The concert films Atlantic Rhythm Section: Sound and Vision Anthology and Grounded With the Goo Goo Dolls and the horror film A.K. Tolstoy’s A Taste of Blood are being released on disc from MVD Entertainment Group and Cleopatra Entertainment in May.
Southern Rock group Atlanta Rhythm Section presents a multimedia package featuring studio and live recordings in Atlantic Rhythm Section: Sound and Vision Anthology on DVD plus CD May 6. The disc includes new versions of the band’s biggest hits “Imaginary Lover,” “So Into You” and “Spooky” plus cover versions of Lynyrd Skynyrd, Bachman Turner Overdrive, ZZ Top and more. The DVD features video and audio of a full concert performance. Additional bonus content on the DVD includes an interview with key band members, a band biography, discography and more.
Available May 20 is the concert film Grounded With the Goo Goo Dolls on Blu-ray plus CD and DVD. In the midst of the pandemic, the Goo Goo Dolls put on a rock show of their most popular songs on an Augmented Reality FanTracks Stage. From the heartfelt “Indestructible” to other hits such as “Iris,” the band played a twenty-plus song back catalog for a career-spanning set live from Thunder Studios in Long Beach, Calif. Viewers can enjoy the full slick, multi-camera angled show.
Based on Aleksey Tolstoy’s 1839 short story “The Family of the Vourdalak,” A.K. Tolstoy’s A Taste of Blood, due on Blu-ray and DVD May 10, tells the story of a man, who after going off to kill a vampire, returns home at the magic hour, between night and day. His family has doubts about whether he’s still human or whether he’s been bitten by the undead. His teenage daughter is determined to defend him, but doubts and fears grow as the darkness of the night approaches. The Blu-ray includes a bonus CD soundtrack.
The concert film Delta Rae — Coming Home to Carolina will come out as a Blu-ray combo pack (with DVD and bonus CD soundtrack) Nov. 20 from Cleopatra Entertainment and MVD Entertainment Group.
Earthy, familial alt-pop outfit Delta Rae juggles gospel-tinged country-rock, sensual-soul and harmony-laden Americana. Formed in 2009 as a four-piece around the talents of siblings Ian, Eric and Brittany Hölljes, along with Elizabeth Hopkins, the North Carolina-based band expanded to a sextet the following year with the additions of Mike McKee and Grant Emerson. In 2011 the group inked a deal with Sire/Warner Bros. The resulting Carry the Fire, their major-label debut, arrived in 2012. Carry the Fire reached No. 11 on the U.S. Heatseekers chart and No. 13 on the folk chart. Delta Rae released their second album, After It All, in the spring of 2015. Following a relocation to Nashville, the band signed with Big Machine in 2017 and issued a pair of EPs — “A Long and Happy Life” and “The Blackbird Sessions” — in quick succession. The front part of 2019 saw a spate of new singles, though in July of that year, Delta Rae announced their departure from Big Machine following a massive company buyout. Choosing to go independent, they quickly launched a crowd-funding campaign for their next release, a two-part double album called The Light & the Dark. The first volume, The Light, appeared in March 2020.
The concert film Coming Home to Carolina was filmed with 14 4K Ultra HD cameras, before hometown fans in Raleigh, N.C., during their final shows one week before Christmas, from their highly successful 2019 sold out “Take Me There” tour, that features some of the bands biggest hits including “Take Me There,” “Down by the River” and “Dance in the Graveyard” interspersed with scenic performance scenes at Raleigh River, interview segments at the band’s home where they recorded most of their first album of songs, ending in a bonfire jam at the Local Watering Hole.
Performing to a sold-out crowd of 10,000 diehard fans at the MidFlorida Amphitheater in Tampa during their 2019 Altimate Tour, Bush put on a 90-minute concert that was filmed in 4K UHD with 15 cameras to capture the show from every angle. Produced by award-winning producer Barry Summers of Rock Fuel Media, the concert features the band’s biggest hits including “Machinehead,” “Glycerine,” “Comedown,” “Swallowed,” “Everything Zen” and their newest hit song “Bullet Holes” from the John Wick 3 soundtrack.
The thriller Ladyworld, the horror title Verotika and the rock concert title Christian Death are coming on disc in March from MVD Entertainment Group and Cleopatra Entertainment.
Due March 13 on DVD plus CD is Christian Death, a rare live concert film of the band from 1990, featuring original band founder Rozz Williams on lead vocals with Eva O on vocals, Rikk Agnew on guitars, Casey Chaos on bass guitar and Vic (Cujo) on drums. Tracks include “Cavity-First Communion,” “Figurative Theater,” “Burnt Offerings,” “Do Do,” “Mysterium Iniquitis” and “Dream for Mother,” among others. The release includes a 12-page booklet.
In the mystery-thriller Ladyworld, coming on Blu-ray March 17, eight teenage girls become trapped in an endless birthday party after a massive (imaginary?) earthquake. The girls’ sanity and psyches dissolve as they run out of food and water. Eventually, they regress to their baser instincts, exploiting each other’s fears and insecurities.
Verotika, coming March 17 on in a package with Blu-ray, DVD and a bonus CD soundtrack, is a surreal and bloody horror anthology told in three tales culled from rock legend Glenn Danzig’s long-running comic imprint of the same name. The first segment tells the story of a woman with eyeballs for nipples who conjures a giant, murderous albino man-spider every time she falls asleep. In the second story, a disfigured dancer collects other women’s faces. The third and final segment is a take on the Elizabeth Bathory legend, about a countess who bathes in the blood of virgins in order to remain youthful. The trilogy is presented by a mysterious woman named Morella (Kayden Kross). The CD Soundtrack includes Danzig’s “Eyes Ripping Fire,” Ministry’s “Dancing Madly Backwards on a Sea of Air” and Jyrki 69’s “Close Your Eyes,” among others.
Two music films, Martin Barre — Live in NYC and Bluebird, and a biopic on artist L.S. Lowry are just out on disc from MVD Entertainment Group and Cleopatra Entertainment.
Martin Barre, best-known as the guitarist in Jethro Tull, one of the biggest selling bands of all time, brings his famous guitar chops to the Big Apple in this rare concert in Martin Barre — Live in NYC. Available on DVD with two audio CDs of the entire concert, the deluxe collector’s edition comes in an eight-panel digipak. The titles covers his solo band live as they rock through the classic hits that earned him a reputation as one of the signature axemen of his era.
Bluebird, available on Blu-ray and DVD, chronicles the origins of megastars such as Garth Brooks and Taylor Swift while following emerging singer-songwriters as they chase their dreams inside The Bluebird Cafe, Nashville’s accidental landmark that has altered the course of music history. Its 35-year history is revealed through never-before-told stories from those that have worked, played, been discovered and helped preserve this unassuming strip-mall haunt. The film, an official selection at SXSW (2019), the Nashville Film Festival (2019) and the Newport Beach Film Festival (2019), features interviews with Swift, Sam Hunt, Maren Morris, Faith Hill, Brooks, Trisha Yearwood and Vince Gill along with the stars of the hit TV series “Nashville.”
Mrs. Lowry & Son, available on DVD, chronicles the life of British artist L.S. Lowry (Timothy Spall), who lived all his life with his overbearing mother Elizabeth (Vanessa Redgrave). Bed-ridden and bitter, Elizabeth actively tried to dissuade her bachelor son from pursuing his artistic ambitions, whilst never failing to voice her opinion at what a disappointment he was to her.
A concert film for Danish-American psychobilly band Nekromantix, Nekromantix: 3 Decades of Darkle, will be released in a Blu-ray/DVD/CD combo pack Oct. 11 from MVD Entertainment Group and Cleopatra Entertainment in honor of the band’s 30th Anniversary.
Filmed in 2019 at the Observatory Theater in Santa Ana, Calif., and directed by Vicente Cordero (3Teeth, Room 37: The Mysterious Death of Johnny Thunders), the live concert film features band founder/bassist/vocalist Kim Nekroman, guitarist/backing vocalist Francisco Mesa and recently-crowned drummer/backing vocalist Rene D La Muerte ripping through the band’s nine-album catalog.
The limited-edition 30th anniversary release will include exclusive interviews with the band and rare photos that will be packaged in an eight-panel Digipak.
A downloadable version will also be available on global digital platforms, coinciding with release of the home entertainment version.
The band was formed in 1989 in Copenhagen by Kim Nekroman after he left the Danish Navy, in which he had been a submarine radio operator for eight years. Deciding to launch a new career in music, he initially played drums in a rockabilly band prior to the foundation of Nekromantix. Learning to play the double bass and to sing, Nekroman set about forming a horror-themed psychobilly band with himself as the frontman. Three decades, multiple line-up changes and nine studio albums later, he continues to carry the Nekromantix flag which still embodies his original vision of monster and horror themes — as well as his signature “Coffinbass” — a self-built double bass with a body in the shape of a coffin and a headstock the shape of a cross.
“It took us 30 years to finally make an official full on live video and audio recording…can’t think of a more thrilling way to celebrate this three decade anniversary, than an immortalized show consisting of songs from our very first album, in 1989, up until today,” Kim Nekroman said in a statement. “What an awesome and horrifying joyride. Now you can watch or re-live the show over and over again from the convenience of your couch.”
Two Evil Eyes, featuring a pair of shockers inspired by the tales of Edgar Allan Poe from directors George Romero and Dario Argento, will come out in a three-disc, limited-edition Blu-ray plus CD set from MVD Entertainment Group and Blue Underground.
In Romero’s The Facts in the Case of Mr. Valdemar, a conniving wife (Adrienne Barbeau) and her lover use a hypnotic trance to embezzle a fortune from her dying husband, only to receive some chilling surprises from beyond the grave. In Argento’s The Black Cat, a deranged crime scene photographer (Harvey Keitel) is driven to brutal acts of madness and murder by his girlfriend’s new pet.
Martin Balsam, E.G. Marshall, John Amos and Tom Atkins co-star.
In celebration of its 30th Anniversary, Blue Underground presents Two Evil Eyes in a new 4K restoration from its original camera negative.
Bonus features include new audio commentary with Troy Howarth, author of Murder By Design: The Unsane Cinema of Dario Argento; the theatrical trailer; a poster and still gallery; “Two Masters’ Eyes,” featuring interviews with Argento and Romero, special make-up effects supervisor Tom Savini, executive producer Claudio Argento and Asia Argento; “Savini’s EFX,” a behind-the-scenes look at the film’s special make-up effects; “At Home With Tom Savini,” a personal tour of Savini’s home; “Adrienne Barbeau on George Romero”; “Before I Wake,” a new interview with star Ramy Zada; “Behind the Wall,” a new interview with star Madeleine Potter; “One Maestro and Two Masters,” a new interview with composer Pino Donaggio; “Rewriting Poe,” a new interview with co-writer Franco Ferrini; “The Cat Who Wouldn’t Die,” a new interview with assistant director Luigi Cozzi; “Two Evil Brothers,” a new interview with special make-up assistant Everett Burrell; and “Working With George,” a new interview with costume designer Barbara Anderson.
The set also includes a CD with the original motion picture soundtrack by Donaggio and a collectable booklet with a new essay by Michael Gingold.
The story of the notorious punk rock band uncovers how a biker, a skinhead, a grammar school boy and a Persian exile come together, with no musical talent or ambitions and even less respect for anything or anyone, to burst into the U.K. charts with their debut single.
The film, directed by George Hencken and produced by Brian Perera, Yvonne Perera and Matt Green, stars Stewart Copeland, Rat Scabies and Nick.
The concert film Pretenders With Friends, which features the rock band The Pretenders with other rock luminaries, is available now in a Blu-ray/DVD/CD Combo Pack from MVD Entertainment Group.
In the film, the Grammy Award-winning, multi-platinum selling band — featuring the legendary Chrissie Hynde — performs with special guests, including Iggy Pop, Shirley Manson of Garbage, Kings of Leon and Incubus. The film was recorded live at the Decades Rock Arena in Atlantic City, N.J.
Songs include “Brass in Pocket”; “Message of Love” by Incubus, “I’m Only Happy When It Rains” by Shirley Manson, “Precious”; “Candy” by Iggy Pop and Chrissy Hynde; “Talk of the Town”; “Back on the Chain Gang”; “Drive” by Incubus; “Mystery Achievement”; “Fools Must Die” by Iggy Pop; and a “Middle of The Road” encore performance featuring The Pretenders with Iggy Pop, Incubus, Kings of Leon and Shirley Manson.
The New York Ripper is presented in a new 4K restoration from the original camera negative, uncut and uncensored. Extras include audio commentary with Troy Howarth, author of Splintered Visions: Lucio Fulci and His Films; “The Art of Killing,” an interview with co-writer Dardano Sacchetti; “Three Fingers of Violence,” an interview with star Howard Ross; “The Second Victim,” an interview with co-star Cinzia de Ponti; “The Broken Bottle Murder,” an interview with co-star Zora Kerova; “I’m an Actress!,” a 2009 interview with Kerova; “The Beauty Killer,” an interview with Stephen Thrower, author of Beyond Terror: The Films of Lucio Fulci; “Paint Me Blood Red,” an interview with poster artist Enzo Sciotti; NYC locations then and now; the theatrical trailer; a poster and still gallery; and a collectable booklet with a new essay by Travis Crawford.