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Only The Strong Survive

Review In the winning spirit of Standing In The Shadows Of Motown, Only The Strong Survive brings together an amazing array of musical icons! With living legends such as Isaac Hayes, Herry Butler, Sam Moore, Wilson Pickett and Mary Wilson performing together on one stage, it's a dream revue of original artists and songs that won America's heart... and filled it with soul. Also featuring the Chi-Lites, Ann Peebles and Carla and Rufus Thomas... the night these legends come together will be a night you'll never forget!

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Depeche Mode: 101

Review One reviewer has called Only the Strong Survive "an American Buena Vista Social Club," and that's not a bad way to describe this entertaining 2002 documentary. It certainly has a righteous pedigree: co-directors D.A. Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus have between them been responsible for films like Monterey Pop, Bob Dylan's Don't Look Back, Down from the Mountain, Startup.com, and numerous others; meanwhile, many of the great soul singers who appear here, including Isaac Hayes, Wilson Pickett, Sam Moore (of Sam & Dave), and Carla Thomas, have retained much of their power since their heydays decades ago. The interview portions are fun--we learn, for instance, that "the wicked Pickett" has a stash of $1,000 shirts and $6,000 suits--but it's the musical numbers that are the main attraction, and there are some good ones. Even better, the DVD's bonus features include half a dozen complete live performances not in the original film, along with audio commentary by legendary producer Jerry Wexler and several of the artists. Sure, it would have been nice if Aretha Franklin, Smokey Robinson, and other living soul greats had also taken part, but hearing Eugene Record and the Chi-Lites singing "Oh Girl" is just about worth the price of admission alone. --Sam Graham
Depeche Mode: Alive in Berlin

Review Filmmakers Jehane Noujaim and Chris Hegedus and former CEO of Govworks.com Kaleil Isaza Tuzman are on to discuss their work on the new documentary, Startup.com. The film follows the conception, implementation and demise of the internet start-up, Govworks.com, and how the dissolution of the company impacted the two childhood friends who founded the website. Then, Japanese architect Yoshio Taniguchi & director of the Museum of Modern Art Glenn Lowry talk about the design for the new Museum of Modern Art which they will start construction on this spring.

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Depeche Mode: Live in Berlin

Review First, director Kenneth Branagh and actors Sean Foley and Hamish McColl talk about work on their play, The Play I Wrote.Also, an interview with fashion writer Andrew Leon Talley about his book ALT: A Memoir.Finally, filmmakers D.A. Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus share their new documentary about the soul singers of the 1960s and 1970s, Only the Strong Survive.

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Twin Peaks: The Return Season 1

Review In the winning spirit of Standing In The Shadows Of Motown, Only The Strong Survive brings together an amazing array of musical icons! With living legends such as Isaac Hayes, Herry Butler, Sam Moore, Wilson Pickett and Mary Wilson performing together on one stage, it's a dream revue of original artists and songs that won America's heart... and filled it with soul. Also featuring the Chi-Lites, Ann Peebles and Carla and Rufus Thomas... the night these legends come together will be a night you'll never forget!

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Hired Gun

Review One reviewer has called Only the Strong Survive "an American Buena Vista Social Club," and that's not a bad way to describe this entertaining 2002 documentary. It certainly has a righteous pedigree: co-directors D.A. Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus have between them been responsible for films like Monterey Pop, Bob Dylan's Don't Look Back, Down from the Mountain, Startup.com, and numerous others; meanwhile, many of the great soul singers who appear here, including Isaac Hayes, Wilson Pickett, Sam Moore (of Sam & Dave), and Carla Thomas, have retained much of their power since their heydays decades ago. The interview portions are fun--we learn, for instance, that "the wicked Pickett" has a stash of $1,000 shirts and $6,000 suits--but it's the musical numbers that are the main attraction, and there are some good ones. Even better, the DVD's bonus features include half a dozen complete live performances not in the original film, along with audio commentary by legendary producer Jerry Wexler and several of the artists. Sure, it would have been nice if Aretha Franklin, Smokey Robinson, and other living soul greats had also taken part, but hearing Eugene Record and the Chi-Lites singing "Oh Girl" is just about worth the price of admission alone. --Sam Graham
England Is Mine

Review Filmmakers Jehane Noujaim and Chris Hegedus and former CEO of Govworks.com Kaleil Isaza Tuzman are on to discuss their work on the new documentary, Startup.com. The film follows the conception, implementation and demise of the internet start-up, Govworks.com, and how the dissolution of the company impacted the two childhood friends who founded the website. Then, Japanese architect Yoshio Taniguchi & director of the Museum of Modern Art Glenn Lowry talk about the design for the new Museum of Modern Art which they will start construction on this spring.

This product is manufactured on demand using DVD-R recordable media. Amazon.com's standard return policy will apply.


Into the Night

Review First, director Kenneth Branagh and actors Sean Foley and Hamish McColl talk about work on their play, The Play I Wrote.Also, an interview with fashion writer Andrew Leon Talley about his book ALT: A Memoir.Finally, filmmakers D.A. Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus share their new documentary about the soul singers of the 1960s and 1970s, Only the Strong Survive.

This product is manufactured on demand using DVD-R recordable media. Amazon.com's standard return policy will apply.



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