s son Jack, this is an in-depth look at the incredible journey of one of the most well-known hard rockers in the world. The intimate interviews with family and friends, including Tommy Lee and Henry Rollins, give the film a depth that allows the viewer a sneak peek behind the scenes.
I sat down to watch this movie with no expectations at all; I mean it's difficult to expect much from a movie that bills itself as the "ultimate low-budget horror experience" and "the best worst movie ever." So with all expectations thrown out the window I was able to enjoy this movie for what it is; a really cheesy, really corny "B" movie that had me chuckling on more than one occasion. The acting is bad… really bad, and is only topped by the incredible lack of any sort of special effects. The overall result, while not laugh out loud funny, is definitely comical and was enough to keep me watching.
We Come In Pieces captures the British alt rock act Placebo performing live in front of a packed house at London’s Brixton Academy. My exposure to Placebo has been very minimal; while I've heard of them and perhaps have heard a few of their songs, I really wasn't familiar with their extensive catalog and their incredible live show. But this is a band that has sold millions of records and toured the globe playing to millions of people, so I figured it was about time I got acquainted with them.
This is Peter Gabriel like you have never seen him before. Recorded live in London over two nights in March of 2011 this Blu-ray features Peter Gabriel and The New Blood Orchestra performing songs from throughout his career (minus guitars, bass or drums). This is a tremendous undertaking though because Gabriel does not just rehash his old hits by performing them in front of an orchestra.
Stepparents have been fodder for movie plots for as long as I can remember. It seems there's always a bit of unease and distrust when a new guy moves into your house and marries your mom. That distrust is the basis of this movie except there's a bit of a twist. In this case, teen Rusty Funkhouser‘s distrust is warranted because as it turns out, not only is his stepfather, not a nice guy; he is a freakin’ vampire as well, hell bent on conquering the world.
Mindcrime at the Moore is an elaborate production and theatrical interpretation of both critically acclaimed Mindcrime albums. Performed back to back, accompanied by actors and guest vocalists, it eventually culminates in a confrontation between the main characters Nikki and the illusive and mysterious Dr. X played here by the late, great Ronnie James Dio. Capped off by two classic Queensryche songs "Jet City Woman" and "Walk in The Shadows", this Blu-ray is really top notch.
After the collapse of one of the greatest bands the world has ever known, all of the individual members of The Beatles went on to solo careers with varying degrees of success. Paul McCartney and John Lennon arguably had the most notable and successful careers post Beatles and this DVD takes a look at the pairs distinctly different, yet equally as interesting careers; McCartney with Wings and Lennon with The Plastic Ono Band.
As far "B movies" go, Demon Divas and the Lanes Of Damnation is a pretty good one. The title alone was more than enough to compel me to watch and man I'm glad I did. With tons of tongue-in-cheek humor and cheesy special effects, all set in a small town bowling alley, this movie has a lot to offer the fan of off center, non-mainstream movies.
Filmed about 6 months before his untimely death in February of 2011, this Blu-ray release is a fantastic, albeit bittersweet, performance. In the guitar world Moore is legendary not only for his hard rock guitar style, but also for his blues skills as well. In fact previous to this show Moore had been very heavy into the world of blues. For this performance though he returned, not only to Montreux, but also to the world of hard rock.
Filmed in April 2004 at the world famous Budokan, this video captures Dream Theater at what I feel is the top of their game. They seem to be firing on all cylinders as they roll through most of their 2003 release, Train Of Thought, an album that carries on that long standing tradition of masterful musicality that we have come to expect from the band.
Electronic music came into prominence in the early ’80s and Depeche Mode was the band spearheading the movement. No one could have known at the time, but the band would eventually go on to sell over 100 million albums on their way to becoming the most popular electronic band ever; with forty-eight songs charting on the Singles Charts and No.1 albums in the United States and Europe.