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.
Pink Floyd’s Delicate Sound of Thunder, the Grammy-nominated 1988 concert, is coming to digital for purchase and rental Dec. 1 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.
Restored, re-edited and remixed from the original film reels and master tapes, the concert release was filmed at the Nassau Coliseum (Long Island, N.Y.) and features David Gilmour, Nick Mason and Richard Wright with an innovative mix of lighting and staging, balancing the then-new material and classic Pink Floyd songs.
Two films from Cleopatra Entertainment are coming on DVD in September from MVD Entertainment Group: the concert film Judy Collins & Jonas Fjeld and the horror film Daddy’s Girl.
Due Sept. 11 is Judy Collins & Jonas Fjeld. In the concert film, Judy Collins — along with Norwegian folk artist Jonas Fjeld and Americana band Chatham County Line — perform at the Oslo Opera House. Filmed in February 2020 on the heels of the newly formed groups’ studio release Winter Stories, the DVD and companion CD is a collection of classics, new tunes and a few surprises. Tracks include “Mountain Girl,” “City of New Orleans,” “Winter Stories,” “Sweet Refrain,” “Northwest Package,” “Wildwood,” “When Morning Comes to America,” “Hun Kom Som En Engel,” “River,” “Angels in the Snow,” “Highwayman,” “Frozen North,” “Bury Me With My Guitar On,” “Both Sides Now” and “Amazing Grace.”
Coming Sept. 29 is Daddy’s Girl. In the horror film, Zoe is a young woman held captive by her stepfather after the suicide of her mother. A former Abu Ghraib prison guard and now prolific serial killer, her stepfather trawls local bars using Zoe as bait to attract new, young female victims. A string of missing persons soon captures the attention of a rookie cop and a vigilante who both attempt to catch the evasive and sadistic killer. Bonus features a slide show and trailer. The film’s director won Best Director at the 2019 International Fantasy Film Awards, and the film was nominated for Best Independent Feature Film by the National Film & Television Awards.
Shout! Factory has announced the Sept. 4 release of The B-52s: Live at the US Festival, a live performance recorded of the B-52s in action at the 1982 inaugural US Festival.
The performance, which will be available on DVD and other digital platforms, features all five original band members and is dedicated to the band’s guitarist Ricky Wilson, who passed away five years after the performance.
The B-52s: Live at the US Festival is the first-ever DVD release from their classic era, and comes packed with 13 hits and favorites from the groups earlier years, including “Party Out of Bounds,” “Give Me Back My Man,” Planet Claire,” “Throw That Beat in the Garbage Can,” “Lava,” “Mesopotamia,” “6060-842,” “Big Bird,” “52 Girls,” “Dance This Mess Around,” “Private Idaho,” “Rock Lobster” and “Strobe Light.”
Bonus features will include new interviews with Fred Schneider, Kate Pierson and Cindy Wilson talking about Ricky and what he meant to their unique sound, along with memories from their performance at the US inaugural festival.
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.”
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.