Manufacturer: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
Brand: Columbia Tri Star
No experience quite matches the thrill of a live Broadway spectacular seen up close and in person. Now, this stunning performance shot in High Definition puts you in the front row as the smash hit RENT brings down the curtain on its history-making, 12-year run! You've never had seats this great...never seen and heard each character so intimately...never shared every emotion in such a personal way! After winning four Tony AwardsÂ® and the Pulitzer Prize, Jonathan Larson's powerhouse musical tour de force entered the record books as the 7th-longest-running show in all Broadway history. In this unforgettable theatrical experience - made possible by special arrangement with the Broadway producers and Actors Equity Association - take an intimate journey through a single year in the lives of a small circle of friends and artists living their dreams, battling their demons and celebrating life on the streets of New York City's East Village. Meet would-be filmmaker Mark, sweet transvestite Angel For passionate fans of Rent--the popular Broadway rock musical that updated La Boheme with electric guitars, steel drums, strippers, and drag queens--Rent: Filmed Live on Broadway is a must-have.Written and composed by Jonathan Larson (who died suddenly of an aortic aneurysm just before the show premiered), Rent follows an absurdly clean-cut gaggle of hipster artists who, after having been squatting in a run-down building for a year, are now being told they have to pay that rent by the building's owner, a former friend. At least, that's the plot point that launches everything; really, the musical is about modern romance, grappling with AIDS, and celebrating the creative spirit. This film documents the last performance of the Broadway production, which ran for 12 years. Though the aggressive camera moves and sometimes frenetic editing seem intended to make the film feel less stagebound, this Rent first and foremost captures the stage experience. The production's raw set and self-conscious theatricality (which highfalutin' theater...
Styx: Grand Illusion / Pieces of Eight - Live [Blu-ray]
Manufacturer: Eagle Rock Entertainment
Filmed on November 9th, 2010 at the historic Orpheum Theater in Memphis, TN, this stunning show captures Styx performing their classic multi-platinum seventies albums The Grand Illusion and Pieces Of Eight live in their entirety for the first time. These iconic albums established Styx as a globally successful rock band and defined the AOR genre for a generation of Americans. These new live performances perfectly portray the power, songwriting skill and musical virtuosity that are synonymous with Styx throughout their career and with these groundbreaking albums in particular. / Bonus Features: Putting On The Show an in-depth look at the people and equipment required to stage this epic concert. / Line-up: James J.Y. Young (vocals, guitars, keyboards); Tommy Shaw (vocals, guitars); Todd Sucherman (drums); Lawrence Gowan (vocals, keyboards); Ricky Phillips (bass, backing vocals) & Chuck Panozzo (bass guitar). / TRACK LISTING: 1) Intro/1978 2) The Grand Illusion 3) Fooling Yourself (The Angry Young Man) 4) Superstars 5) Keyboard Interlude 6) Come Sail Away 7) Miss America 8) Man In The Wilderness 9) Castle Walls 10) The Grand Finale 11) Great White Hope 12) I m O.K. 13) Sing For The Day 14) The Message 15) Lords Of The Ring 16) Blue Collar Man (Long Nights) 17) Queen Of Spades 18) Renegade 19) Keyboard Interlude 20) Pieces Of Eight 21) Aku-Aku
Manufacturer: Universal Studios Home Entertainment
Brand: Universal Studios
In her first animated musical, featuring seven original songs, Barbieâ„¢ comes to life in this modern retelling of a classic tale of mistaken identity and the power of friendship. Based on the story by Mark Twain, Barbieâ„¢ as The Princess and the Pauper features Barbieâ„¢ in an exciting dual role as a princess and a poor village girlâ€”two girls who look amazingly alike! The girlsâ€™ paths are fated to cross when Princess Annelieseâ„¢ is captured and Erikaâ„¢, her look-alike, must try to save her. Can Erikaâ„¢ pretend to be the Princess and foil her captor, the evil Preminger? And what of the handsome King Dominick, who falls in love with Erikaâ„¢, mistaking her for Annelieseâ„¢? In this magical musical performance, two beautiful, adventurous girls dare to follow their dreams and discover that destiny is written in a very special place: your heart!
Manufacturer: Sony Legacy
Michael Jackson's legendary July 16, 1988 concert at Wembley Stadium. The concert is not a compilation of performances, but rather one complete show, exactly as Michael performed it for Prince Charles, Princess Diana and the 72,000 fans who were in the audience for that night s sold out show. The DVD was sourced from Michael Jackson's personal VHS copy of the performance as shown on the JumboTrons during the concert. This footage was only recently unearthed and is the only known copy of the show to exist. The visuals have been restored and the audio quality enhanced so that fans can share in the excitement of that famous night.
Shirley has important news for her family, but she has five grown children with different lifestyles and finds it difficult to get them and the kids all together. So in steps Madea, the Matriarch General, to put the family's life in perspective with a hilarious twist on financial difficulties, drugs and, most important, family secrets. The next generation has a lot to learn. In her own way, Madea expresses how deliverance wonâ€™t change you to be someone else, but will allow you to be who you really are. Ainâ€™t nothing like family! Tyler Perry, juggling top-rated sitcoms and films that bear his name above the title (not to mention projects such as Precious to which he lends his considerable clout to get made), is the newest hardest-working man in show business. Somehow in 2010 he found time to write, direct, and star in this heartfelt theatrical project--his first in five years--inspired by his late mother and featuring his signature character Madea. He did 125 shows in 126 days. Exhaustion forced him to cancel the remainder of the tour, but the cameras were rolling for this enthusiastically received rafter-rattling performance. Big Happy Family delivers everything to be expected from a Perry play: bruising family dysfunction, physical comedy, soul-stirring gospel uplift, and Oprah-style empowerment. Chandra Currelley-Young stars as Shirley, who learns she is dying of cancer. She tries to tell her family, but they are too wrapped up in their own melodramas to pay her any mind. There's the son who turns to selling drugs to keep his gold-digging girlfriend, the daughter who is unlucky in love, and another daughter too involved in her career. Weighing in on the sidelines is Madea, who, about 90 minutes in, stops the show to go "off-script" to weigh in on marriage, manhood, and even the housing crisis. Big Happy Family is broadly written and acted, the character types way beyond stereo. But Perry's positive populist messages about family, self-respect, and keeping the faith hit home with his appreciative a...
Six episodes combine history, biography, iconic performances, new analysis and the personal passion of its celebrated hosts Ethan Hawke, Jeremy Irons, Derek Jacobi, Trevor Nunn, Joely Richardson and David Tennant to tell the story behind the stories of Shakespeares greatest plays.
Manufacturer: Manhattan Records (Universal)
Global music sensation Celtic Woman will release a brand-new DVD on February 25, 2014 titled EMERALD: MUSICAL GEMS - LIVE IN CONCERT that spotlights newly reimagined performances of fan favorites from the group s treasure chest of Celtic songs.EMERALD: Musical Gems - Live in Concert, was filmed this past year on American soil in South Bend, IN on the doorstep of the University of Notre Dame, where it dazzled the family-friendly audience with a one-of-a-kind interactive concert experience that showcased the group s sparkling pure voices, bewitching choreography and fairytale charms along with the talents of a group of world-class musicians, an Aontas Choir, bagpipers and championship Irish dancersTracklisting1. Awakening2. Dulaman3. Nocturne4. Teir Abhaile Riu 5. Coast Of Galicia6. Danny Boy7. Mo Ghile Mear8. Amazing Grace9. She Moved Through The Fair10. Nil Se'n La11. Shenandoah-Dancer12. The Voice13. You Raise Me Up14. Parting Glass15. Celtic Woman Playoff16. Caledonia (Bonus)17. Bridge Over Troubled (Bonus)18. Ave Maria (Bonus)
Get Ready: Definitive Performances 1965-1972 [DVD] - The Temptations
Brand: Universal Music
The first-ever official performance DVD of The Temptations with newly filmed interview footage with co-founder Otis Williams. â€¢ Original Classic live and lip-sync performances of their biggest Motown hits
Manufacturer: Sony Legacy
DVD version of the longform video of his PBS Special. Yanni performs with the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra. Also contains interviews, behind-the-scenes/making of the video footage and music not found on the album of the same name
One of the most outstandingly successful groups in pop history, Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons were always known for their extraordinary live performances. This live concert was filmed in Atlantic City during their 1992 US tour. Including many of their most popular and widely acclaimed hits, the program is a fitting tribute to a remarkable group. Inducted into both the Rock 'n Roll Hall of Fame and the Vocal Group Hall of Fame, Frankie Valli has scored 39 Top 40 hits in the course of his illustrious career. In 2005, the Broadway musical Jersey Boys opened on the 'Great White Way'. Besides performances of many of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons hit recordings, the musical features a biographical narrative, told as four separate points of view by each of the members of The Four Seasons (Tommy DeVito, Frankie Valli, Nick Massi, and Bob Gaudio). The musical dramatizes several real-life incidents from Valli's life, including his estrangement from his daughter Francine, who died in 1980. The widely acclaimed show has won six Tony awards, with touring companies around the world, as well as a version at Paris Las Vegas. Based on the roadway smash hit and directed by Clint Eastwood, the movie Jersey Boys was released in 2014 to rave reviews, starring Christopher Walken and John Lloyd Young as Valli.