Some new documentaries out on dvd this week

ImageDAVID BOWIE: INSIDE OUT – A RETROSPECTIVE (E)         £24.99
Triple bill of programmes looking at the career of English rock singer-songwriter David Bowie. ‘Up Close and Personal’ discusses Bowie’s rise to fame and his ever-changing image, with footage of his final Ziggy Stardust show in 1980 and interviews with ex-wife Angie Bowie, musicians Trevor Bolder and Woody Woodmansey and BBC Sessions producer Jeff Griffin. ‘Rock Milestones – Ziggy Stardust’ critiques his 1972 album ‘The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars’.

The programme includes performance footage and interviews with Bowie, as well as input from Angie, Bolder, Woodmansey and guitarist Mick Ronson. ‘The Bowie Chamber Suite’ features a number of Bowie’s songs, such as ‘Space Oddity’, ‘Life On Mars’ and ‘Young Americans’, arranged for string quartet and grand piano.

DVD available to buy at – http://www.worldonlinecinema.com/Home/documentaries

ImageDIARY OF A VAMPIRE – THE LEGACY OF BRAM STOKER (E)         £15.99
Documentary exploring the world of Bram Stoker and the mystery behind his mythical horror story ‘Dracula’.

DVD available to buy at – http://www.worldonlinecinema.com/Home/documentaries

 

 

ImageELIANE RADIGUE: VIRTUOSO LISTENING (E) 2012        £17.99
Documentary about French electronic music composer Eliane Radigue. Composing the majority of her works on a single modular synthesizer, Radigue wrote over twenty pieces between 1967 and 2000, after which she began focusing on acoustic instrumental music. Her work was commended by The Spitalfields Summer Music Festival in June 2011.

DVD available to buy at – http://www.worldonlinecinema.com/Home/documentaries

ImageSECRET CITY (E) 2012    CHANAN, MICHAEL        £14.99
The film examines how the City of London Corporation (governing body of the ‘square mile’ which controls finance capital.) is an anti-democratic system which adheres to ancient laws and takes a look at its impact on Britain’s economy. The footage features interviews with London clergymen, activists, professors, businessmen and politicians including Lord Maurice Glasman and MP John McDonnell.

Review from the London Film Review –  http://www.thelondonfilmreview.com/film-review/secret-city-review/

DVD available to buy at – http://www.worldonlinecinema.com/Home/documentaries

ImageSHADOWS OF PROGRESS – DOCUMENTARY FILM IN POST-WAR BRITAIN…(15) 1977        £29.99
A collection of post-war documentaries offering a revealing portrait of Britain’s social, cultural and industrial development throughout the 1950s, ’60s and ’70s. The films comprise: ‘David’ (1951), ‘To Be a Woman’ (1951), ‘The Island’ (1952), ‘The Elephant Will Never Forget’ (1953), ‘Sunday By the Sea’ (1953), ‘Henry’ (1955), ‘Foot and Mouth’ (1955), ‘Birthright’ (1958), ‘They Took Us to the Sea’ (1961), ‘Faces of Harlow’ (1964), ‘Thursday’s Child’ (1954), ‘There Was a Door’ (1957), ‘People Apart’ (1957), ‘Return to Life’ (1960), ‘Four People’ (1962), ‘A Time to Heal’ (1963), ‘Time Out of Mind’ (1968), ‘Three Installations’ (1952), ‘The Film That Never Was’ (1957), ‘Stone Into Steel’ (1960), ‘From First to Last’ (1962), ‘People, Productivity and Change’ (1963), ‘Shellarama’ (1965), ‘Picture to Post’ (1969), ‘The Shadow of Progress’ (1970), ‘Today in Britain’ (1964), ‘I Think They Call Him John’ (1964), ‘Portrait of a Queen’ (1964), ‘Education for the Future’ (1967), ‘Tomorrow’s Merseysiders’ (1974), ‘Time of Terror’ (1975) and ‘The Shetland Experience’ (1977).

DVD available to buy at – http://www.worldonlinecinema.com/Home/documentaries

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2 thoughts on “Some new documentaries out on dvd this week

  1. About ‘Secret City’, you haven’t quite got it right. It isn’t the capital’s governing body, it’s the governing body of the ‘square mile’ in the middle, the bit that controls finance capital.

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