Kino Lorber on Nov. 12 will release, on DVD only, two documentaries on the famed progressive rock group Genesis.
Genesis: The Last Domino? ($19.95) is a new hour-long documentary that follows band members Tony Banks, Phil Collins and Mike Rutherford and their crew as they build and rehearse their Last Domino tour. Despite the complications and uncertainties of the global COVID pandemic, and without confirmed dates, the band made the decision to spend the time and money so they would be prepared once the world returned to normal. The tour began Sept. 20 in Birmingham, England, and runs through mid-December, with a total of 37 scheduled shows. The documentary debuted on various PBS stations in early September, just before the tour began.
Genesis: When in Rome (also $19.95) is a 90-minute documentary on the group’s 2007 reunion tour. The band members had gone their separate ways in March 1996. The documentary features concert footage from the tour, including live performances of hits such as “Invisible Touch,” “Mama” and “No Son of Mine.”
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Concert: Encore, featuring live concert events from 2010-2013 induction ceremonies, will be released Sept. 21 in two-disc Blu-ray ($39.99) and four-disc DVD ($34.99) sets from Time Life.
The program includes on-stage reunions, induction speeches and iconic performances from such inductees as Genesis, The Stooges, The Hollies, Tom Waits, Dr. John, Leon Russell, Darlene Love, Freddie King, Donovan, Small Faces/Faces and Heart.
Among the highlights:
- Canadian power trio Rush performing “Tom Sawyer”and “The Spirit of Radio”;
- Red Hot Chili Peppers leading an all-star jam session of “Higher Ground”anchored by Slash and Ron Wood;
- Heart performing “Crazy on You”before being joined onstage by Pearl Jam and Alice in Chains;
- Alice Cooper performing “Eighteen”and “Under My Wheels”before closing the set with Rob Zombie on “School’s Out”;
- Donovan joined onstage by John Mellencamp for a performance of “Season of the Witch”;
- And complete induction speeches from Don Henley inducting Randy Newman, Neil Young inducting Tom Waits and others.