Der schwarze Hecht

Der schwarze Hecht 1981

It's director Oberholzer's sixtieth birthday. His wife and daughter Anna receive the guests who are invited to the feast, with a dish of pike as the main course. But suddenly, the celebration turns sour at the appearance of an unexpected guest - namely Oberholzer's brother Alois, the black sheep of the family, who disappeared years ago. As it turns out, Alois has since changed his name to "Obolski" and become ringmaster of a major circus. Him and his wife Iduna quickly threaten the morals and standards of the bourgeois party, and they proceed to turn the boring proceedings into a turbulent circus show. Fortunately, after much confusion, the story ends happily - altough the pike has burned black in the oven!

Not Mozart: WAM! Limited

Not Mozart: WAM! Limited 1991

Composer Misha Mengelberg collaborates with director Anthony Garner on a commissioned short film to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the death of Mozart.


Dandy 1988

A selection of seemingly unconnected scenes featuring Nick Cave, Blixa Bargeld, Nina Hagen and Lene Lovich. Losely based on Voltaire's satire "Candide".

Dire Straits: Live in Sydney

Dire Straits: Live in Sydney 1986

In 1985, Dire Straits embarked on a world tour of unprecedented proportions. Promoting their hit album Brothers in Arms, the tour included a thirteen-night residence at Wembley Arena (featuring Eric Clapton helping out) and a brief jaunt at Live Aid (featuring Sting), before winding up in Australia in the Spring of 86. They ended with a 21-night stand at Sydney's Entertainment Center, packing the place every night, and wrapping it all up with one final show on April 26th. Featuring the one-off calypso version of "So Far Away" and an impromtu version of the Australian folk anthem "Walktzing Matilda" (with the whole stadium providing the vocals), it is truly a show for the ages. This show represents a band at their very finest, a band that has perfected the art of transitioning from structured verse/chorus parts to solos and back, bringing the audience along on an emotional and gorgeous journey for each and every song.

Simply Red - Stars

Simply Red - Stars 1991

British band Simply Red paved their way onto the charts with three well-received albums, but it was their fourth that really set the band apart from other soul-influenced acts. With 1991's STARS, the group explored new avenues, adding hip-hop inspired elements to their already established soul grooves. This approach proved to be popular with fans, and STARS sold more copies than any of their previous efforts, staying on the top of the UK charts for a total of 19 weeks. As part of the CLASSIC ALBUMS series, this documentary features song and video clips from STARS, accompanied by revealing interviewsThe band discuss at length how they approached writing music for this groundbreaking album, with various managers and producers of the band offering insight into its recording and production process.

Solo Trans

Solo Trans 1984

Solo Trans is a concert film by Neil Young, released in 1984. It was recorded at the Hara Arena in Dayton, Ohio on September 18, 1983 during Young's Solo Trans tour. Originally released on only LaserDisc, the film has since gone out of print.

James Brown & BB King: One Special Night

James Brown & BB King: One Special Night 1985

Two music legends, James Brown and B.B. King, join forces for one unforgettable evening of blended soul and blues, igniting the stage with a set of nearly 20 songs including "Let the Good Times Roll," "Payback" and "The Thrill Is Gone." Also featured are their inimitable versions of the crowd-pleasers "It's a Man's Man's World," "Prisoner of Love," "Gonna Have a Funky Good Time" and "Guess Who."

We Like It Like That

We Like It Like That

Latin boogaloo is New York City. It is a product of the melting pot, a colorful expression of 1960s Latino soul, straight from the streets of El Barrio, the South Bronx and Brooklyn. Starring Latin boogaloo legends like Joe Bataan, Johnny Colon and Pete Rodriguez, We Like It Like That explores this lesser-known, but pivotal moment in Latin music history, through original interviews, music recordings, live performances, dancing and rare archival footage and images. From its origins to its recent resurgence in popularity, We Like It Like That tells the story of a sound that redefined a generation and was too funky to keep down.

Art Pepper: Notes from a Jazz Survivor

Art Pepper: Notes from a Jazz Survivor 1982

Saxophonist Art Pepper (1925-1982) lived the kind of jazz life only found in Hollywood movies. His prodigious talent led him to top gigs as a teenager, but drugs and attendant criminal activity knocked him out of commission for virtually all of the 1960s and early 1970s. This documentary, shot shortly after his searing memoir, {-Straight Life}, was published in 1979, shows Pepper in the full flower of a remarkable comeback. His third wife, Laurie, is featured prominently; they met in the drug treatment facility Synanon in 1969 and were married in 1974. She took over his business affairs and helped him write {-Straight Life}. Pepper tells his own story here, but the emphasis is on an evening's performance at a club in Malibu, with the musician in fine form, backed by a terrific trio. (Tom Wiener, Rovi)

Shellshock Rock

Shellshock Rock 1979

John T. Davis’ first in a trilogy of films (including Protex Hurrah (1980) and Self-Conscious Over You (1981)) exploring the Belfast filmmaker’s local subculture and American cultural influence. It provides a look at the burgeoning punk scene in Northern Ireland, featuring early footage of bands such as Stiff Little Fingers, The Undertones, Protex, The Outcasts, and Rhesus Negative, among others. (from:

The Pretenders: Live at Köln

The Pretenders: Live at Köln 1981

PRETENDERS - Sartory-Säle Köln 17.07.1981 Rockpalast TV Show. Musicians: Chrissie Hynde - guitars and vocals, Pete Farndon - bass and vocals, Martin Chambers - drums and vocals, James Honeyman-Scott - guitars keyboards and vocals.

Mike Portnoy - Score

Mike Portnoy - Score

Mike Portnoy's drum cam footage from Dream Theater's historic 20th anniversary Score Concert recorded live at Radio City Music Hall in New York City on april 1st 2006.

Nine Inch Nails: Panorama NYC Festival, Randall’s Island Park, July 30 2017

Nine Inch Nails: Panorama NYC Festival, Randall’s Island Park, July 30 2017

Nine Inch Nails Panorama NYC Festival, Randall’s Island Park New York, NY, USA 2017-07-30 Lineage: Yahoo/Akamai HLS stream > TS chunks dump > concatenation > remux (MP4 container) Video: 1080p60 7.8 Mbps avg. AVC Audio: 128 Kbps 44.1 KHz stereo AAC audio Runtime: 1:26:06 Captured by: TheBang Tracklist: 01 Intro 02 Branches/Bones 03 Wish 04 Less Than 05 March of the Pigs 06 Something I Can Never Have 07 The Frail 08 The Wretched 09 Closer 10 Copy of A 11 Gave Up 12 I Can’t Give Everything Away (Farewell Mix) 13 The Lovers 14 Reptile 15 The Great Destroyer 16 Burning Bright (Field on Fire) 17 The Hand That Feeds 18 Head Like a Hole 19 Hurt Note: There were encoder glitches at the broadcast source that caused video and audio dropouts at: middle of The Wretched end of I Can't Give Everything Away beginning of TGD end of THTF very end of Hurt