Two new DVD titles in the "Under Review" Series are set for US distribution on DVD. The series will be released on April 15, 2006 and each DVD will boast a $19.95 retail price. VELVET UNDERGROUND – UNDER REVIEW. This 75-minute film reviews the music and career of one of rock music's most influential collectives; a band which esteemed music journalist Lester Bangs claims 'started modern music'.
• Rare Musical Performances Never Available Before.
• Obscure footage, rare interviews and private photographs of and with Lou Reed, Andy Warhol, Sterling Morrison and John Cale.
• Brand new interviews, exclusive to this program, with Moe Tucker, Doug Yule and Billy Name.
• Review, comment, criticism and insight from; Village Voice music editor, Robert Christgau; author of From The Velvets To the Voidoids, Clinton Heylin; Total Rock DJ, author and journalist, Malcolm Dome; Luna mainman Dean Wareham and many others.
• Live and studio recordings of Velvets' classics including, Sunday Morning, All Tomorrow's Parties, Heroin, White Light White Heat, Pale Blue Eyes, Venus In Furs, Sweet Jane and more.
The film also features; rarely seen promo films; material from Andy Warhol's private film collection; interviews with colleagues, producers, musicians and friends; TV clips; location shots and a host of other features. Covering the group's entire musical career and with 'extras' including; extended interviews; special feature Velvet Reflections; 'the hardest Velvets' interactive quiz in the world ever' and full contributor biographies, this is not just the only Velvet Underground DVD available, it is also the finest documentary on the band ever to emerge.
Selection # SIDVD501 UPC: 887683000011 Run Time: 85 minutes
Audio: 5.1 Surround Sound
CAPTAIN BEEFHEART – UNDER REVIEW
Without a doubt the most challenging artist of the rock era, the man formerly known as Don Van Vliet still retains an almost biblical dedication amongst the ever-increasing fanbase of 'those who get it'. You either do or you don't; the good Captain doesn't attract the casuals! Captain Beefheart – Under Review is a two hour documentary film tracing the roots and history of this iconic musical legend. Featuring rare live and studio performances of Beefheart, interspersed with contributions from virtually all members of The Magic Band – along with a panel of esteemed experts.
The film also features rarely seen promo films, interview footage with Beefheart, TV clips, location shots and a host of other features. Covering his entire musical career and with extra features including; 'the hardest Captain Beefheart interactive quiz in the world ever' and full contributor biographies, this is not simply the only Beefheart DVD on the commercial market, it is also the best ever film about the man and his music yet to emerge.
Selection # SIDVD500 UPC: 887683000004 Run Time: 115 minutes
Audio: 5.1 Surround Sound