Best Music Movies of 2003
School of Rock
Fired from his band and hard up for cash, guitarist and vocalist Dewey Finn finagles his way into a job as a fifth-grade substitute teacher at a private school, where he secretly begins teaching his students the finer points of rock 'n' roll. The school's hard-nosed principal is rightly suspicious of Finn's activities. But Finn's roommate remains in the dark about what he's doing.
Mother and daughter bicker over everything -- what Anna wears, whom she likes and what she wants to do when she's older. In turn, Anna detests Tess's fiancé. When a magical fortune cookie switches their personalities, they each get a peek at how the other person feels, thinks and lives.
A Mighty Wind
In "A Mighty Wind", director Christopher Guest reunites the team from "Best In Show" and "Waiting for Guffman" to tell tell the story of 60's-era folk musicians, who inspired by the death of their former manager, get back on the stage for one concert in New York City's Town Hall.
Home movies, photographs, and recited poetry illustrate the life of Tupac Shakur, one of the most beloved, revolutionary, and volatile hip-hop MCs of all time.
On a high mountain plain lives a lamb with wool of such remarkable sheen that he breaks into high-steppin' dance. But there comes a day when he loses his lustrous coat and, along with it, his pride. It takes a wise jackalope - a horn-adorned rabbit - to teach the moping lamb that wooly or not, it's what's inside that'll help him rebound from life's troubles.
Honey Daniels dreams of making a name for herself as a hip-hop choreographer. When she's not busy hitting downtown clubs with her friends, she teaches dance classes at a nearby community center in Harlem, N.Y., as a way to keep kids off the streets. Honey thinks she's hit the jackpot when she meets a hotshot director casts her in one of his music videos. But, when he starts demanding sexual favors from her, Honey makes a decision that will change her life.
Red Hot Chili Peppers: Live at Slane Castle
On tour promoting their 2002 studio album 'By the Way', Los Angeles-based funk rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers performs a sold-out live show to 80,000 people at Slane Castle in County Meath, Ireland on August 23, 2003.
The Work of Director Michel Gondry
A look at the work of director Michel Gondry, through his music videos, short films, and commercials.
Short film to a song of love lost and rediscovered, a woman sees and undergoes surreal transformations. Her lover's face melts off, she dons a dress from the shadow of a bell and becomes a dandelion, ants crawl out of a hand and become Frenchmen riding bicycles. Not to mention the turtles with faces on their backs that collide to form a ballerina, or the bizarre baseball game.
U2: Go Home - Live from Slane Castle
1. Elevation 2. Beautiful Day 3. Until The End Of The World 4. New Year's Day 5. Out Of Control 6. Sunday Blood Sunday 7. Wake Up Dead Man 8. Stuck In A Moment You Can't Get Out Of 9. Kite 10. Angel Of Harlem 11. Desire 12. Staring At The Sun 13. All I Want Is You 14. Where The Streets Have No Name 15. Pride (In The Name Of Love) 16. Bullet The Blue Sky 6:57 17. With Or Without You 18. One 19. Walk On On September 1, 2001, Irish rock band U2 made a triumphant return to their roots with two outdoor shows at Slane Castle, Ireland. U2 chose the castle venue because it marked two watershed moments for the band: their recording session for the landmark album THE UNFORGETTABLE FIRE in 1984, and their first Slane appearance opening up for fellow Irish rock band Thin Lizzy in 1981. U2 GO HOME captures the emotional intensity of the homecoming with 19 live tracks culled from the concerts.
Led Zeppelin is a double DVD set first released in 2003. It represents the first official video release of Led Zeppelin's live material since 1976's The Song Remains the Same. The recording of the DVD spans the years from 1969 to 1979 and includes performances from the Royal Albert Hall in 1970, Madison Square Garden in 1973, Earls Court in 1975, and Knebworth in 1979. Extras provided on the set include a 1969 promo film for Communication Breakdown, a short performance on the French TV show 'Tous En Scene' in 1969, a short performance on the Danish TV Show 'TV-Byen' in 1969, a performance on the British TV shoe 'Supershow' in 1969, a performance of Immigrant Song from the band's show at the Sydney Showground in February 1972, an interview with the NYC Press Conference in 1970, an Australian press conference in 1972, an interview with The Old Grey Whistle Test, the Over The Hills And Far Away promo (1990) and the Travelling Riverside Blues promo (1990).
Concert for George
As a memorial to George Harrison on the first anniversary of his passing, The Concert for George was held at the Royal Albert Hall in London on 29 November 2002 . Organized by Harrison's widow, Olivia, and son, Dhani, and arranged under the musical direction of Eric Clapton and Jeff Lynne. A benefit for Harrison's Material World Charitable Foundation, the all-star concert took place on the day of the first anniversary of his death. Proceeds from the film also went to the Material World Charitable Foundation. The film was shot using discreet cameras from over twelve locations.
Michael Jackson: Number Ones
Pop king Michael Jackson solidifies his title with this release of fifteen past number one hits. Songs include "Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough," "Thriller," "Black or White," and "Blood on the Dancefloor."
The Work of Director Chris Cunningham
British director Chris Cunningham has drawn acclaim for groundbreaking music videos for the likes of Autechre, Aphex Twin, Squarepusher, Bjork, and Portishead, his award-winning commercials, and his risky short films. The Work of Director Chris Cunningham is the second release in Palm's Directors Label Series.
The Work of Director Spike Jonze
When you experience The Work of Director Spike Jonze, you enter a world where anything can happen and frequently does. From the innovative director of Being John Malkovich and Adaptation., this superior compilation of music videos, documentaries, interviews, and early rarities offers abundant proof that Jonze is the real deal--a filmmaker ablaze with fresh ideas and fresh ways of filming them. Featuring The Beastie Boys, Bjork, Weezer, The Pharcyde, Fatboy Slim and many others.
Scooby-Doo! and the Legend of the Vampire
The Yowie Yahoo starts kidnapping musicians at a concert attended by Scooby and the gang in Vampire Rock, Australia.
Tenacious D: The Complete Masterworks
Documenting their gig at the Brixton Academy on November 3, 2002. Also contains the band's short lived HBO TV series, a collection of short films, two documentaries on the band, music videos, and live TV appearances. The video was a major success, going 6x platinum in the US in the Video Longform category.
End of the Century: The Story of the Ramones
A years-in-the-making documentary on the legendary punk band the Ramones. Through a mixture of archival footage, archival and new interviews with all members of the band's various lineups, and new interviews with a number of their contemporaries, the film traces the peaks and valleys the band experienced over the course of its 20-plus year career before disbanding in 1995.
Pearl Jam: Live At The Showbox
Live at the Showbox captures Pearl Jam playing in the intimate environment of the Showbox Theatre in Seattle, WA. It was released on May 7, 2003. It was recorded on December 6, 2002 at The Showbox in the band's hometown of Seattle, Washington. The show was the second of four warm-up gigs for the band's 2003 Riot Act Tour. The DVD is only available through the band's official website.
The Man from Snowy River: Arena Spectacular
Jim Ryan and Kate Conroy love each other, but John Conroy stands in the way of their happiness until Jim Ryan recaptures a prized colt.
Searching for the Wrong-Eyed Jesus
A captivating and compelling road trip through the creative spirit of the the South of the USA. Director Andrew Douglas's film follows "Alt" Country singer through a gritty terrain of churches, prisons, truck stops, biker bars and coalmines. This journey takes you through a very real contemporary Southern America,a world of marginalized white people and their unique and homemade culture.
Superchunk: Crowding Up Your Visual Field
Includes vintage Superchunk videos with commentary on the videos from the band and the directors, a documentary made by the band, interviews and live footage - you'll need a few days to get through all of it. Over four hours of material and all of it's essential.
Bob Marley: The Legend Live
Recorded in California at the Santa Barbara County Bowl, this live concert appearance from Bob Marley and the Wailers was filmed on November 25, 1979. One of the last shows to be recorded before Marley's untimely demise, the gig is a scintillating mix of reggae classics and provides a fitting epitaph to the influential musician. Tracks include "I Shot the Sheriff," "Exodus," "Is This Love" and many more.
The filmed account of a large Canadian rock festival train tour boasting major acts. In the summer of 1970, a chartered train crossed Canada carrying some of the world's greatest rock bands. The Grateful Dead, Janis Joplin, The Band, Buddy Guy, and others lived (and partied) together for five days, stopping in major cities along the way to play live concerts. Their journey was filmed.
The Saddest Music in the World
In Depression-era Winnipeg, a legless beer baroness hosts a contest for the saddest music in the world, offering a grand prize of $25,000.
Linkin Park - Live in Texas 2003
Live in Texas is Linkin Park's first live album and third CD, originally released on November 18, 2003. Tracklist: 01. Don't Stay 02. Somewhere I Belong 03. Lying From You 04. Papercut 05. Points Of Authority 06. Runaway 07. Faint 08. From The Inside 09. Figure.09 10. With You 11. By Myself 12. P5hng Me A*wy 13. Numb 14. Crawling 15. In The End 16. A Place For My Head 17. One Step Closer
Lynyrd Skynyrd: The Vicious Cycle Tour
The Vicious Cycle Tour was a live tour celebrating Lynyrd Skynyrd's 30 years of being a group. The recording is from The Amsouth Amphitheater In Antioch, Nashville, Tennessee.
Steve Vai: Live at the Astoria London
Guitar virtuoso Steve Vai teams up with bassist Billy Sheehan, drummer Virgil Donati, guitarist Dave Weiner and keyboardist/guitarist Tony McAlpine for an amazing, one of a kind show at the Astoria in London.
Alison Krauss and Union Station Live
Mayor of the Sunset Strip
A look at the history of fame in the world through the eyes of pop star impresario, Rodney Bingenheimer
In the mid-1990s, spurred on by both the sudden world-domination of bands such as Oasis and Prime Minister Tony Blair's "Cool Brittania" campaign, British culture experienced a brief and powerful boost that made it appear as if Anglophilia was everywhere--at least if you believed the press. Pop music was the beating heart of this idea, and suddenly, "Britpop" was a movement. Oasis, their would-be rivals Blur, Pulp, The Verve, and many more bands rode this wave to international chart success. But was Britpop a real phenomenon, or just a marketing ploy? This smart and often hilarious documentary probes the question with copious interviews from Noel and Liam Gallagher of Oasis, Pulp's Jarvis Cocker, Damon Albarn of Blur, Sleeper's Louise Wener, and many other artists and critics who suddenly found themselves at the cultural forefront.
Duran Duran: Greatest Videos
A collection of Duran Durans' greatest hits.
The Fighting Temptations
Darrin Hill, a slick-talking but down-on- his-luck NYC advertising exec, returns to his hometown in Georgia to claim the inheritance his aunt left him. But before Darrin can collect the money, he must fulfill his aunt's final wish -- to create a local choir.
Rush - Rush in Rio
First concert DVD ever from legendary rock trio Rush. Double-DVD set, containing 28 Rush songs. Recorded and filmed at Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on the final night of the band's 2002 tour, in front of 40,000 fans. Bonus features include the tour documentary "The Boys In Brazil," a film by Andrew MacNaughtan, multi-angle viewing options for certain songs, and behind-the-scenes footage.
Avril Lavigne: My World
Avril Lavigne is up-front, outrageous and totally in control. And now her first DVD gives you a front-row seat at her Buffalo, NY concert and a behind-the-scenes glimpse into her amazing life. Go deeper into Avril's world and see and hear for yourself why Avril is real, rockin' and anything but ordinary.
Queen: Greatest Video Hits 2
The sequel to the successful Queen - Greatest Video Hits. Contains Songs like A Kind of Magic and The Invisible Man
Dave Matthews Band: The Central Park Concert
The Central Park Concert is a two-disc DVD by the Dave Matthews Band. The album was recorded on September 24, 2003 on the Great Lawn of Central Park in New York, New York in front of a crowd of 121,382, the band's largest audience to date.
"Weird Al" Yankovic: The Ultimate Video Collection
A collection of Weird Al Yankovic's parody and original music videos, including "The Saga Begins" and "All About The Pentiums" from the "Running With Scissors" album and "Bob" from the "Poodle Hat" album.
Busted: Christmas for Everyone
Whilst doing their last concert before the Christmas Holidays, Busted find that their guitars have all disappeared mysteriously. With their only clue to there where-abouts being a mysterious note signed by 'Sinister Santa' the band take on London in hopes of finding their Guitars but learn the true meaning of Christmas along the way.
Audioslave is the name of a DVD EP by American rock supergroup Audioslave, released in 2003. It contains the three videos the band had made up to that point, "Cochise", directed by Mark Romanek, "Like a Stone", directed by Meiert Avis, and "Show Me How to Live", directed by Richard C. Sarafian. Bonus material includes two songs performed live on the Late Show with David Letterman in New York on November 25, 2002 plus rare behind-the-scenes footage. The DVD was certified Gold by the RIAA in 2004.
Lichtspielhaus is Rammstein's second DVD. It was released on December 1, 2003. It is a compilation of all their videos to date and some live performances, commercial advertisements, trailers and "makings-of".
Tiësto in Concert
On May 10, 2003, for the first time on our planet, one DJ has filled a soccer stadium with 25,000 people for an 8 hour performance/set. The show featured guest singers, live bands and performers, plus stunning visual effects.
R. Kelly: The R. in R&B - The Video Collection
This DVD/CD combination package features all of R. Kelly's biggest music videos from the first 10 years of his career, and one of the most potent new videos: "Thoia Thing." The bonus CD contains 5 tracks.
Peter Gabriel: Growing Up Live
Peter Gabriel: Growing Up Live presents the complete 2003 Milan concert from Peter Gabriel's tour based around the album Up, featuring 17 tracks across 134 minutes. Literally central to a memorable show is a revolving stage that sees Gabriel going for a cycle ride in an exuberant "Solsbury Hill," performing "Growing Up" inside a Zorb ball, and delivering a gravity-defying sky walk in "Downside Up" with daughter Melanie. Accompanied by regular sidemen David Rhodes (guitar) and Tony Levin (bass), Gabriel is joined by the legendary Blind Boys of Alabama for the spine-tingling "Sky Blue," throughout mixing recent tracks like the abrasive "Darkness" and "The Barry Williams Show" with established crowd pleasers such as "Red Rain," "In Your Eyes," and "Sledgehammer.
Nightwish: End of Innocence
End of Innocence is the second official DVD release of Finnish symphonic metal band Nightwish. The DVD features numerous clips of the band performing livetracks, including a recording of the band performing one of their first songs; "Beauty and the Beast", with bassist Marco Hietala performing the male vocal part (in the past this part was performed by Tuomas Holopainen or Tony Kakko, from Sonata Arctica)
Deep Purple: Perihelion
Deep Purple. Live At The Sunrise Theatre, Miami, Florida, June 5th 2001
Alice Cooper - The Ultimate Clip Collection
Featuring a collection of Alice Cooper's most loved video clips, including Poison, Love's a Loaded Gun and Bed of Nails.
The Singing Detective
From his hospital bed, a writer suffering from a skin disease hallucinates musical numbers and paranoid plots.
Live and Swingin': The Ultimate Rat Pack Collection
Collection of songs performed at the "Frank Sinatra Spectacular," a 1965 benefit by the various members of the Rat Pack.
Kiss - Symphony
Kiss's performance in Melbourne, Australia, on February 28th, 2003, at Telstra Dome, with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, conducted by David Campbell.