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February 4, 2008

This Week's Interesting DVD Releases (February 5th, 2008)

Across the Universe is the most hyped DVD release this week. The rock musical featuring classic Beatles tracks may be worth a rental, but my money's going towards a couple of television and music releases.

The television release I plan to purchase this week is the Travel Channel's Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations Collection 2. Bourdain is a pop culture icon, as talented a chef as he is an author and television personality. I applaud him for his honesty and for making television that is actually worth watching.

Music fans can pick up Josh Ritter's Irish concert film In Good Company and Jill Scott's Live in Paris +, but I am most excited by the two-DVD Roxy Music retrospective, The Thrill of It All: A Visual History: 1972-1982.

The discs contain the following live performances and promotional videos:

Disc 1 (1972-1976)

'Re-make/Re-model' 06/72 – Royal College Of Art
'Ladytron' 06/20/72 – Old Grey Whistle Test
'Virginia Plain' 08/24/72 – Top of the Pops
'For Your Pleasure' 11/25/72 – Full House
'Do The Strand' 04/03/73 – Old Grey Whistle Test
'In Every Dream Home A Heartache' 04/03/73 – Old Grey Whistle Test
'Editions Of You' (Live) 04/29/73 – Golden Rose Festival
'Pyjamarama' 01/23/74 – Musikladen
'Amazona' 01/23/74 – Musikladen
'Psalm' 01/23/74 – Musikladen
'All I Want Is You' 10/04/74 – Top of the Pops
'Both Ends Burning' 10/75 – Empire Pool, Wembley
'Love Is The Drug' 10/09/75 – Supersonic
'The Thrill Of It All' (Live) 01/23/76 – Stockholm
'Mother Of Pearl' (Live) 01/23/76 – Stockholm
'Nightingale' (Live) 01/23/76 – Stockholm
'Out Of The Blue' (Live) 01/23/76 – Stockholm
'Street Life' (Live) 01/23/76 – Stockholm

Disc 2 (1979-1982)

'Dance Away' 04/16/79 – ABBA In Switzerland
'Manifesto' (Live) 05/06&07/79 – Manchester Apollo
'A Song For Europe' (Live) 05/06&07/79 – Manchester 'Apollo'
'Still Falls The Rain' (Live) 05/06&07/79 – Manchester Apollo
'Ain’t That So' (Live) 05/06&07/79 – Manchester Apollo
'Angel Eyes' 08/79 – promo video
'Trash' 1979 – promo video
'Over You' 05/15/80 – Top of the Pops
'Oh Yeah!' (On The Radio) 08/07/80 – Top of the Pops
'Same Old Scene' 11/80 – promo video
'Rain, Rain, Rain' 12/19/80 – Rockpop In Concert
'Flesh And Blood' 12/19/80 – Rockpop In Concert
'Jealous Guy' 02/81 – promo video
'The Main Thing' (Live) 08/27/82 – Frejus, 'France'
'While My Heart Is Still Beating' (Live) 08/27/82 – Frejus, France
'Avalon' (Live) 08/27/82 – Frejus, France
'My Only Love' (Live) 08/27/82 – Frejus, France
'More Than This' 04/82 – promo video
'Avalon' 06/82 – promo video
Bonus Track: 'The Main Thing' 1982 – promo video

What new DVDs are you picking up this week? What can you recommend?

This week's interesting DVD releases:

.Hack//Roots, Vol. 6 SE w/DVD & Sountrack
2 Days in Paris
Across the Universe
Anne of Green Gables: The Collection
Anthony Bourdain Collection 2
The Apartment (Collector's Edition)
The Aristocats (Special Edition)
The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
The Beatles Explosion
Beauty and the Beast - The Final Season
Best Baking Recipes: America's Test Kitchen
Best Entertaining Recipes: America's Test Kitchen
The Best of America's Test Kitchen
The Best of Comedy Central Presents
Best Weeknight Recipes: America's Test Kitchen
Blind Dating
Blonde & Blonder
Bone Sickness
The Brave One
Come Away Home
Comic Relief: The Greatest... and the Latest
Cowboy Bebop Remix: Anime Legends
Demon Seduction
Devil May Cry: The Animated Series, Vol. 1
Dirty Jobs / Collection 2
The DL Chronicles: The Complete First Season
Elizabeth: The Golden Age
Feast of Love
Fierce People
The Films of Sergei Paradjanov (Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors/The Color of Pomegranates/The Legend of Suram Fortress/Ashik Kerib)
Flogging Margaret
Frank Zappa: Music in Review
Great World of Sound
Grindhouse Psychos: Triple Feature
Iron Maiden: Live After Death
Ironside: Season 2, Vol. 1
The Jane Austen Book Club
Jean-Luc Godard Box Set
The Jewish Americans
Jill Scott: Live in Paris +
Josh Ritter: In Good Company
Judas Priest: Music in Review
Love & Basketball (Movie & Music Edition)
Marathon Challenge
McLeod's Daughter's - The Complete Fifth Season
Midnight Express - 20th Anniversary edition
The Monastery: Mr. Vig and The Nun
My Favorite Martian: The Complete Third Season
The Mystery Science Theater 3000 Collection - Volume 10.2 (Giant Gila Monster / Swamp Diamonds / Teenage Strangler / Giant Spider Invasion)
Negima: Box Set
Perfect Strangers - The Complete First and Second Seasons
The Prince & The Pauper
Psychotronica Collection 1
Psychotronica, Vol. 2: Mondo Keyhole/The Raw Ones
Psychotronica, Vol. 3: Mermaids of Tiburon/Cry of the Bewitched
Rosemary & Thyme - The Complete Series
Route 66: Season 1, Vol. 2
Roxy Music: Thrill of It All: A Visual History 1972-1982
Snow Buddies
Soul Food - The Third Season
St. Teresa of Avila
A Stranger's Heart
Strictly Confidential - The Complete Series
The Ten Commandments (animated)
Thin Lizzy: Live and Dangerous
Third Watch - The Complete First Season
Tootsie - 25th Anniversary Edition
When a Man Falls
When Night Is Falling
The Whitest Kids U' Know - The Complete First Season
The Who: Up Close & Personal
Wire in the Blood - The Complete Fourth Season
You've Got Mail (Deluxe Edition)

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