Best Music Movies of 1995
Mr. Holland's Opus
In 1965, passionate musician Glenn Holland takes a day job as a high school music teacher, convinced it's just a small obstacle on the road to his true calling: writing a historic opus. As the decades roll by with the composition unwritten but generations of students inspired through his teaching, Holland must redefine his life's purpose.
The employees of an independent music store learn about each other as they try anything to stop the store being absorbed by a large chain.
Pink Floyd: Pulse
Pulse (stylized as P•U•L•S•E) is a Pink Floyd concert video taken from the October 20, 1994 concert at Earls Court Exhibition Centre, London, in The Division Bell tour.
Les Misérables: 10th Anniversary Concert at the Royal Albert Hall
The top stars from the original London and Broadway productions join together with a 150-voice chorus and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in London's venerated Royal Albert Hall for a truly magical gala performance of Les Misérables. You'll watch and listen time and again to the magnificent Tony Award-winning score as sung by stars forever linked to these roles.
Michael Jackson Video Greatest Hits: HIStory
This compilation features 10 of Michael Jackson's greatest video hits, including "Billie Jean," "The Way You Make Me Feel," "Black or White," "Rock With You" and others. -Includes the never before seen 18 minute version of "Bad". Directed by Martin Scorsese. Featuring Wesley Snipes. -9:30 Long Version of "The Way You Make Me Feel". -"Black Or White"- short film "Panther" version -"thriller"- "monstrous masterpiece" the ultimate "music movie" 14 minutes of horrific fun by director John Landis. -"remember The Time"- directed by John Singleton (Higher Learning, Boyz N The Hood, Shaft),features Eddie Murphy and Magic Johnson.
Mad Season - Live at the Moore
The band featuring members of Pearl Jam, Alice in Chains, and Screaming Trees performs live in concert at the Moore Theater in Seattle, Washington. Mad Season was an American rock supergroup formed in Seattle, Washington, in 1994 by members of three popular Seattle-based bands: Alice in Chains, Pearl Jam and Screaming Trees. Mad Season only released one album, Above, and is best known for the single "River of Deceit". The band went on a semi-permanent hiatus in 1996 due to the band members' conflicting schedules and vocalist Layne Staley's problems with substance abuse. Attempts were made in the late 1990s to revive the group without Staley; however, the band dissolved following the death of bassist John Baker Saunders in 1999.
Live! The Last Concert
The concert was recorded on February 26, 1995, at the “Houston Astrodome” and was televised live on Univision. The singer shared the concert with Tejano singer “Emilio Navaira” and performed to 66,994 people, which broke the previous attendance record held by Selena in the previous year. Selena's performance at the Astrodome became her final televised concert before she was shot and killed on March 31, 1995. The set list mostly included material from her "Amor Prohibido" (1994) album and a medley mashup of disco music songs. It was released on DVD on September 2, 2003 by Image Entertainment and Q-Productions, Inc.
Megadeth: Evolver: Making of Youthanasia
If you ever wanted to get to know Megadeth, this is the best way to do it. This home video tells the story of the recording of Youthanasia, and contains footage from the studio, interviews with the band and an inside look at the recording of an album. Evolver's story is told by Professor Dave. It finishes with the video for "Train of Consequences".
Out-of-work singer Victoria Grant meets a just-fired, flamboyant gay man in a club in 1920s Paris. He convinces her to pretend to be a man who is a female impersonator in order to get a job. The act is a hit in a local nightclub, but things get complicated when a gangster and nightclub owner from Chicago, King Marchan, falls in love with "him." Filmed live on Broadway, 1995.
On February 14, 1995, Hole recorded a live acoustic performance in front of an audience at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in New York City. Along with a string ensemble, The group played a mix of hits off "Live Through This," plus new material, covers by Duran Duran and Donovan, and unreleased Nirvana track "You Know You're Right."
Janet Jackson: Design of a Decade 1986/1996
A compilation of music videos from pop singer Janet Jackson.
Riverdance: The Show
Riverdance--The Show is a cultural phenomenon that defies criticism for the enthusiastic and leaves everyone else scratching their heads. The wonderfully talented cast, headed by the Riverdance Irish Dance Company, bewitchingly spins (and stomps) its Celtic folk choreography featuring numerous breathless solos by Michael Flatley (since departed) and Jean Butler. The mellifluous Riverdance Orchestra boasts Davy Spillane, who coaxes plaintive lamentations out of a peculiar instrument that resembles a bagpipe in a metal leg brace. For Enya fans, there is the sound-alike choral group Anuna, who casts a similarly New Age-style vocal spell. Also thrown into the mix are such disparate folk traditions as American gospel and Spanish flamenco. Though it's only 70 minutes long, Riverdance is repetitive by half. But judging from the ecstatic audience ovations and the continued foot-stomping during and after the curtain calls, too much is still not enough. --Richard Natale
Oasis: Live By The Sea
Live By the Sea is Oasis in their earlier days. Playing at a small venue at Southend Cliffs Oasis play 16 of their own songs and close their show with a mesmerizing cover of 'I am the Walrus' by the Beatles. They play nearly all their songs from their record-breaking debut album 'Definitely Maybe' and throw in a few b-sides for good measure. This is rock 'n' roll at its finest.
Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers: Playback
From the lyrical juxtapositions of two generations of teenagers in "Free Fallin'" to the award winning "Mary Jane's Last Dance" featuring Kim Bassinger, Petty treated his clips as small films. The narrative "Into the Great Wide Open," which features Faye Dunaway and Johnny Depp, actually resulted in offers to make Petty's story/song into a full length motion picture. Petty's reaction was, "It already is." Here are the best videos of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, a powerful document of the early evolution of a new kind of art -- and some rockin' tunes by a great band. --Bill Flanagan, September 1995
Bon Jovi: Live from London
Shot at Wembley Stadium on June 25th, 1995 in front of 72,000 cheering fans, this is the first 'live' concert video from Bon Jovi. A stunning performance which includes all their hits to date plus new tracks off there 'These Days' album.
Eric Clapton - Nothing But the Blues
Eric Clapton discusses who has influenced him throughout his career, with clips of performances by Howlin' Wolf, Buddy Guy, Muddy Waters, B.B. King, etc. Filmed by director Martin Scorcese, this documentary was broadcast once on PBS stations, but never officially released for reasons which remain unclear. A planned release on home video was slated for early summer 1995, and Warner/Reprise produced a limited number of advance copies to be used for promotion.
The Rolling Stones: Voodoo Lounge
Rolling Stones Voodoo Lounge DVD contains 17 tracks which are Not fade away, Tumbling Dice, You got me rocking, Satisfaction, Angie, Sweet Virginia, Its all over now, Stop breaking down, Who do you love, Miss you, Honky Tonk Woman, The Worst, Sympathy for the devil, Start me up, Its only rock n roll, Brown Sugar, Jumpin Jack Flash.
The Original Fleetwood Mac - The Early Years
This rare Fleetwood Mac documentary provides an intimate look at the original band as led by Peter Green, during the 1960s British blues boom.
From his quirky compositions for the spaghetti Westerns of Sergio Leone to his sublime musical contributions to director Roland Joffé's acclaimed 1986 drama The Mission, film composer Ennio Morricone has crafted more than 500 scores over the course of his enduring career in film. Now fans can take a look back at the life and career of one of cinema's most prolific composers through interviews with both the composer himself and many of his longtime collaborators. From his Italian efforts to his work in America, this documentary covers every aspect of Morricone's career as few have, offering insight into his childhood, his longtime association with Leone, and his ultimate disenchantment with the American studio system.
Stevie Ray Vaughan : Live from Austin Texas
Live from Austin, Texas is a live video by Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble. It is a retrospective of the band's two performances on Austin City Limits in 1983 and 1989. The film was released as a DVD on September 3, 1997.
The Rolling Stones - Totally Stripped
Totally Stripped is a newly revised version of the documentary that was originally made to coincide with the release of The Rolling Stones Stripped album released in November 1995. It tells the story of the two studio sessions and three live shows that made up the Stripped project. This followed the conclusion of the mammoth Voodoo Lounge tour and found The Stones reimagining tracks from their back catalogue in pared back versions alongside a couple of carefully chosen covers in the studio and doing smaller scale club gigs to showcase these versions, which was a marked contrast to the huge arenas and stadiums that had hosted the Voodoo Lounge tour. This new version of the documentary includes previously unseen footage and lays bare the inner workings of both The Rolling Stones and of some of their best loved tracks. Revealing, intimate and moving, Totally Stripped is unmissable.
Naomi & Wynonna: Love Can Build a Bridge
This is a true story about the relationship between a mother and her daughter, and their struggle to make it to the top in the music world. It is about hopes and dreams... about relationships and about growing up.
Film Für Alle
Five music videos from the album Musik für alle and some sketches.
Within days of the release of Negativland's clever parody of U2 and Casey Kasem, recording industry giant Island Records descended upon the band with a battery of lawyers intent on erasing the piece from the history of rock music. Craig "Tribulation 99" Baldwin follows this and other intellectual property controversies across the contemporary arts scene. Playful and ironic, his cut-and-paste collage-essay surveys the prospects for an "electronic folk culture" in the midst of an increasingly commodified corporate media landscape.
Steve Reich - City Life
Delve into the life story and professional career of musical genius Steve Reich, considered one of the greatest American composers of the 20th century. Manfred Waffender's documentary reveals how Reich's minimalist style and phrasing innovations have altered the direction of musical history. Special attention is paid to "City Life," a collection of everyday streets sounds brought together to create an aural representation of the urban landscape.
Supernatural shenanigans involving an up-and-coming rock band.
Monrad & Rislund: Panik i Pladderballe
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You Can't Do That! The Making of 'A Hard Day's Night'
Thirty years after A Hard Day's Night, its producer, director, writer and others describe its making. United Artists Records came to Walter Shenson, asking him to produce a movie so UA could issue a soundtrack album. Shenson signed Lester to direct, and they got the Beatles to agree to star. Shenson sent Owen to Dublin to spend time with the Fab Four; from this came a script built around their being prisoners of their own success. Phil Collins, himself an extra on A Hard Day's Night, hosts this examination of a seminal film: what was ad-libbed, why was it a hit, what was its influence on other movies, and how did it define the way the public viewed each Beatle for years to come?
The Christmas Elves
Presenting a whimsical holiday surprise package bursting with comical elfin escapades, Yuletide musical fun and brilliantly animated fairy magic!
Brian Wilson: I Just Wasn't Made for These Times
I Just Wasn't Made for These Times is a documentary about the life of Brian Wilson, the musical mastermind and songwriter for the Beach Boys. The film examines the ups and downs of Wilson's life, including the early years of the Beach Boys, his years of substance abuse, and his long road to recovery. The film was directed by music producer Don Was, who also worked on the soundtrack for Backbeat, a film about the early days of the Beatles.
Tie-Died: Rock 'n Roll's Most Deadicated Fans
Filmed during the Grateful Dead's 1994 summer tour, this film chronicles the lives of the "Deadheads"-- free-spirited fans who follow the band around the country.
In Tupelo, Mississippi, in 1962, a poor, young, single mother is impregnated by a womanizing has-been singer. Her mother tries to force her to give the child away but our heroine isn't sure. As she tries to solve her problems she receives assistance from unlikely quarters: a lesbian gang and the feminist/nudist/stripper/adult film star they idolize.
Days of Pentecost
Days of Pentecost is a feature-length drag action/adventure musical road movie. Inspired by Russ Meyer's 60's exploitation classic Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!, wherein three busty go-go dancers revolt against patriarchal oppression under the hot desert sun.
Neil Young and Crazy Horse: The Complex Sessions
This half-hour documentary by acclaimed director Jonathan Demme ("The Silence of the Lambs") captures singer-songwriter Neil Young and his hard-rocking backing band Crazy Horse "live" in the studio playing a set of four songs. These sessions took place at the Complex Recording Studios in Los Angeles on October 3, 1994, just one day after Young's critically-lauded Bridge School Benefit concert. Earlier that year, Young and his band had recorded the studio album "Sleeps with Angels" at the Complex studios and came back to film a series of music videos. Jonathan Demme was there to document the recording session, which began at 6:30 pm on a Monday evening and concluded at 4:30 am the next day. "The Complex Sessions" is the result of these sessions. Set List: 1. My Heart (3:08), 2. Prime of Life (4:44), 3. Change Your Mind (14:56), 4. Piece of Crap (3:08).
Another Froggy Evening
Michigan J. Frog pops in and out of people's lives through history.
The Prince and the Pauper
Tom Canty, a poor beggar boy who lives with his abusive father trades places with Prince Edward, the son of King Henry VIII and the royal heir to the throne.
Stand by Me
This is a musical short from Disney that features Timon and Pumbaa from The Lion King. Timon sings his own rendition of the hit song Stand By Me in the African fields. While he is singing, Pumbaa is hit by a ton of heavy objects such as safes and airplanes.
Murder Was the Case: The Movie
Follows the exploits of Snoop Doggy Dogg as he gets shot, and makes a deal with the devil to survive.
Gumby: The Movie
On the brink of a big deal with mogul Lucky Claybert, Gumby and his band The Clayboys must do battle with the villainous Blockheads, who have kidnapped their loyal canine Lowbelly.
Bye Bye Birdie
In 1995, ABC presented a telemovie version of the Broadway musical Bye Bye Birdie produced by RHI Entertainment. It starred Seinfeld's Jason Alexander and Vanessa Williams of Desperate Housewives. While this version remained mostly faithful to the original musical (Michael Stewart remains the only credited author of this version), several songs were added and re-arranged, and dialogue was slightly rewritten to smoothly facilitate the musical changes. The musical revolves around an Elvis Presley-type rocker who's about to join the Army. To mark the occasion, his manager's secretary arranges for him to kiss a random fan goodbye on The Ed Sullivan Show. Bye Bye Birdie earned four Tony awards in 1961, including Best Musical and Best Actor in a Musical for its original star, Dick Van Dyke. In addition to Alexander and Williams, ABC's production starred Tyne Daly, George Wendt, Chynna Phillips and Mark Kudisch.
When It Rains
A musician spends New Year's Day trying to help his friend pay the rent.
Peter and the Wolf
Sergei Prokofiev's symphonic masterpiece, first performed in Russia in 1936, has been lauded not only for the spectacular musical score, but also for the story itself--of a young boy who outwits a wily wolf. George Daugherty brings this timeless tale to modern audiences by seamlessly weaving live-action with animation and music by the RCA Symphony Orchestra. The story opens as a grandfather (Lloyd Bridges) hosts his daughter (Kirstie Alley) and grandson (Ross Malinger from Sleepless in Seattle) during a visit to his country cottage. After lunch, the trio settles in as grandfather recounts "The Story" of Peter's adventures with a bird, cat, and dizzy duck on the outskirts "of a very dark forest." The film morphs into a clever cartoon designed by the legendary Chuck Jones (of Wile E. Coyote fame). The "story within a story" leaps to life while the accompanying musical instruments also emerge as playful personalities.
The New Adventures of Peter Rabbit
Hop into a delightful, modern version of Beatrix Potter’s classic children’s story.
Divine: Shoot Your Shot
This show was filmed in Manchester, England in 1983, just as Divine's recording career was taking off, and shows him at his tasteless and tacky best. From his appearance in 1966 in his first John Waters film until his death in 1988, Divine always courted controversy. Love him or hate him you can't help but find him talented and very funny.
Davy Jones' Locker
This heartwarming musical combines the charm of marionettes with the wizardry of today's most innovative filmmaking. Full of original songs, this dazzling masterpiece transports you to a world of magic & wonder. Join Joey as he falls into his own dream and adventure on the high seas. Meet pirates, a beautiful mermaid, magic of dancing books and a legendary undersea pirate king himself, Davy Jones.
Annie: A Royal Adventure
Annie is back! Along with her friends Molly, Hannah, her dog Sandy, and her wealthy father Oliver Warbucks. They take a trip to England where Oliver Warbucks is going to be Knighted by the King. Annie and the gang stumbles onto a wicked scheme led by an evil noblewoman who plans to blow up Buckingham Palace so she can become Queen and claim the throne for herself! And now it is up to Annie and her friends to stop her!
Pocahontas' journey to the land of the settlers is softened with the help of comic sidekicks White Eagle and Fluffy Wing. Along with an upbeat soundtrack, the story showcases the American Indian girl's union with John Smith.
Big Dreams & Broken Hearts: The Dottie West Story
Dottie West fought a difficult childhood to rise as one of country music's icons winning the first ever Grammy for Best Female Country Vocal Performance in 1965. She pushed the boundaries of country music and befriended some of their greatest musical artistes. Poor management besieged her with financial problems and she was on her way to fighting them through when she was tragically killed.
The Nona Tapes
A spoof mockumentary featuring the rock band Alice in Chains.
Kitaro: An Enchanted Evening
An Enchanted Evening is a live album recorded during Kitaro's world tour in 1995. It features music from his studio album, Mandala, and music from his original score for Oliver Stone's movie, Heaven and Earth. Resonant with exotic Japanese instrumentation along with the more familiar guitar, flute and drums, it shimmers one minute and rumbles the next by turns soothing and stirring, rhythmic and dramatic, yet surprising intimate. It is a unforgettable event with contrasts that takes its cue from nature and spirit drawing refrains of the East and West together.