Top Rock & Pop movies on DVD and Blu-ray

Rent Mamma Mia! on DVD Mamma Mia!
Synopsis
On the idyllic Greek isle of Kalokairi, single mom Donna Sheridan (Meryl Streep) goes into a tizzy when her bride-to-be daughter (Amanda Seyfried), in a bid to learn her father's identity, invites three of Donna's ex-lovers to the wedding. Buoyed by the tunes of ABBA, this effervescent yarn -- a Golden Globe nominee for Best Picture (Comedy or Musical) -- also stars Pierce Brosnan, Colin Firth and Stellan Skarsgård as the trio of potential dads.
Cast
Cast
Meryl Streep, Pierce Brosnan, Colin Firth, Amanda Seyfried, Stellan Skarsgård, Julie Walters, Dominic Cooper, Christine Baranski
Director
Director
Phyllida Lloyd
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Romantic Comedies, Contemporary Movie Musicals, Show Tunes, Musicals, Pop, Rock & Pop, Blockbusters
Rent School of Rock on DVD School of Rock
Synopsis
Fired from his band and hard up for cash, guitarist and vocalist Dewey Finn finagles his way into a job as a fourth-grade substitute teacher at a private school, where he secretly begins teaching his students the finer points of rock 'n' roll.
Cast
Cast
Jack Black, Adam Pascal, Lucas Papaelias, Chris Stack, Sarah Silverman, Mike White, Lucas Babin, Joan Cusack, Jordan-Claire Green, Veronica Afflerbach
Director
Director
Richard Linklater
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Showbiz Comedies, Rock & Pop, Blockbusters
Rent Almost Famous on DVD Almost Famous
Synopsis
In the early 1970s, teenage writer William Miller gets a plum assignment from a <i>Rolling Stone</i> editor to write about the band Stillwater on a cross-country tour. Along the way, he learns about friendship and love with help from Penny Lane.
Cast
Cast
Billy Crudup, Frances McDormand, Kate Hudson, Jason Lee, Patrick Fugit, Zooey Deschanel, Michael Angarano, Anna Paquin, Fairuza Balk, Noah Taylor, John Fedevich, Mark Kozelek, Jimmy Fallon, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Eric Stonestreet
Director
Director
Cameron Crowe
Genres
Genres
Drama, Showbiz Dramas, Showbiz Comedies, Dramas Based on Real Life, 20th Century Period Pieces, Classic Rock, Rock & Pop, Period Pieces
Rent Rock of Ages on DVD Rock of Ages
Synopsis
In the 1980s, Los Angeles' famed Sunset Strip is pulsing to a beat that attracts waitress Sherrie and busboy Drew, who fall in love and chase fame while working at the Bourbon Room, a club catering to rock royalty like Stacee Jaxx.
Cast
Cast
Julianne Hough, Diego Boneta, Russell Brand, Paul Giamatti, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Malin Akerman, Mary J. Blige, Alec Baldwin, Tom Cruise
Director
Director
Adam Shankman
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Contemporary Movie Musicals, Showbiz Comedies, Romantic Comedies, Hard Rock & Heavy Metal, Rock & Pop
Rent Michael Jackson's This Is It on DVD Michael Jackson's This Is It
Synopsis
Featuring rehearsal footage, backstage action and interviews, this compelling documentary follows pop superstar Michael Jackson during the days leading up to his untimely death as he prepares for a series of 50 sold-out London shows.
Cast
Cast
Michael Jackson, Kenny Ortega, Orianthi Panagaris, Mekia Cox, Darryl Phinnessee, Tyne Stecklein, Charles Klapow, Judith Hill, Alex Al
Director
Director
Kenny Ortega
Genres
Genres
Documentary, Rockumentaries, Miscellaneous Documentaries, Rock & Pop, Pop
Rent Cadillac Records on DVD Cadillac Records
Synopsis
The sounds of 1950s Chicago color this drama based on the true story of a bar owner who signed a lineup of future legends to his fledgling record label. He crosses paths with Muddy Waters, Chuck Berry and Etta James, changing the face of pop music.
Cast
Cast
Adrien Brody, Jeffrey Wright, Beyoncé Knowles, Gabrielle Union, Mos Def, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Cedric the Entertainer, Columbus Short, Norman Reedus, Tammy Blanchard, Shiloh Fernandez, Eric Bogosian, Joshua Alscher, Osas Ighodaro
Director
Director
Darnell Martin
Genres
Genres
Drama, Showbiz Dramas, 20th Century Period Pieces, Dramas Based on Real Life, Classic R&B/Soul, Rock & Roll Oldies, Rock & Pop
Rent Searching for Sugar Man on DVD Searching for Sugar Man
Synopsis
Decades after Detroit singer-songwriter Rodriguez disappeared following the commercial failure of his two critically praised records in the 1970s, two fans from South Africa, where Rodriguez was a huge hit, try to track down their idol.
Cast
Cast
Sixto Rodriguez, Steve Segerman, Dennis Coffey, Mike Theodore, Dan Dimaggio, Jerome Ferretti, Steve Rowland, Willem Möller, Craig Bartholomew-Strydrom, Ilse Assmann
Director
Director
Malik Bendjelloul
Genres
Genres
Documentary, Biographical Documentaries, Rockumentaries, Singer-Songwriters, Classic Rock, Rock & Pop, United Kingdom
Rent Hedwig and the Angry Inch on DVD Hedwig and the Angry Inch
Synopsis
After a botched sex-change operation, East German glam rocker Hansel (John Cameron Mitchell) becomes Hedwig and travels across the United States with a stage show, following her ex-boyfriend (and former band mate) and telling her life story. Hedwig's offbeat show slays audiences -- but in diners not clubs. Mitchell also wrote and directed the comedy, which won at the Sundance Film Festival and was nominated for several Independent Spirit Awards.
Cast
Cast
John Cameron Mitchell, Michael Pitt, Miriam Shor, Stephen Trask, Theodore Liscinski, Rob Campbell, Andrea Martin, Alberta Watson, Maurice Dean Wint, Michael Aronov
Director
Director
John Cameron Mitchell
Genres
Genres
Music & Musicals, Contemporary Movie Musicals, Cult Comedies, Indie Comedies, Showbiz Comedies, LGBT, LGBT Comedies, Musicals, Rock & Pop
Rent Love & Mercy on DVD Love & Mercy
Synopsis
This candid biopic traces the winding path of Brian Wilson, creator of the Beach Boys' unique sound. Battling mental illness, Wilson traded stardom for an isolated existence in the 1960s but returned to the stage in the '80s after taming his demons.
Cast
Cast
Bill Camp, Jake Abel, Paul Dano, Elizabeth Banks, John Cusack, Paul Giamatti
Director
Director
Bill Pohlad
Genres
Genres
Drama, Showbiz Dramas, Social Issue Dramas, Rock & Pop, Rock & Roll Oldies
Rent Young@Heart on DVD Young@Heart
Synopsis
Coldplay, the Clash and Jimi Hendrix will never sound the same once you've heard the Young@Heart chorus, a group of Massachusetts senior citizens who thrill audiences worldwide with their unusual -- and unusually poignant -- covers of rock songs. Stephen Walker's humane and heartwarming documentary, which premiered at Sundance in 2008, follows the elderly ensemble as they prepare their latest show for public performances.
Cast
Cast
Joe Benoit, Helen Boston, Louise Canady, Elaine Fligman, Jean Florio, Len Fontaine, Stan Goldman, Jeanne Hatch, Eileen Hall, Donald Jones
Director
Director
Stephen Walker, Sally George
Genres
Genres
Documentary, Social & Cultural Documentaries, Rock & Pop
Rent Shine a Light on DVD Shine a Light
Synopsis
Academy Award-winning filmmaker Martin Scorsese chronicles the incomparable career of the Rolling Stones with this one-of-a-kind documentary that features footage from the legendary band's "A Bigger Bang" tour. Backed by a stellar crew of cinematographers, Scorsese mixes revealing interviews, fascinating behind-the-scenes clips and live performances to capture the "world's greatest rock 'n' roll band" in all their glory.
Cast
Cast
Rolling Stones, Keith Richards, Mick Jagger, Jack White, Ron Wood, Charlie Watts, Christina Aguilera, Bill Clinton
Director
Director
Martin Scorsese
Genres
Genres
Music & Musicals, Rockumentaries, Classic Rock, Rock & Pop
Rent Pink Floyd: The Wall on DVD Pink Floyd: The Wall
Synopsis
Inspired by the album of the same name, director Alan Parker's revolutionary rock opera traces the troubled past of Pink (Bob Geldof), a depressed rock star at the end of his rope. With the wall as a metaphor for self-inflicted isolation, Pink is lost in despair, feeling trapped and desperately searching for a way out. The Wall's stylized blend of drama, music and Gerald Scarfe's brilliant animation earned the film instant cult status.
Cast
Cast
Bob Geldof, Pink Floyd
Director
Director
Alan Parker
Genres
Genres
Music & Musicals, Contemporary Movie Musicals, Classic Rock, Rock & Pop, Musicals
Rent The Last Waltz on DVD The Last Waltz
Synopsis
Director Martin Scorcese captures the legendary final concert by The Band, staged at San Francisco's Winterland arena on Thanksgiving Day 1976. Along with revealing interviews, the concert footage features Joni Mitchell, Neil Young and Bob Dylan.
Cast
Cast
The Band, Rick Danko, Robbie Robertson, Richard Manuel, Levon Helm, Garth Hudson, Eric Clapton, Neil Diamond, Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, Neil Young, Emmylou Harris, Ringo Starr, Van Morrison, Muddy Waters
Director
Director
Martin Scorsese
Genres
Genres
Documentary, Rockumentaries, Social & Cultural Documentaries, Classic Rock, Rock & Pop
Rent Anvil! The Story of Anvil on DVD Anvil! The Story of Anvil
Synopsis
Formed by two 14-year-olds in the 1970s, heavy metal band Anvil influenced other acts, such as Anthrax and Metallica. This documentary joins Anvil's now middle-aged founders as they cope with obsoleteness and try to end their careers on a high note.
Cast
Cast
Anvil, Robb Reiner, Steve "Lips" Kudlow, Tiziana Arrigoni, Slash, Lars Ulrich, Tom Araya, Lemmy Kilmister, Scott Ian
Director
Director
Sacha Gervasi
Genres
Genres
Documentary, Rockumentaries, Hard Rock & Heavy Metal, Rock & Pop
Rent It Might Get Loud on DVD It Might Get Loud
Synopsis
Guitar greats Jimmy Page, The Edge and Jack White discuss their own musical styles, eventually meeting up to play each others' songs: Led Zeppelin's "In My Time of Dying," U2's "I Will Follow" and the White Stripes' "Dead Leaves and Dirty Ground."
Cast
Cast
Jimmy Page, The Edge, Jack White, Link Wray
Director
Director
Davis Guggenheim
Genres
Genres
Documentary, Rockumentaries, Modern & Alternative Rock, Classic Rock, Rock & Pop, Blues
Rent No Direction Home: Bob Dylan on DVD No Direction Home: Bob Dylan
Synopsis
This exhaustive film biography is a moving tribute to rock legend Bob Dylan by acclaimed director Martin Scorsese, featuring never-before-seen footage, rare concert performances and intimate interviews with members of the musician's inner circle.
Cast
Cast
Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, Allen Ginsberg, Pete Seeger, Mavis Staples, Peter Yarrow, Bob Johnston, D.A. Pennebaker, Al Kooper
Director
Director
Martin Scorsese
Genres
Genres
Documentary, Rockumentaries, Biographical Documentaries, Singer-Songwriters, Classic Rock, American Folk & Bluegrass, Rock & Pop, PBS Documentaries
Rent 20 Feet from Stardom on DVD 20 Feet from Stardom
Synopsis
Winner of the 2014 Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature, this film takes a behind-the-scenes look at the world of backup vocalists, weaving together interviews with legendary singers with the voices that support them.
Cast
Cast
Bruce Springsteen, Sting, Mick Jagger, Stevie Wonder, Bette Midler, Darlene Love, Merry Clayton, Judith Hill, Claudia Lennear, Lisa Fischer, Táta Vega
Director
Director
Morgan Neville
Genres
Genres
Documentary, Rockumentaries, Biographical Documentaries, Pop, Rock & Pop
Rent Metallica: Some Kind of Monster on DVD Metallica: Some Kind of Monster
Synopsis
This documentary captures rock icons Metallica while they record their 2003 album, "St. Anger," amid a sea of personal and professional turmoil. In addition to James Hetfield's rehab, the film also follows the replacement of bassist Jason Newsted.
Cast
Cast
Metallica, James Hetfield, Robert Trujillo, Kirk Hammett, Dave Mustaine, Jason Newsted, Bob Rockwell, Phil Towle, Lars Ulrich, Torben Ulrich
Director
Director
Joe Berlinger, Bruce Sinofsky
Genres
Genres
Music & Musicals, Rockumentaries, Hard Rock & Heavy Metal, Rock & Pop
Rent A Hard Day's Night: Collector's Series on DVD A Hard Day's Night: Collector's Series
Synopsis
The Beatles's first movie -- a groundbreaking comedy often considered director Richard Lester's best film -- chronicles a "typical" day in their lives, filled with frenzied fans, crazy relatives and a soundtrack of familiar songs. The film defined the Beatles' impish appeal, and John, Paul, George and Ringo are surprisingly assured on-screen. Songs include "Can't Buy Me Love," "And I Love Her" and "I Should Have Known Better."
Cast
Cast
John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr, Wilfrid Brambell, Norman Rossington, John Junkin, Victor Spinetti, Anna Quayle, Deryck Guyler, Richard Vernon
Director
Director
Richard Lester
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Movie Musicals, Classic Comedies, Showbiz Comedies, Musicals, Rock & Pop, Pop, United Kingdom, Must-See Musicals
Rent Wayne's World on DVD Wayne's World
Synopsis
In this "Saturday Night Live" spinoff, goofy rockers Wayne and Garth host a no-budget cable access show that attracts the attention of a big television producer. They think they're on the road to fame and fortune, but they may have fallen for a scam.
Cast
Cast
Mike Myers, Dana Carvey, Rob Lowe, Tia Carrere, Brian Doyle-Murray, Lara Flynn Boyle, Michael DeLuise, Dan Bell, Lee Tergesen, Kurt Fuller, Colleen Camp, Frederick Coffin, Mike Hagerty, Chris Farley, Meat Loaf, Robert Patrick, Ione Skye, Don Amendolia, Alice Cooper, Ed O'Neill
Director
Director
Penelope Spheeris
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Showbiz Comedies, Late Night Comedies, Cult Comedies, Hard Rock & Heavy Metal, Rock & Pop, Blockbusters
Rent Woodstock: 3 Days of Peace & Music on DVD Woodstock: 3 Days of Peace & Music
Synopsis
The director's cut of Michael Wadleigh's Oscar-winning documentary restores footage snipped from the original 1970 release. With the help of a young editor named Martin Scorsese, Wadleigh not only chronicles Woodstock's memorable music and legendary artists, he also captures the festival's dauntless free spirit. The presentation features live performances from, among others, Jimi Hendrix; the Who; Janis Joplin; and Crosby, Stills and Nash.
Cast
Cast
Richie Havens, Joan Baez, Roger Daltrey, John Entwistle, Pete Townshend, Keith Moon, Joe Cocker, Arlo Guthrie, Graham Nash, Stephen Stills, David Crosby, Ten Years After, Alvin Lee, John Sebastian, Carlos Santana, Jimi Hendrix, Jerry Garcia, Janis Joplin, Jefferson Airplane, Grace Slick, Johnny Winter
Director
Director
Michael Wadleigh
Genres
Genres
Music & Musicals, Classic Rock, Rockumentaries, Rock & Pop
Rent The Rolling Stones: Gimme Shelter on DVD The Rolling Stones: Gimme Shelter
Synopsis
Featuring classic renditions of "Sympathy for the Devil," "Under My Thumb," "Satisfaction," "Jumpin' Jack Flash" and "Wild Horses," this unvarnished documentary chronicles the Rolling Stones' chaotic 1969 American tour. The film starts off on a high note at a riveting New York City show and concludes in the aftermath of the infamous Altamont Speedway gig, where Hell's Angels who were hired to do security ultimately brutalized concert-goers.
Cast
Cast
Rolling Stones, Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Mick Taylor, Charlie Watts, Bill Wyman, Jefferson Airplane, Marty Balin, Paul Kantner, Grace Slick, Jerry Garcia, Phil Lesh, Ike Turner, Tina Turner, Bob Weir
Director
Director
Albert Maysles, David Maysles, Charlotte Zwerin
Genres
Genres
Documentary, Social & Cultural Documentaries, Must-See Concerts, Classic Rock, Rockumentaries, Music & Musicals, Rock & Pop
Rent Sid & Nancy on DVD Sid & Nancy
Synopsis
This gritty biopic portrays the relationship and downward spiral of Sex Pistols bassist Sid Vicious (Gary Oldman) and his junkie girlfriend, Nancy Spungen (Chloe Webb), from their first meeting soon after Vicious joined the iconic punk band to the tragic end of their story. Hole front woman Courtney Love plays Nancy's friend, Gretchen, and music from the Clash's Joe Strummer, the Pogues, the Circle Jerks and others is included on the soundtrack.
Cast
Cast
Gary Oldman, Chloe Webb, David Hayman, Debby Bishop, Drew Schofield, Xander Berkeley, Perry Benson, Tony London, Sandy Baron, Courtney Love
Director
Director
Alex Cox
Genres
Genres
Drama, Showbiz Dramas, Indie Dramas, Indie Romance, Dramas Based on Real Life, Punk Rock, Rock & Pop
Rent The Beatles: Help! on DVD The Beatles: Help!
Synopsis
The lads from Liverpool light up the big screen in this delightful 1965 spy movie spoof that finds the mop tops traveling the globe to escape some religious fanatics intent on reclaiming a sacrificial ring stuck on Ringo's finger. Co-stars Eleanor Bron, Victor Spinetti and Leo McKern add to the zaniness, while the film's fantastic soundtrack features some of the Fab Four's most memorable hits, including the title track and "Ticket to Ride."
Cast
Cast
Paul McCartney, John Lennon, George Harrison, Ringo Starr, Leo McKern, Eleanor Bron, Roy Kinnear, John Bluthal, Patrick Cargill, Victor Spinetti
Director
Director
Richard Lester
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Comedies, Classic Movie Musicals, Screwball, Rock & Pop, Pop, United Kingdom, Classic Rock, Foreign Regions
Rent Leonard Cohen: I'm Your Man on DVD Leonard Cohen: I'm Your Man
Synopsis
A host of popular artists -- including Beth Orton, Nick Cave, Rufus Wainright and the U2 boys -- come together for a memorable evening of music at the Sydney Opera House, paying tribute to legendary songwriter Leonard Cohen. Producing a piece that's part concert film and part documentary, filmmaker Lian Lunson combines footage from the show with archival material and intimate interviews, resulting in a fascinating portrait of a gifted tunesmith.
Cast
Cast
Leonard Cohen, Bono, Nick Cave, Beth Orton, Jarvis Cocker, Rufus Wainwright, The Edge, Adam Clayton, Larry Mullen Jr., Martha Wainwright, Kate McGarrigle, U2
Director
Director
Lian Lunson
Genres
Genres
Documentary, Biographical Documentaries, Singer-Songwriters, Rock & Pop
Rent Bob Dylan: Dont Look Back on DVD Bob Dylan: Dont Look Back
Synopsis
In 1965, just months before Bob Dylan's controversial sound-switch from folk to electric guitar, D.A. Pennebaker documented the musician's British concert tour. The result is one of the most acclaimed music films of all time. Shot with a handheld camera in black-and-white, the film follows Dylan from limo to hotel room as he relaxes with friends, antagonizes the press and deals with managers.
Cast
Cast
Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, Donovan, Alan Price
Director
Director
D.A. Pennebaker
Genres
Genres
Music & Musicals, Biographical Documentaries, Indie Classics, Rockumentaries, Rock & Pop, American Folk & Bluegrass, Singer-Songwriters, Country & Western/Folk
Rent Katy Perry: Part of Me on DVD Katy Perry: Part of Me
Synopsis
Pop star Katy Perry is captured on and offstage in this revealing diary of her California Dreams Tour, featuring her Los Angeles performances. The film shares the air of glamour and fun that radiates from this talented and unique artist.
Cast
Cast
Katy Perry, Adam Marcello, Casey Hopper, Patrick Matera, Max Hart, Joshua Moreau, Lauren Allison Ball, Tasha Layton, Leah Adler, Lockhart Brownlie
Director
Director
Dan Cutforth, Jane Lipsitz
Genres
Genres
Documentary, Biographical Documentaries, Rockumentaries, Miscellaneous Documentaries, Rock & Pop, Pop, Ages 11-12
Rent Classic Albums: The Dark Side of the Moon on DVD Classic Albums: The Dark Side of the Moon
Synopsis
This film chronicles Pink Floyd's journey to the release of their classic album "The Dark Side of the Moon" in 1973. Discover how the band created the landmark recording and see interviews with band members as they provide insight into the process.
Cast
Cast
Pink Floyd, Roger Waters, David Gilmour, Nick Mason, Richard Wright
Director
Director
Matthew Longfellow
Genres
Genres
Music & Musicals, Classic Rock, Rockumentaries, Rock & Pop
Rent The Beatles Anthology on DVD The Beatles Anthology
Synopsis
Truly the definitive collection of Beatles material and a must-see for Beatles fans of all ages, this set includes rare and previously unreleased footage of the Fab Four, including an intimate performance by the surviving Beatles recorded in 1994. Dolby 5.1 surround sound and picture restoration enhance this classic assortment of interviews, concerts and music videos.
Cast
Cast
Paul McCartney, John Lennon, George Harrison, Ringo Starr, Beatles, Neil Aspinall, George Martin, Derek Taylor, Brian Epstein
Director
Director
Bob Smeaton, Geoff Wonfor
Genres
Genres
TV Shows, TV Miniseries, United Kingdom, Pop, Rockumentaries, Rock & Pop, Foreign Regions
Rent What's Love Got to Do with It on DVD What's Love Got to Do with It
Synopsis
Ike Turner meets a singer whom he grooms into a star, marries and renames Tina. But repeated run-ins with Ike's violent side shatter Tina's spirit. With nothing left but her name and her talent, she reemerges on the pop scene at the top of her game.
Cast
Cast
Angela Bassett, Laurence Fishburne, Rae'ven Kelly, Virginia Capers, Jenifer Lewis, Chi McBride, Rob LaBelle, Richard T. Jones, Damon Hines, Suli McCullough, Tina Turner
Director
Director
Brian Gibson
Genres
Genres
Drama, Biographies, Rock & Pop, African-American Dramas, Pop, Showbiz Dramas
Rent Talking Heads: Stop Making Sense on DVD Talking Heads: Stop Making Sense
Synopsis
Director Jonathan Demme expertly crafted this unrivaled concert film from footage of three live gigs at Hollywood's Pantages Theatre. The staging concept -- the brainchild of Talking Heads front man David Byrne -- begins with the lead vocalist striding onto an empty stage, acoustic guitar and boom box in hand. With each new tune, another band member or backup singer joins Byrne onstage, building steadily toward the smokin' finale.
Cast
Cast
David Byrne, Talking Heads
Director
Director
Jonathan Demme
Genres
Genres
Music & Musicals, Must-See Concerts, Modern & Alternative Rock, Rock & Pop
Rent American Hardcore on DVD American Hardcore
Synopsis
Tracing punk-rock music's turbulent history from 1980 to '86, this retrospective documentary celebrates the hundreds of influential hard-core bands that paved the way for tamer acts such as Nirvana, Blink-182, the Beastie Boys, Green Day and the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Archival footage includes performances from the Circle Jerks, Flipper, Gwar, Jerry's Kids, the Replacements, the Teen Idles and Wasted Youth.
Cast
Cast
Black Flag, Bad Brains, Minor Threat, SS Decontrol, Circle Jerks, Mike Watt, Gwar, Flipper, Jerry's Kids, Replacements, Teen Idles, Wasted Youth
Director
Director
Paul Rachman
Genres
Genres
Music & Musicals, Rockumentaries, Punk Rock, Rock & Pop
Rent DiG! on DVD DiG!
Synopsis
Documentarian Ondi Timoner spent seven years (and 1,500 hours of footage) chronicling the rise of two rival musicians -- Anton Newcombe of the Brian Jonestown Massacre and Courtney Taylor of the Dandy Warhols -- both of whom were intent on carving out their own piece of the highly volatile and unpredictable music business. The film follows the two wannabes through their loves, obsessions, arrests, death threats and relative success.
Cast
Cast
Anton Newcombe, Courtney Taylor-Taylor, Joel Gion, Matt Hollywood, Peter Holmstrom, Zia McCabe, Brent DeBoer, Eric Hedford, Dean Taylor, Dandy Warhols
Director
Director
Ondi Timoner
Genres
Genres
Documentary, Rockumentaries, Modern & Alternative Rock, Rock & Pop
Rent End of the Century: The Ramones on DVD End of the Century: The Ramones
Synopsis
Variously dubbed "A punk Last Waltz" and "One headbangin' helluva good time," this incisive documentary about the Ramones by Michael Gramaglia and Jim Fields traces the seminal punk band's trajectory from obscurity to fame to induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. It's an insider look at the rockers -- blemishes and all -- that will probably make your head spin. Includes interviews with Joe Strummer, Debbie Harry, Nicolas Cage and others.
Cast
Cast
Johnny Ramone, Dee Dee Ramone, Tommy Ramone, Joey Ramone, Marky Ramone, Ritchie Ramone, C.J. Ramone, Rob Zombie, Deborah Harry, Anthony Kiedis
Director
Director
Jim Fields, Michael Gramaglia
Genres
Genres
Music & Musicals, Rockumentaries, Rock & Pop, Punk Rock
Rent I Am Trying to Break Your Heart on DVD I Am Trying to Break Your Heart
Synopsis
Photographer turned director Sam Jones started filming experimental rock band Wilco as they recorded their acclaimed fourth album, "Yankee Hotel Foxtrot." As depicted in the film, however, it was a tumultuous time (the band nearly broke up).
Cast
Cast
Jeff Tweedy, Leroy Bach, Glenn Kotche, Jay Bennett, Tony Margherita, Wilco, John Stirratt, Greg Kot, Fred Armisen, Wes Orshoski
Director
Director
Sam Jones
Genres
Genres
Documentary, Rockumentaries, Modern & Alternative Rock, Rock & Pop
Rent Tommy on DVD Tommy
Synopsis
The Who made history with this campy cult classic -- the first-ever filmed "rock opera" -- which tells the tale of Tommy (Roger Daltrey), a boy who loses the ability to hear, speak and see after the tragic death of his father. Despite his losses, Tommy becomes a pinball champion and religious messiah, only to have his followers betray him. Tina Turner, Elton John and Eric Clapton all turn in performances in this outlandish production.
Cast
Cast
Roger Daltrey, Ann-Margret, Oliver Reed, Elton John, Eric Clapton, John Entwistle, Keith Moon, Paul Nicholas, Jack Nicholson, Robert Powell, Pete Townshend, Tina Turner
Director
Director
Ken Russell
Genres
Genres
Music & Musicals, Classic Movie Musicals, Rock & Pop, Classic Rock, Blockbusters, United Kingdom
Rent Yellow Submarine on DVD Yellow Submarine
Synopsis
The Fab Four's first and only animated feature -- a psychadelic must-see for Beatles fans -- finds the boys trying to save Pepperland from the scourge of the Blue Meanies amid a sea of puns, non sequiturs and surrealistic flights of fancy.
Cast
Cast
John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, George Harrison
Director
Director
George Dunning, Dick Emery
Genres
Genres
Music & Musicals, Rock & Pop, Classic Movie Musicals, Musicals, Classic Rock
Rent Led Zeppelin on DVD Led Zeppelin
Synopsis
This Led Zeppelin concert footage filmed at London's Royal Albert Hall in January 1970, London's Earls Court in May 1975, Knebworth in August 1979 and Madison Square Garden in July 1973 cements the band's reputation as a rock 'n' roll behemoth. Additional footage comes from television interviews, a bootleg shot of the band performing "Heartbreaker," behind-the-scenes footage from Knebworth and more.
Cast
Cast
Led Zeppelin, Robert Plant, John Bonham, Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
Music & Musicals, Classic Rock, Rock & Pop
Rent Glee: The Concert on DVD Glee: The Concert
Synopsis
The "Glee" kids take the stage for a sold-out concert tour across America, performing a set list of their most infectious and best-loved hit tunes. The film also includes behind-the-scenes footage that even the live concertgoers missed!
Cast
Cast
Dianna Agron, Lea Michele, Gwyneth Paltrow, Darren Criss, Chris Colfer, Cory Monteith, Heather Morris, Kevin McHale, Chord Overstreet, Jane Lynch, Amber Riley
Director
Director
Kevin Tancharoen
Genres
Genres
Music & Musicals, Pop, Rock & Pop, Ages 11-12
Rent Tenacious D: The Complete Masterworks on DVD Tenacious D: The Complete Masterworks
Synopsis
Jack Black and Kyle Gass perform live at London's Brixton Academy as mock rockers Tenacious D in this definitive collection, which also features an array of the duo's music videos, HBO shorts, studio footage and more. Highlights include the band's provocative 2002 Brixton concert, HBO's hilarious series chronicling the duo's early years, and the Spike Jonze-directed "Wonderboy" video with a "making of" featurette.
Cast
Cast
Tenacious D, Jack Black, Kyle Gass
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
Music & Musicals, Hard Rock & Heavy Metal, Rock & Pop
Rent Rush: Beyond the Lighted Stage on DVD Rush: Beyond the Lighted Stage
Synopsis
Celebrate the remarkable 40-year career of influential Canadian rock band Rush with this music documentary, which details the band's formation, long list of hit albums, struggles with critics, musical evolution and present day identity. Featuring interviews with well-known Rush fans such as Billy Corgan, Gene Simmons and Jack Black, this Rush extravaganza will thrill fans with its awesome archival footage and soundtrack.
Cast
Cast
Rush, Geddy Lee, Neil Peart, Alex Lifeson, Billy Corgan, Gene Simmons, Jack Black, Les Claypool, Matt Stone
Director
Director
Sam Dunn, Scot McFadyen
Genres
Genres
Documentary, Rockumentaries, Classic Rock, Rock & Pop
Rent Pink Floyd: Pulse on DVD Pink Floyd: Pulse
Synopsis
Pink Floyd outshines their own reputation for over-the-top special effects and intense lighting in this 1994 performance recorded live at London's Earls Court. Tracks include "Shine on You Crazy Diamond," "Learning to Fly," "High Hopes," "Coming Back to Life," "Another Brick in the Wall (Part Two)," "Money," "Wish You Were Here," "Comfortably Numb," "The Great Gig in the Sky," "Take It Back" and "One of These Days."
Cast
Cast
Pink Floyd
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
Music & Musicals, Classic Rock, Rock & Pop
Rent When You're Strange on DVD When You're Strange
Synopsis
Composed entirely of original footage from 1966-71, Tom DiCillo's documentary about the Doors filters truth from myth, reveals new insight into Jim Morrison and his bandmates, and captures the essence of the iconic rock group and the era. DiCillo's film pays tribute to the Doors and their music and to a generation's struggle for individuality and authenticity during an unstable and transformative epoch in America.
Cast
Cast
the Doors, Jim Morrison, Johnny Depp, John Densmore, Robby Krieger, Ray Manzarek
Director
Director
Tom DiCillo
Genres
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Documentary, Rockumentaries, Classic Rock, Rock & Pop
Rent Joni Mitchell: Woman of Heart and Mind on DVD Joni Mitchell: Woman of Heart and Mind
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Joni Mitchell's career as a singer-songwriter and painter is extensively profiled in this in-depth documentary, which originally aired as part of the PBS American Masters series. Take a look at this prolific artist as she reflects on a career that spans decades and includes some of the most influential music of that era.
Cast
Cast
Joni Mitchell
Director
Director
Susan Lacy
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Genres
Music & Musicals, Rockumentaries, Singer-Songwriters, Biographical Documentaries, Rock & Pop
Rent The Complete Monterey Pop Festival on DVD The Complete Monterey Pop Festival
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In 1967, cinematographer D.A. Pennebaker -- famous for his cinema verite style -- was in California to capture the searing performances of the likes of such icons as The Mamas and the Papas, Otis Redding and The Who on the Monterey International Pop Festival stage. Special features in this director-approved collection include substantial concert and behind-the-scenes footage.
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Cast
Michelle Phillips, Paul Simon, Art Garfunkel, Scott McKenzie, John Phillips, "Mama" Cass Elliot, Denny Doherty, Hugh Masekela, Grace Slick, Marty Balin, Paul Kantner, Jorma Kaukonen, Jack Casady, Janis Joplin, Pete Townshend, Roger Daltrey, Keith Moon, John Entwistle, Otis Redding, Jimi Hendrix, Ravi Shankar
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D.A. Pennebaker
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Rent Masked & Anonymous on DVD Masked & Anonymous
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Amid a decaying society in the future, troubadour Jack Fate (Bob Dylan) is busted out of prison by his former manager (John Goodman) so he can perform one last concert that may rekindle his career -- and perhaps bring together his divided country, which is torn by civil war. Supported by a star-studded ensemble cast, this contemplative drama features performances of several Dylan tunes, including "Down in the Flood," "Cold Irons Bound" and more.
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Cast
Bob Dylan, John Goodman, Jessica Lange, Luke Wilson, Jeff Bridges, Penélope Cruz, Reggie Lee, Laura Harring, Angela Bassett, Christian Slater, Steven Bauer, Mickey Rourke, Giovanni Ribisi, Ed Harris, Chris Penn, Val Kilmer, Cheech Marin
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Larry Charles
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Rent Eddie and the Cruisers I & II on DVD Eddie and the Cruisers I & II
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Michael Par&#233; stars as Eddie Wilson of the rock band Eddie and Cruisers in this pair of dramas from the 1980s. In the first film, the band is at the height of their career in the 1960s when front man Eddie drives his car off a bridge in an apparent suicide -- but the body was never found. Twenty years later, a journalist investigates. In the sequel, Eddie is living in Montreal as Joe West and revives his music career.
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Cast
David Wilson, Ellen Barkin, Joe Pantoliano, Matthew Laurance, Michael Paré, Tom Berenger
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Martin Davidson
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Drama, Showbiz Dramas, Rock & Pop
Rent Led Zeppelin: The Song Remains the Same on DVD Led Zeppelin: The Song Remains the Same
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The pioneers of hard rock take the stage -- and blow your mind. Led Zeppelin storm Madison Square Garden in this collection of footage taken from their legendary performances at the New York venue in 1973. Adding to the musical power and drama are hallucinatory fantasy sequences meant to illustrate each band member's mental state. Songs performed in this swirl of sound and vision include "Black Dog," "Stairway to Heaven" and "Whole Lotta Love."
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Cast
Robert Plant, Jimmy Page, John Bonham, John Paul Jones, Led Zeppelin
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Director
Joe Massot, Peter Clifton
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Rent Imagine: John Lennon on DVD Imagine: John Lennon
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John Lennon's remarkable life is celebrated in this sweeping biography. Drawing on the musician's never-before-seen personal archives of films, writings and photos, the film incorporates Lennon's own voice as narrative. A 36-song soundtrack pays tribute to the ex-Beatle who remains an icon of world peace decades after his untimely death. Abundant extras include a rare acoustic performance of "Imagine."
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Cast
John Lennon, Yoko Ono, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr, David Bowie, Phil Spector, Cynthia Lennon, Julian Lennon, Sean Lennon
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Andrew Solt
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Rent Tom Dowd and the Language of Music on DVD Tom Dowd and the Language of Music
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Historical footage, photographs and musical tracks showcase how producer and recording engineer Tom Dowd altered the course of contemporary music. The film features appearances Ray Charles, Eric Clapton, Aretha Franklin and other legends.
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Cast
Tom Dowd, Ray Charles, Eric Clapton, Aretha Franklin, Jim Camacho, Ornette Coleman, Ahmet Ertegun, Phil Ramone, Mike Stoller
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Rent Les Paul: Chasing Sound on DVD Les Paul: Chasing Sound
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The remarkable true-life story of electric guitar legend and rock 'n' roll icon Les Paul unfolds in this feature-length documentary that originally aired as part of PBS's "American Masters" series. Chronicling Paul's rise from poverty to eventual rock royalty, the program features interviews from many of his big-name admirers, including B.B. King, Bonnie Raitt, Tony Bennett, Jeff Beck, Merle Haggard and Steve Miller.
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Cast
Les Paul, B.B. King, Bonnie Raitt, Tony Bennett, Jeff Beck, Merle Haggard, Steve Miller, Kay Starr
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Director
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Rent Wayne's World 2 on DVD Wayne's World 2
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In this sequel to the comedy hit based on a recurring "SNL" skit, a message from Jim Morrison in a dream prompts cable access TV stars Wayne (Mike Myers) and Garth (Dana Carvey) to put on a rock concert, "Waynestock," with Aerosmith as headliners. But amid the preparations, Wayne frets that a record producer is putting the moves on his girlfriend, Cassandra (Tia Carrere), while Garth handles the advances of mega-babe Honey Hornee (Kim Basinger).
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Cast
Mike Myers, Dana Carvey, Tia Carrere, Kim Basinger, Christopher Walken, Aerosmith, Chris Farley, Ralph Brown, James Hong, Lee Tergesen, Dan Bell
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Stephen Surjik
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Rent Beyond the Valley of the Dolls on DVD Beyond the Valley of the Dolls
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Film critic Roger Ebert penned the screenplay for this Russ Meyer classic, which isn't so much a sequel to the original (based on the Jacqueline Susann novel) as an ebulliently vulgar remake. Chronicling the adventures of a trio of female rockers who find their way from the heartland to Hollywood, the film features all the Meyer staples: bountiful breasts, lesbian love scenes and drug-fueled descents into murder and madness.
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Cast
Charles Napier, Dolly Read, Cynthia Myers, Marcia McBroom, John Lazar, Michael Blodgett, David Gurian, Edy Williams, Phyllis Davis, Erica Gavin, Harrison Page, Duncan McLeod, James Inglehart, Henry Rowland
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Rent Kurt Cobain: About a Son on DVD Kurt Cobain: About a Son
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In a series of evocative interviews with rock icon Kurt Cobain, journalist Michael Azerrad captures the late artist's inner thoughts and personal memories about life, music, success and failure.
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Kurt Cobain
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AJ Schnack
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Rent The Who: The Kids Are Alright on DVD The Who: The Kids Are Alright
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Through rare concert performance footage and interviews, this 1979 documentary offers an in-depth look at the wildly successful career of classic rock group The Who -- from their initial formation to their first major hit. Highlights include footage from many of the band's early performances, capturing their zaniness and outrageous antics, plus an interview with drummer Keith Moon and footage from his last performance just prior to his death.
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The Who, Roger Daltrey, Pete Townshend, John Entwistle, Keith Moon
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Jeff Stein
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Rent The Flaming Lips: The Fearless Freaks on DVD The Flaming Lips: The Fearless Freaks
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Alt-rock favorite The Flaming Lips invite filmmaker Bradley Beesley, who directed many of their music videos, to join them on a journey through the past as they take a look back at their countless escapades. See what the band is like onstage and on the road; listen to the members reminisce over the highs and lows of their 20-year career; meet the people who surround them via interviews and video footage; and more.
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The Flaming Lips
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Bradley Beesley
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Rent Eagles: Farewell I Tour: Melbourne on DVD Eagles: Farewell I Tour: Melbourne
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The Eagles rank as one of the biggest acts in rock 'n' roll, and they defined the popular Southern California rock scene of the 1970s for a whole nation (via their four consecutive No. 1 albums). This video captures the Melbourne segment of the band's 2004 farewell tour that filled stadiums everywhere. Tracks include "Long Run," "New Kid in Town," "Wasted Time," "Peaceful Easy Feeling," "I Can't Tell You Why," "One of These Nights" and more.
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Eagles
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Director
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Rent The White Stripes Under Northern Lights on DVD The White Stripes Under Northern Lights
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In a captivating mix of striking live footage and poignant off-stage moments, this documentary captures The White Stripes 2007 tour of Canada, showcasing one of the world's most famous and enigmatic bands playing to big crowds in towns of all sizes. The film features performances at traditional venues as well as matinee gigs at unusual places such as a bowling alley, on a boat and even on a city bus.
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Cast
White Stripes, Jack White, Meg White
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Emmett Malloy
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Rent Ziggy Stardust & the Spiders: The Movie on DVD Ziggy Stardust & the Spiders: The Movie
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During the 1970s, British glam rocker David Bowie's gender-bending style had a huge impact on popular culture. Widely known for his unique rock-and-roll characters and alter egos, Bowie put on a legendary live show. Director D.A. Pennebaker captures Bowie's most famous character -- Ziggy Stardust, the rock star from Mars -- as he performs for the last time. At the time, many thought this 1973 London show would be Bowie's swan song as well.
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Cast
David Bowie, Mick Ronson, Trevor Bolder, Mick Woodmansy, Angela Bowie
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D.A. Pennebaker
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Rent Michael Jackson: Number Ones on DVD Michael Jackson: Number Ones
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Prepare to be hooked with a prime sampling of the late King of Pop's best videos that accompanied his No. 1 hits. With 15 videos spanning his career, fans will see Jackson's transformation from young Motown singer to international sensation. Michael gyrates and moonwalks in "Don't Stop 'til You Get Enough," "You Rock My World," "Billie Jean," "Thriller," "Rock with You," "Bad," "Black or White," "You Are Not Alone" and other groundbreaking videos.
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Michael Jackson
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Director
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Rent The Clash: Westway to the World on DVD The Clash: Westway to the World
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This entertaining documentary tracks the rise and fall of the British punk group The Clash, widely considered one of the greatest bands of all time. The group is featured in a series of revealing interviews (many exclusive to this release) intertwined with hefty doses of previously unseen live footage that encompass the legendary band's career in its entirety.
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Cast
Clash, Terry Chimes, Nicky Headon, Topper Headon, Mick Jones, Paul Simonon, Joe Strummer
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Don Letts
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Rent Elvis: The Miniseries on DVD Elvis: The Miniseries
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Golden Globe winner Jonathan Rhys Meyers stars as Elvis in this miniseries that follows the King from his humble beginnings through his rise to superstardom, including his affair with Ann-Margret (Rose McGowan) and management by impresario "Colonel" Tom Parker (Randy Quaid). Elvis's relationships with his mother (Camryn Manheim) and producer Sam Phillips (Tim Guinee) are also dramatized in the first biographical film to use Elvis's master recordings.
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Cast
Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Rose McGowan, Randy Quaid, Camryn Manheim, Tim Guinee, Antonia Bernath, Jack Noseworthy, Robert Patrick, John Boyd West
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James Steven Sadwith
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Rent High School Musical: The Concert on DVD High School Musical: The Concert
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<b></b>Since its debut in January 2006, High School Musical has become a bona fide hit factory. This concert features most of the original cast performing the show's high-energy songs before a live audience. Drew Seeley, Vanessa Anne Hudgens, Ashley Tisdale, Lucas Grabeel, Corbin Bleu and Monique Coleman dazzle in numbers like"Breaking Free," "Start of Something New" and "We're All in This Together." Extras include a peek into a typical day on the road.
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Cast
Corbin Bleu, Ashley Tisdale, Monique Coleman, Lucas Grabeel, Vanessa Hudgens, Drew Seeley
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Jim Yukich
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Genres
Music & Musicals, Rock & Pop, Pop, Contemporary Stage Musicals, Kids' Music
Rent Glitter on DVD Glitter
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This rags-to-riches tale stars pop diva Mariah Carey as Billie Frank, a singer who rises above a hardscrabble childhood to become a major force in the music biz. Sent to foster care after she's endangered by her alcoholic mother, Billie eventually breaks into the industry as a backup singer; her rise to stardom is accelerated when she's discovered by an influential club owner (Max Beesley).
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Mariah Carey, Eric Benet, Max Beesley, Kyle Thrash, Chris Tessaro, Da Brat, Dorian Harewood, Ann Magnuson, Tia Texada, Padma Lakshmi
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Rent Michael Jackson: History: Vol. 2 on DVD Michael Jackson: History: Vol. 2
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This collection of live performances and hit videos from the King of Pop shows his transformation -- both musically and physically -- throughout the 1980s and '90s. Some of the decades' best directors, from Martin Scorsese to John Singleton, help bring Michael Jackson's music to life, resulting in a stunning variety of visual styles. The volume includes a full-length version of Jackson's "Thriller".
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Michael Jackson
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Director
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Music & Musicals, Pop, Rock & Pop
Rent Neil Young Journeys on DVD Neil Young Journeys
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Following rocker Neil Young to his Toronto hometown, Jonathan Demme captures the artist live in concert at Massey Hall and on the road in Ontario. This film is the third in Demme's Neil Young concert trilogy, following Heart of Gold and Trunk Show.
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Cast
Neil Young
Director
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Jonathan Demme
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Rent Michael Jackson: Live in Bucharest on DVD Michael Jackson: Live in Bucharest
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In this previously unreleased concert filmed for HBO in 1992, the legendary Michael Jackson travels to Bucharest, Romania, to perform songs from his "Dangerous" tour, featuring both old favorites and new hits. The standout set list of 16 songs includes "Wanna Be Startin' Somethin,'" "Human Nature," "Smooth Criminal," "I'll Be There," "Thriller," "Billie Jean," "Beat It," "Black or White," "Heal the World" and "Man in the Mirror."
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Michael Jackson
Director
Director
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Music & Musicals, HBO, Pop, Rock & Pop
Rent Tom Petty: Runnin' Down a Dream on DVD Tom Petty: Runnin' Down a Dream
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Directed by Peter Bogdanovich and packed with rare concert footage and home movies, this documentary explores the history of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, including Petty's famous collaborations and notorious clashes with the record industry. Interviews with musical luminaries including Jackson Browne, George Harrison, Eddie Vedder, Roger McGuinn, Jeff Lynne, Dave Stewart and Petty himself shed light on Petty's life and his music.
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Cast
Tom Petty, Rick Rubin, Jackson Browne, Eddie Vedder, Roger McGuinn, Jeff Lynne, Dave Stewart, Kevin Costner, Brittany Murphy, Stevie Nicks, Ringo Starr, George Harrison
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Rent The Work of Director Michel Gondry on DVD The Work of Director Michel Gondry
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The tireless creativity of director Michel Gondry is on vivid display in this collection of 27 music videos and other whimsical oddities. Released the year before Gondry's feature breakthrough Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, the compilation includes Kylie Minogue's "Come into My World," Bjork's "Human Behavior," Massive Attack's "Protection" and the White Stripes' Lego-centric stunner "Fell in Love with a Girl."
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Cast
Beck, Björk, Radiohead, Rolling Stones, White Stripes, Jim Carrey, Foo Fighters, Kylie Minogue, The Chemical Brothers, Daft Punk, Massive Attack
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Michel Gondry
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Genres
Music & Musicals, Modern & Alternative Rock, Rock & Pop, Experimental
Rent The Work of Director Spike Jonze on DVD The Work of Director Spike Jonze
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The early work of Spike Jonze -- with a special emphasis on his many dazzling music videos -- is collected on this reel, along with several documentaries and short films by the director. The videos include "Sabotage" and "Sure Shot" by the Beastie Boys and "Buddy Holly" and "Undone (The Sweater Song)" by Weezer, as well as works by The Pharcyde, Bjork, Fatboy Slim, The Chemical Brothers, Notorious B.I.G., Dinosaur Jr. and others.
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Björk, Beastie Boys, Weezer, Fatboy Slim, The Pharcyde, The Notorious B.I.G., Daft Punk, Dinosaur Jr., The Chemical Brothers
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Spike Jonze
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Rent The Monkees on DVD The Monkees
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The Monkees -- Micky, Michael, Peter and dreamy Davy -- break onto the screen in this infectious musical sitcom, which follows the madcap adventures of the pop foursome as they struggle to make a name for themselves in the music biz.
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Cast
Davy Jones, Micky Dolenz, Peter Tork, Michael Nesmith
Director
Director
Genres
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TV Shows, TV Classics, Classic TV Comedies, TV Comedies, TV Sitcoms, Rock & Pop, Pop, NBC
Rent You're Gonna Miss Me on DVD You're Gonna Miss Me
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It's not easy being a pioneer. For proof, just watch this film about Roky Erickson, whose band, the 13th Floor Elevators, coined the term "psychedelic rock" in the 1960s. Targeted for his advocacy of pharmaceuticals, Erickson was busted for possession of a single joint in 1969 and spent three years in an institute for the criminally insane. This film covers his rise and fall, as well as his family's efforts to help him get his life back on track.
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Cast
Roky Erickson, Evelyn Erickson
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Director
Keven McAlester
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Documentary, Rockumentaries, Biographical Documentaries, Rock & Pop, Classic Rock
Rent Queen: Live at Wembley Stadium on DVD Queen: Live at Wembley Stadium
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Pioneering glam-rock band Queen, led by singer Freddie Mercury, rocked an audience of 150,000 at London's Wembley Stadium in July 1986. This spectacular live performance highlights the fact that Queen was most at home in a stadium environment. The band performs 21 songs, including "Brighton Rock," "One Vision," "Another One Bites the Dust," "Bohemian Rhapsody" and more.
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Cast
Queen, Freddie Mercury, John Deacon, Spike Edney, Brian May, Roger Taylor
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Gavin Taylor
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Genres
Music & Musicals, Classic Rock, Rock & Pop
Rent The Wrecking Crew on DVD The Wrecking Crew
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Prolific session musicians the Wrecking Crew, who provided backup instrumentals for numerous popular bands in the 1960s, are profiled by filmmaker Denny Tedesco, whose father, Tommy, was a member of the band, in this absorbing documentary. Cher, Brian Wilson, Mickey Dolenz, Dick Clark and others reflect on the amazing musicians who backed up the Beach Boys, Frank Sinatra, the Mamas and the Papas, the Monkees and many more.
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Brian Wilson, Cher, Dick Clark, Glen Campbell, Lou Adler, Nancy Sinatra
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Rent Stevie Ray Vaughan: Live at Montreux on DVD Stevie Ray Vaughan: Live at Montreux
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Legendary rocker and bluesman Stevie Ray Vaughan performs with the band Double Trouble in two influential shows, in 1982 and again in 1985, at the Montreux Rock Festival. Concert footage is mixed with a documentary on Vaughan. Catch Vaughan performing such tunes as "Hide Away," "Rude Mood," "Pride and Joy," "Love Struck Baby," "Dirty Pool," "Give Me Back My Wig," "Ain't Gone 'n' Give Up on Love" and "Collins Shuffle."
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Stevie Ray Vaughan, Double Trouble
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
Music & Musicals, Must-See Concerts, Classic Rock, Rock & Pop
Rent Metal: A Headbanger's Journey on DVD Metal: A Headbanger's Journey
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Toting his camera to the forests of Norway, the streets of Birmingham, Ala., and the dark side of Los Angeles's Sunset Strip, filmmaker Sam Dunn explores heavy metal culture from the inside, shedding light on extremes associated with the art form. Dunn explores the origins of metal subgenres such as power, glam, thrash, black and death. The authentic soundtrack includes music from Iron Maiden, Black Sabbath, Slayer, Motorhead, Rush and Slipknot.
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Cast
Rob Zombie, Iron Maiden, Alice Cooper, Slayer, Slipknot, Black Sabbath, Dee Snider, Dio, Motorhead, Rush
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Rent The Beatles: The First U.S. Visit on DVD The Beatles: The First U.S. Visit
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Like Richard Lester's A Hard Day's Night, this documentary follows the Beatles on their first trip to America in February 1964. Documentarian brothers Albert and David Maysles were given surprising access to the band during several of their concerts and even their influential first appearance on "The Ed Sullivan Show." Performance clips include "All My Loving," "I Saw Her Standing There" and "This Boy."
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Cast
Beatles, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr, Ed Sullivan, Walter Cronkite, Brian Epstein, David Maysles
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Kathy Dougherty, Susan Froemke, Albert Maysles
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Rent We Jam Econo: The Story of the Minutemen on DVD We Jam Econo: The Story of the Minutemen
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Tim Irwin's documentary chronicles the ups, downs and all-arounds of pioneering punkers the Minutemen. The film weaves together more than 80 interviews to tell the story of the underground California band formed by D. Boon and Mike Watt. Punk icons including Red Hot Chili Peppers' Flea and Black Flag's Henry Rollins discuss the band's influence on the genre, and never-before-seen footage captures the raw intensity of the Minutemen live onstage.
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Cast
D. Boon, George Hurley, Mike Watt, Henry Rollins, Flea, Thurston Moore, Richard Hell, Ian MacKaye, Greg Ginn, Lee Ranaldo, Kjehl Johansen, Curt Kirkwood
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Tim Irwin
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Genres
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Rent U2: Go Home: Live From Slane Castle on DVD U2: Go Home: Live From Slane Castle
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As one of the world's most popular bands, U2 has never had trouble drawing massive crowds to their concerts. Such was the case when they played two huge shows in 2001 at Slane Castle, in their home country of Ireland. Drawing 80,000 people each night, the band performed some of their most beloved songs, including "Elevation," "Beautiful Day," "Desire," "Where the Streets Have No Name," "With or Without You," "Sunday Bloody Sunday" and more.
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Rent Stevie Ray Vaughn: Live at the El Mocambo on DVD Stevie Ray Vaughn: Live at the El Mocambo
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Recorded at Toronto's El Mocambo rock club, this concert captures blues-guitar legend Stevie Ray Vaughan in his prime. Four of the featured songs were never released during his lifetime, and the others were band favorites from the early days. Included are "Testify," "Texas Flood," "Wham!" and covers of Jimi Hendrix's "Voodoo Chile" and "Third Stone from the Sun," plus a 1999 interview with some of Vaughan's bandmates.
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Cast
Stevie Ray Vaughan, Double Trouble
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Dennis Saunders
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Genres
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Rent U2: Rattle and Hum on DVD U2: Rattle and Hum
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Veteran music video director Phil Joanou joins U2 on the band's U.S. Joshua Tree tour, filming the rock icons as they jam with blues master B.B. King, sing with a gospel choir and record at Sun Records.
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Cast
U2, Bono, The Edge, Larry Mullen Jr., Adam Clayton, B.B. King, Phil Joanou
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Rent Rolling Stones: Rock and Roll Circus on DVD Rolling Stones: Rock and Roll Circus
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This December 1968 concert film hosted by the Rolling Stones was originally intended to air as a circus-style special on the BBC, but never found its way to the small screen becaue the Stones were unhappy with their performance. The eclectic group of performers includes Yoko Ono, Jethro Tull, Marianne Faithfull, The Who and numerous circus acts. Featured songs include "Sympathy for the Devil," "No Expectations" and "A Quick One (While He's Away)."
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Cast
Rolling Stones, Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts, Roger Daltrey, Pete Townshend, Eric Clapton, Ian Anderson, Yoko Ono, Jethro Tull, Marianne Faithfull, The Who
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Michael Lindsay-Hogg
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Rent Quadrophenia on DVD Quadrophenia
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Lashing out against his dead-end life, alienated youth Jimmy hangs out with his gang of Mods, does drugs and battles members of rival gang the Rockers in this landmark rock opera based on the Who's smash-hit album.
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Cast
Phil Daniels, Leslie Ash, Philip Davis, Mark Wingett, Sting, Ray Winstone, Garry Cooper, Gary Shail, Trevor Laird, Toyah Willcox, Kate Williams, Michael Elphick, James Brown, Marvin Gaye
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Featuring classic performances, this biography offers a look at one of the greatest guitarists the world has ever known. Three years after his death, Jimi Hendrix's family, friends and fellow musicians -- including Pete Townsend, Mick Jagger, Eric Clapton and Lou Reed -- comment on the rocker's life and influence. Hendrix shines with hits such as "The Star-Spangled Banner," "Red House" and "Hey Joe."
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Rent Jack Johnson: The September Sessions on DVD Jack Johnson: The September Sessions
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Surf-pro-turned-filmmaker-turned-folk-rock-performer Jack Johnson directs this hypnotic documentary featuring top-notch surfers Kelly Slater, Rob Machado, Luke Egan and others as they ride waves on the Indian Ocean to a soundtrack of soulful grooves. Slater's contortionist moves appear to be from another dimension as he and the other athletes surf purely for pleasure atop wave after flawless wave along the Mentawai Islands.
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Jack Johnson
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Rent Head: The Monkees on DVD Head: The Monkees
Synopsis
Released after their TV show's cancellation, The Monkees' one and only feature film is a surrealist exercise in late-1960s pop art. It's all about the adventures of Peter Tork, Davy Jones, Michael Nesmith and Mickey Dolenz in Hollywood. Director Bob Rafelson, veteran of the series, also co-wrote and co-produced Head with Jack Nicholson. Watch for Nicholson, Dennis Hopper, Teri Garr, Frank Zappa and many others in cameos.
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Cast
Davy Jones, Micky Dolenz, Peter Tork, Michael Nesmith, Frank Zappa, Annette Funicello, Teri Garr, Carol Doda, Sonny Liston, Victor Mature, Dennis Hopper
Director
Director
Bob Rafelson
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Genres
Comedy, Cult Comedies, Classic Comedies, Late Night Comedies, Rock & Pop
Rent Radiohead: Meeting People Is Easy on DVD Radiohead: Meeting People Is Easy
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Music video director and documentarian Grant Gee follows Radiohead on a tour across Europe, Japan and the United States following the phenomenal success of their third album, "OK Computer." Through a fascinating combination of concert footage, interviews and behind-the-scenes material, Gee provides an intimate look at the downside of stardom and the alienation and monotony inherent in international tours.
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Cast
Radiohead, Thom Yorke, Jonny Greenwood, Ed O'Brien, Colin Greenwood, Phil Selway, Michael Stipe
Director
Director
Grant Gee
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Genres
Music & Musicals, Rock & Pop, Modern & Alternative Rock, Rockumentaries
Rent The T.A.M.I. Show on DVD The T.A.M.I. Show
Synopsis
Hailed by critics as one of the most important events in rock 'n' roll history, the T.A.M.I. Show -- featuring rock, soul and blues superstars -- brought an unprecedented array of talent to the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium in 1964. Among the artists performing in this memorable concert film are the Beach Boys, James Brown, the Rolling Stones, Chuck Berry, Lesley Gore, Marvin Gaye and the Supremes.
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Cast
The Supremes, Chuck Berry, Rolling Stones, James Brown, Marvin Gaye, Jan and Dean, Glen Campbell, Beach Boys, Lesley Gore
Director
Director
Steve Binder
Genres
Genres
Music & Musicals, Rock & Pop, Classic Rock, Classic R&B/Soul, Must-See Concerts, Rockumentaries
Rent SuicideGirls: The First Tour on DVD SuicideGirls: The First Tour
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With names such as Snow, Nixon, Reagan and London, these tattooed and pierced ladies aren't your grandfather's kind of burlesque act. This titillating documentary captures the in-your-face SuicideGirls' first-ever cross-country tour in 2004, performing 60 shows in 45 cities, each time worshipped by an undisciplined, sold-out crowd. But take note: As one might expect, this flesh-filled punk-rock striptease contains a generous portion of nudity.
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Cast
SuicideGirls
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
Music & Musicals, Rock & Pop, Rockumentaries, Modern & Alternative Rock
Rent Punk: Attitude on DVD Punk: Attitude
Synopsis
From London's 1970 mod scene to Sonic Youth, punk music has always been about attitude and anarchy. This comprehensive rockumentary traces the roots of punk, from The Velvet Underground and the New York Dolls to the Sex Pistols and The Clash. Punkers Henry Rollins, Jello Biafra, Tommy Ramone and David Johansen share their wild stories, and there's vintage performance footage of the Sex Pistols, the Ramones, the Clash, the Damned and much more.
Cast
Cast
Iggy Pop, Chrissie Hynde, Jello Biafra, Beastie Boys, Henry Rollins, Clash, Jim Jarmusch, Mary Harron, New York Dolls, Sex Pistols, Velvet Underground, Damned
Director
Director
Don Letts
Genres
Genres
Documentary, Rockumentaries, Punk Rock, Rock & Pop
Rent Who Is Harry Nilsson? on DVD Who Is Harry Nilsson?
Synopsis
Brilliant, mysterious singer-songwriter Harry Nilsson cut an indefinable path across the 1960s pop-cultural landscape, garnering such fans as John Lennon and Randy Newman. This discerning documentary lays bare the vast extent of Nilsson's influence.
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Cast
Harry Nilsson, Jon Voight, Ray Cooper, Micky Dolenz, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Yoko Ono, Van Dyke Parks, Ringo Starr, Robin Williams, Brian Wilson
Director
Director
John Scheinfeld
Genres
Genres
Documentary, Biographical Documentaries, Rockumentaries, Singer-Songwriters, Rock & Pop
Rent Clapton: Crossroads 2004: Disc 1 on DVD Clapton: Crossroads 2004: Disc 1
Synopsis
This June 2004 benefit concert at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas, Texas, brought out some of the brightest guitar players in the business, including B.B. King, James Taylor, Carlos Santana, Joe Walsh, Jimmie Vaughn, John Mayer, Robert Cray and more. The show, which raised money for Eric Clapton's non-profit drug treatment facility in Antigua, Crossroads Center, was jam-packed with brilliant big-name performances.
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Cast
Eric Clapton, B.B. King, James Taylor, Carlos Santana, Joe Walsh, Jimmie Vaughan, John Mayer, Robert Cray
Director
Director
Ron de Moraes
Genres
Genres
Music & Musicals, Classic Rock, Rock & Pop
Rent Eric Clapton: Crossroads 2007 on DVD Eric Clapton: Crossroads 2007
Synopsis
Guitar legend Eric Clapton hosts a marathon of remarkable rock, blues and country musicians jamming together in a series of extraordinary performances at the 2007 Crossroads Guitar Festival in Chicago's Toyota Park. Featured artists include Jeff Beck, Sheryl Crow, B.B. King, Vince Gill, John Mayer, Los Lobos, Willie Nelson, the Robert Cray Band, Buddy Guy, Steve Winwood, Johnny Winter, Jimmie Vaughan and many others.
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Cast
Eric Clapton, Sonny Landreth, John McLaughlin, Doyle Bramhall II, Susan Tedeschi, The Derek Trucks Band, Johnny Winter, Robert Randolph, Robert Cray Band, Jimmie Vaughan, Hubert Sumlin, B.B. King, Vince Gill, Albert Lee, Sheryl Crow, Willie Nelson, John Mayer, Los Lobos, Jeff Beck, Robbie Robertson, Steve Winwood, Buddy Guy
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
Music & Musicals, Rock & Pop, Classic Rock, Blues
Rent U2: Vertigo: 2005: Live from Chicago on DVD U2: Vertigo: 2005: Live from Chicago
Synopsis
Promoting their album "How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb," U2's 2005 "Vertigo" tour was not only a concert but an event. This spectacular performance -- filmed in Chicago's United Center -- features old favorites as well as more recent hits. Highlights from this top-grossing tour of the year include "Vertigo," "Original of the Species," "Beautiful Day," "New Year's Day," "Pride (In the Name of Love)" and "Sunday, Bloody Sunday."
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Cast
U2, Bono, Larry Mullen Jr., Adam Clayton
Director
Director
Hamish Hamilton
Genres
Genres
Music & Musicals, Rock & Pop, Modern & Alternative Rock, Must-See Concerts
Rent Eric Clapton: Crossroads Benefit on DVD Eric Clapton: Crossroads Benefit
Synopsis
When Eric Clapton staged a concert at Madison Square Garden to benefit his drug and alcohol rehab center in Antigua, British West Indies, a formidable array of musical talent joined him: Sheryl Crow, Bob Dylan, Mary J. Blige and David Sanborn. Highlights of the 1999 show include the Clapton standards "Layla," "Sunshine of Your Love" and "Tears in Heaven," along with "Old Love," "River of Tears" and a "Crossroads" duet with Dylan.
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Cast
Eric Clapton, Sheryl Crow, Bob Dylan, Mary J. Blige, David Sanborn
Director
Director
Joel Gallen
Genres
Genres
Music & Musicals, Classic Rock, Rock & Pop
Rent Sound City on DVD Sound City
Synopsis
Through interviews and performances, rocker Dave Grohl's documentary pays tribute to Sound City, the legendary music studio that spawned albums by Nirvana, Fleetwood Mac, Tom Petty and other superstars.
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Cast
Dave Grohl, Tom Petty, Stevie Nicks, John Fogerty, Trent Reznor, Rick Springfield, Lars Ulrich, Rick Rubin, Butch Vig, Joshua Homme
Director
Director
Dave Grohl
Genres
Genres
Documentary, Social & Cultural Documentaries, Rock & Pop, Modern & Alternative Rock, Classic Rock
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