Best Music Movies of 1983
Michael Jackson's Thriller
A night at the movies turns into a nightmare when Michael and his date are attacked by a hoard of bloody-thirsty zombies.
Rebbe Mendel is a single father who teaches the Talmud, a sacred text of Judaism, to the boys of his small Polish town. Behind closed doors, he also instructs his daughter, Yentl, despite the fact that girls are forbidden to study religious scripture. When Yentl's father dies, she still has a strong desire to learn about her faith -- so she disguises herself as a male, enrolls in a religious school, and unexpectedly finds love along the way.
Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars
Hammersmith Odeon, London, July 3, 1973. British singer David Bowie performs his alter ego Ziggy Stardust for the very last time. A decadent show, a hallucinogenic collage of kitsch, pop irony and flamboyant excess: a musical symbiosis of feminine passion and masculine dominance that defines Bowie's art and the glam rock genre.
Alchoholic former country singer Mac Sledge makes friends with a young widow and her son. The friendship enables him to find inspiration to resume his career.
Siouxsie & The Banshees: Nocturne
Originally released in 1983 "Nocturne" was remastered in 2006 and released on DVD. This captures Siouxsie And The Banshees at the height of their "goth" period. It also features Cure frontman Robert Smith on guitar. If you liked the albums "Juju", "Hyaena", and "A Kiss In The Dreamhouse" you will love this. It was filmed at Royal Albert Hall.
It's five years later and Tony Manero's Saturday Night Fever is still burning. Now he's strutting toward his biggest challenger yet - making it as a dancer on the Broadway stage.
Though best known for his collage films, Lawrence Jordan here makes exquisite study of the different aspects of light lilting through the early morning fog of California winter. Painterly gradations of color and juxtapositions in scale are beautifully arranged to music by Antonio Vivaldi.
The Pirates of Penzance
In spite of being apprenticed to a Pirate King as a child, Frederic has led a very sheltered life. So when he arrives in Cornwall with his boisterous shipmates, there are a few surprises in store for him!
Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble: Live at the El Mocambo
Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble burn it up at the El Mocambo, a small club, performing a small set list. During the concert Vaughan pulls off some Hendrix style guitar heroics. He does whammy bar tricks, bangs it on he floor, and makes noises with it. He also plays it behind his back.
U2: Live at Red Rocks (Under a Blood Red Sky)
1. Intro 2. Out Of Control 3. Twilight 4. An Cat Dubh 5. Into The Heart 6. Surrender 7. Two Hearts Beat As One 8. Seconds 9. Sunday Bloody Sunday 10. Cry/The Electric Co. 11. October 12. New Year's Day 13. I Threw A Brick Through A Window 14. A Day Without Me 15. Gloria 16. Party Girl 17. 11 O'Clock Tick Tock 18. I Will Follow 19. 40 Recorded at the breathtakingly beautiful Red Rocks Amphitheater in Colorado in 1983, this concert features Irish rock sensation U2 and front man Bono in their early glory days. The program includes five previously unreleased songs and a director's commentary. Songs featured are "Out of Control," "Into the Heart," "Surrender," "Two Hearts Beat As One," "New Year's Day," "I Threw a Brick Through a Window" and "Party Girl."