Eric Clapton: Crossroads Guitar Festival 2010 (Two-Disc Super Jewel Case)
Manufacturer: Rhino Records Brand: WEA
Often credited as being one of the all-time greatest guitarists, and known amongst his peers as one of the all-time greatest collaborators. The ultimate Clapton collaboration took place on June 26, 2010 at Chicago's Toyota Park. For one day only, Clapton gathered the past, present, and future of guitar music onto one stage for an incredible all-day musical event in front of a crowd of over 27,000. The third Crossroads Guitar Festival was a sold out, 11-hour tour de force with all profits benefiting The Crossroads Centre in Antigua, a treatment and education facility founded by Clapton for chemically dependent persons.Rhino Entertainment captured every epic note from that blistering summer day in Chicago, and will release over 4 hours of footage in High Definition on 'CROSSROADS GUITAR FESTIVAL 2010.' Fans around the world will have a chance to experience many of the festival's greatest moments, including performances by Eric Clapton, ZZ Top, Steve Winwood, BB King, Jeff Beck, Sheryl Crow, Buddy Guy and many others, as well as behind-the-scenes footage and candid interviews with the performers. -Housed in a Super-Jewel Case (an upgraded design of the standard CD jewel case packaging, with rounded corners and a unique locking clasp).DVD track-listing:Disc 1-Bill Murray Introduction with Eric Clapton1. Sonny Landreth with Eric Clapton-Promise Land2. Sonny Landreth-Z Rider-SLIDE GUITAR3. Robert Randolph and the Family Band-Traveling Shoes4. Joe Bonamassa & Pino Daniele with Robert Randolph-Going Down-Bill Murray Introduces Robert Cray5. Robert Cray, Jimmie Vaughn & Hubert Sumlin-Killing Floor6. Jimmie Vaughn, Robert Cray & Hubert Sumlin-Six Stings Down-TEXAS BLUES-Bill Murray Introduces ZZ Top7. ZZ Top-Waiting For the Bus8. ZZ Top-Jesus Just Left Chicago9. Doyle Bramhall II-Gypsy Blood10. Doyle Bramhall II-In My Time Of Dying11. Gary Clark Jr-Bright Lights12. Sheryl Crow with Derek Trucks, Susan Tedeschi, Doyle Bramhall II & Gary Clark Jr-Long Road Home13. Sheryl Crow with Eric Clapton, Doyle Bramhall II & Gary Clark Jr-Our Love Is Fading14. Bert Jansch-Blackwaterside15. Stefan Grossman with Keb Mo-Mississippi Blues16. Stefan Grossman with Keb Mo-Roll 'N' Tumble-COUNTRY MUSIC-Bill Murray Introduces Vince Gill17. Vince Gill, Keb Mo, James Burton, Earl Klugh, Albert Lee-One More Last Chance18. Vince Gill, James Burton, Albert Lee, Keb Mo, Earl Klugh-Mystery Train19. Vince Gill, Keb Mo, Albert Lee, James Burton, Earl Klugh & Sheryl Crow-Lay Down Sally20. Earl Klugh-Angelina21. Earl Klugh-Vonetta-Bill Murray Introduces John Mayer22. John Mayer Trio-Who Did You Think I Was23. John Mayer Trio-Ain't No SunshineDisc 2-Bill Murray Introduces Derek Trucks1. Derek Trucks & Susan Tedeschi Band-Midnight In Harlem2. Derek Trucks & Susan Tedeschi Band featuring Warren Haynes-Comin' Home3. Warren Haynes-Soulshine4. David Hidalgo and Cesar Rojas featuring Derek Trucks-Don't Keep Me Wondering5. Derek Trucks & Susan Tedeschi Band featuring Warren Haynes, David Hidalgo,...
Great Performances: Macbeth
Manufacturer: PBS Home Video
Director Rupert Goold adapts his gripping stage production of Macbeth - with Sir Patrick Stewart and Kate Fleetwood reprising their Tony-nominated performances - into this edgy film adaptation, which relocates the bloody action to a nameless 20th-century netherworld.
Les Miserables in Concert
Manufacturer: Universal Studios Home Entertainment Brand: UNI DIST CORP. (MCA) Model: 16478315
Experience the event of a lifetime with this spectacular 25th anniversary celebration of one of the most popular musicals ever written, Les MisÃ©rables. Honoring 25 years of this incredible show, this momentous film captures the excitement of two magnificent sold-out performances that were watched live around the world. With a phenomenal all-star cast, including pop star Nick Jonas (Jonas Brothers), TonyÂ® Award winner Lea Salonga (the voice of Disneyâ€™s Mulan and Princess Jasmine), and over 500 additional artists and musicians, revel in the songs of the unforgettable characters as they struggle for redemption and revolution. Fifteen years after the historic 10th anniversary concert, the international musical sensation Les MisÃ©rables returned for a 25th anniversary concert at London's O2 Arena in October 2010. Like the previous concert, it presents an all-star cast, this time taken from two different 2010 London productions as well as the original 1985 cast. The singers stand at microphones wearing costumes, backed by a huge chorus and three video screens showing some action that can't be represented on stage, though the stage is transformed into a set for some key scenes, such as in the ThÃ©nardiers' bar and at the barricade. And as it has for 25 years, Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel SchÃ¶nberg's score vividly captures the passion of Victor Hugo's epic tale of post-Revolutionary France, combining tear-jerking ballads ("I Dreamed a Dream," "Bring Him Home") and rousing anthems ("Do You Hear the People Sing"). The cast is nearly all excellent, including Alfie Boe as Jean Valjean, Norm Lewis as Javert, Matt Lucas as ThÃ©nardier, Jenny Galloway as Madame ThÃ©nardier (reprising her role from 1995), and Katie Hall as Cosette. Teen pop star Nick Jonas (of the Jonas Brothers) seems to have been cast as Marius for box-office appeal, however. Though he has the right look and hits the right notes, his voice is weak compared to the rest of the cast and throughout the show he seems to wear the same look of earnest worry, eyes fixed on the horizon as if reading a teleprompter. After playing Eponine in the 1995 concert, Lea Salonga is now Fantine, and while she sings well, the part really calls for more vocal power. Comparing the 1995 concert and 2010, the newer one has superior audio and video, but the earlier one has the stronger cast top to bottom, anchored by many of the legendary performers who helped make Les Mis the sensation it still is today. In acknowledgment of that, after the final scene of the 2010 concert ends, many of the original cast members enter the stage for a thrilling encore. "Bring Him Home" unites original Valjean Colm Wilkinson with John Owen-Jones, Simon Bowman, and Alfi Boe, then Michael Ball, Frances Ruffelle, Alun Armstrong, and others join the cast for "One Day More." (It's hard not to be moved when Ball looks around the stage and sings his line, "My place is here, I fight with you.") Producer Cameron Macki...
Les Miserables: The 25th Anniversary Concert [Blu-ray]
Manufacturer: Universal Studios Home Entertainment Brand: Unknown Model: MHV61118326BR Color: color
Experience the event of a lifetime with this spectacular 25th anniversary celebration of one of the most popular musicals ever written, Les MisÃ©rables. Honoring 25 years of this incredible show, this momentous film captures the excitement of two magnificent sold-out performances that were watched live around the world. With a phenomenal all-star cast, including pop star Nick Jonas (Jonas Brothers), TonyÂ® Award winner Lea Salonga (the voice of Disneyâ€™s Mulan and Princess Jasmine), and over 500 additional artists and musicians, revel in the songs of the unforgettable characters as they struggle for redemption and revolution.
The Big Bang Theory: Season 5
Manufacturer: Warner Home Video Brand: Warner Manufacturing Model: 883929221943
In the television series, The Big Bang Theory, Leonard Hofstadter (Johnny Galecki) and Sheldon Cooper (Jim Parsons) are both brilliant physicists working at CalTech in Pasadena, California. They are colleagues, best friends, and roommates, although in all capacities their relationship is always tested primarily by Sheldon's regimented, deeply eccentric, and non-conventional ways. They are also friends with their CalTech colleagues mechanical engineer Howard Wolowitz (Simon Helberg) and astrophysicist Rajesh Koothrappali (Kunal Nayyar). The foursome spend their time working on their individual work projects, playing video games, watching science-fiction movies, or reading comic books. As they are self-professed nerds, all have little or no luck with popular women. When Penny, a pretty woman and an aspiring actress originally from Omaha, moves into the apartment across the hall from Leonard and Sheldon's, Leonard has another aspiration in life, namely to get Penny (Kaley Cuoco) to be his girlfriend. The Big Bang Theory: Season 5 is available on DVD in a 3 disc box set. The fifth season of The Big Bang Theory settles into a solid, enjoyable groove. The original quintet of four nerds and a pretty girl has been complemented by two nerd girls, creating a dynamic social world that retains all the social awkwardness needed for comic effect. Much of the season revolves around relationships: Howard (Simon Helberg) is engaged to Bernadette (Melissa Rauch), though that bond is tested by everything from Howard getting commissioned to be an astronaut to online revelations of Howard's former sleaziness; Leonard (Johnny Galecki) and Penny (Kaley Cuoco) start dating again, this time as "Leonard & Penny 2.0," promising to treat problems as bugs that can be reported and fixed; and Sheldon (Jim Parsons) and Amy (Mayim Bialik) formalize their relationship with--what else?--a contract, though a dissatisfied Amy later decides to make Sheldon a better boyfriend through sneaky behavior modification. But some of the most delightful bits come from Raj (Kunal Nayyar), the show's remaining singleton, whose ambiguous sexuality flavors everything he says. Nayyar's performance grows increasingly charming, as does Bialik's; in addition to her grappling with Sheldon's impermeable narcissism, the strange undercurrent of lust in Amy's friendship with Penny stirs up comic anxiety. And of course Sheldon never fails to delight as, among other things, he lets all his decisions be determined by a roll of the dice; treats Leonard as "SchrÃ¶dinger's Friend"; and embraces chaos in his life by playing bongos in the middle of the night and wearing Tuesday pajamas on Thursday night. All in all, though season five feels less surprising than previous seasons, the quality of the writing and performances remains high. The extras on The Big Bang Theory: The Complete Fifth Season are unremarkable, except for a featurette about the series' director and designers, which shows a different side of n...
The Tree of Life (Three-Disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo + Digital Copy)
Manufacturer: Fox Searchlight Brand: TCFHE Color: color
From Terrence Malick, the acclaimed director of such classic films as BADLANDS, DAYS OF HEAVEN and THE THIN RED LINE, THE TREE OF LIFE is the impressionistic story of a Midwestern family in the 1950's. The film follows the life journey of the eldest son, Jack, through the innocence of childhood to his disillusioned adult years as he tries to reconcile a complicated relationship with his father (Brad Pitt). Jack (played as an adult by Sean Penn) finds himself a lost soul in the modern world, seeking answers to the origins and meaning of life while questioning the existence of faith. Through Malick's signature imagery, we see how both brute nature and spiritual grace shape not only our lives as individuals and families, but all life.
Tyler Perry's A Madea Christmas - The Play [DVD]
Manufacturer: Lions Gate Brand: LIONS GATE HOME ENT. Model: 23603801
When a wealthy family meets for Christmas at their posh Cape Cod estate, family arguments and secrets cause quite a stir. It will take the almighty Madea to save this Christmas and make it into a foot-stomping good time. Filled with great music and enough laughs to fill your holiday season with joy, A MADEA CHRISTMAS is a must-see.
The Phantom of the Opera at the Royal Albert Hall
Manufacturer: Universal Studios Home Entertainment Model: 22975736
In celebration of the 25th Anniversary of Andrew Lloyd Webberâ€™s The Phantom of the Opera, Cameron Mackintosh produced a unique, spectacular staging of the musical on a scale which had never been seen before. Inspired by the original staging by Hal Prince and Gillian Lynne, this lavish, fully-staged production set in the sumptuous Victorian splendour of Londonâ€™s legendary Royal Albert Hall features a cast and orchestra of over 200, plus some very special guest appearances.
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