Mantrap 1983

A longform video that showcases the British pop group ABC, using songs from their album "The Lexicon of Love" to tell a spy-caper story of how the unsuspecting lead singer, Martin Fry, is duped into fronting the band because of his striking resemblance to another man associated with espionage. Will he stumble onto the deception before it is too late for him?



Phil and Colin Beverly are two inept small-town brothers with big dreams, and a song-and-dance rock group to take them there. When they learn of a 'performance competition' in Austin, Texas called South by Southwest, they set out on a cross-country journey, followed by a camera crew of student filmmakers who document their quest to the top! The top of what, they have no idea.

James Brown - Live At Chastain Park

James Brown - Live At Chastain Park 1985

The hardest working man in show business is back--and some say better than ever--in this live concert filmed in 1985 at Georgia's famed Chastain Park. Performances include 1. Give It Up Or Turn It Loose 2. It's Too Funky In Here 3. Try Me 4. Get On The Good Foot 5. Prisoner Of Love 6. Get Up Offa That Thing 7. Georgia On My Mind 8. It's A Man's Man's Man's World 9. Cold Sweat 10. I Can't Stand Myself 11. Papa's Got A Brand New Bag 12. I Got You (I Feel Good) 13. Please, Please, Please 14. Jam

Grateful Dead - So Far

Grateful Dead - So Far 1987

So Far is a music documentary video by the Grateful Dead. Directed by Jerry Garcia and Len Dell'Amico, it is intended to give a subjective view of the Grateful Dead experience. The soundtrack includes Dead song performances, largely from 1985. The visuals combine scenes of the band playing the songs, other Dead related material, computer animation, and found footage that has been altered and edited in various ways. So Far was released on VHS video tape and on laserdisc in 1987, and has a running time of 55 minutes. (Source: )

Japan: Oil On Canvas

Japan: Oil On Canvas 1982

Successful British band Japan filmed live in concert at the Hammersmith Odeon, London on 16th November 1982.

Solo Trans

Solo Trans 1984

Solo Trans is a concert film by Neil Young, released in 1984. It was recorded at the Hara Arena in Dayton, Ohio on September 18, 1983 during Young's Solo Trans tour. Originally released on only LaserDisc, the film has since gone out of print.

Not Mozart: Scipio's Dream

Not Mozart: Scipio's Dream 1991

Composer Judith Weir collaborates with director Margaret Williams on a commissioned short film to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the death of Mozart.


Dandy 1988

A selection of seemingly unconnected scenes featuring Nick Cave, Blixa Bargeld, Nina Hagen and Lene Lovich. Losely based on Voltaire's satire "Candide".

Randy Newman: At the Odeon

Randy Newman: At the Odeon 1982

Recorded live at New York's legendary Odeon nightclub, this one-hour 1983 concert features award-winning songwriter Randy Newman, with guests Ry Cooder and Linda Ronstadt. Mingling humorous lyrics with a blend of New Orleans R&B, traditional pop, and folk, Newman sings his favorites, including "I Love L.A.," "Burn On, Big River," "Short People," "Political Science," "Rednecks," "Guilty," "My Life Is Good" and "I Think It's Going to Rain Today."

We Like It Like That

We Like It Like That

Latin boogaloo is New York City. It is a product of the melting pot, a colorful expression of 1960s Latino soul, straight from the streets of El Barrio, the South Bronx and Brooklyn. Starring Latin boogaloo legends like Joe Bataan, Johnny Colon and Pete Rodriguez, We Like It Like That explores this lesser-known, but pivotal moment in Latin music history, through original interviews, music recordings, live performances, dancing and rare archival footage and images. From its origins to its recent resurgence in popularity, We Like It Like That tells the story of a sound that redefined a generation and was too funky to keep down.

Lee Ritenour with special guests - Live in Montreal

Lee Ritenour with special guests - Live in Montreal

A strong representation of the current jazz fusion scene got together in july 1991 with this sampling of artists from the GRP label. They included frequent jazz-rock collaborator Ernie Watt, and David Benoit, master of a "jazz-lite" style. But guitarist Lee Ritenour is key man here: he calls most of the shots, and six of the eight pieces are his, including a fine tribute to early inspiration Wes Montgomery on "24th Street Blues." For the most part, easy-going and mellow are the watchwords on this program - not surprising since the players tend to be based in Los Angeles. Ritenour's "Etude" stands out for its creation of atmosphere, and so do Dave Valentin's solo melodic meanderings on a selection of wooden flutes backed by his own vocal effects. All elements considered the bill is a demonstration of top-drawer musicianship, awareness of contemporary styles – and versatility.

Earth, Wind and Fire - Live in Japan

Earth, Wind and Fire - Live in Japan 1990

Earth, Wind & Fire are one of the most dynamic and creative funk bands to come out of the seventies and also one of the most successful. Earth, Wind & Fire was led by Maurice White and this DVD captures them on stage in Japan in 1990 during the last tour that Maurice made with the group following the release of the "Heritage" album. Spectacularly staged as ever, the concert features all their best-loved songs. This all live concert from Japan features: System of Survival, Get Away, September, Fantasy, Shining Star, Kalimba Tree, After the Love Is Gone, For The Love Of You, Reasons, Brazilian Rhyme, Let's Groove and That's The Way of the World. The famed group, featuring the talents of Maurice White, Philip Bailey, and Verdine White perform live from the Tokyo Dome in Japan during their "Heritage" tour. Features some of their greatest hits. "After the Love is Gone," Let's Groove," "Reasons," "Shining Star" and many others.

Biceps of Steel

Biceps of Steel 1980

The film depicts a 'super roadie' who fights evil orange jumpsuit-wearing bouncers stopping a rock and roll crowd from having a good time. He then falls foul of an evil wench who seduces and cuts his hair in order to take away his strength.

Judas Priest: Live Vengeance '82

Judas Priest: Live Vengeance '82 1982

From the SCREAMING FOR VENGEANCE tour, this was recorded on 12 December 1982 at the Mid-South Coliseum in Memphis, Tennessee and broadcast on MTV not long after it was recorded. Songs: 1. The Hellion/Electric Eye 2. Riding On The Wind 3. Heading Out To The Highway 4. Metal Gods 5. Bloodstone 6. Breaking The Law 7. Sinner 8. Desert Plains 9. The Ripper 10. Diamonds And Rust 11. Devil's Child 12. Screaming For Vengeance 13. You've Got Another Thing Comin' 14. Victim Of Changes 15. Living After Midnight 16. The Green Manalishi (With The Two Pronged Crown) 17. Hell Bent For Leather