Pop & Rock (Velvet Underground/Lou Reed) Movies on DVD
Pioneer of punk Lou Reed is "on" in this electrifying concert, captured live at the Bottom Line in New York. "Rock 'n' Roll," "Women," "Sweet Jane," "Walk on the Wild Side," and more. 60 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo.
His second album following the breakup of The Velvet Underground, Lou Reed's 1972 "Transformer" set the tone for the Brooklyn-born punk pioneer's solo career with such songs as "Satellite of Love," "Vicious" and the surprise hit "Walk on the Wild Side." Hear from Reed, bassist Herbie Flowers and engineer Ken Scott on the album's creation, and see rare footage of a "glam"-era Lou performing solo and earlier with the Velvets. 50 min.
Learn all about the life of John Cale, the composer and producer who found fame with The Velvet Underground during the 1960s, in this insightful documentary. The film follows Cale back to his hometown of Garnant, Wales, as he recalls his early interest in classical music, his collaborations with Lou Reed (interviewed for this film), and his subsequent successes as a solo artist. 59 min. Soundtrack: English PCM stereo; Subtitles: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish.
Filmed over five nights at Brooklyn's St. Ann's Warehouse in 2006, this captivating concert film features innovative rock icon Lou Reed performing his 1973 concept album "Berlin" live and in its entirety for the first time. Includes every track from "Berlin" including "How Do You Think It Feels?" and "The Bed," plus "Rock Minuet," the Velvet Underground classic "Sweet Jane," and more. Directed by Julian Schnabel ("The Diving Bell and the Butterfly"). 81 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital 5.1; Subtitles: English (SDH), Spanish; bonus footage; theatrical trailer.
On the heels of his 2000 album, "Ecstasy," punk progenitor Lou Reed took the stage at the world-famous Montreux Jazz Festival for a memorable concert sure to "Set the Twilight Reeling." Songs include "Paranoia Key of E," "Modern Dance," "Romeo Had Juliette," "Mystic Child," and more. 123 min. Widescreen; Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital 5.1, DTS Surround, PCM stereo.
Take a "Walk on the Wild Side" with Lou Reed as he performs solo material and classic Velvet Underground songs in this fantastic live release. Includes such groundbreaking hits as "Sweet Jane," "Rock 'n' Roll," "I'm Waiting for the Man," "Satellite of Love," "Perfect Day," "Women," "Jesus," and more. 90 min. Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital 5.1.
One of the most enigmatic and original rock stars of all time, Lou Reed shines in this performance from Spain that includes solo songs and material from The Velvet Underground. Features the selections "Modern Dance," "Venus in Furs," "Sweet Jane," "Romeo Had Juliet," "Satellite of Love," "Perfect Day," "Walk on the Wild Side," and more. 90 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo.
What hasn't been seen, printed, filmed, or talked about concerning The Velvet Underground? Fans may be surprised once they've seen this tribute documentary, which includes obscure performance footage and rare interviews with and appearances by Sterling Morrison, Billy Name, Lou Reed, Moe Tucker, Andy Warhol, and John Cale, plus insights from former Village Voice music editor Robert Christgau. 85 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English.