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Music, Film & Performing Arts Documentaries

Tea with the Dames
DVD
(4.3) 6

Dames Eileen Atkins, Judi Dench, Joan Plowright and Maggie Smith have let the cameras in on a friendship that goes back more than half a century. The four acting greats discuss their careers and reminisce about their humble beginnings in the theatre. ** Critics Reviews for Tea with the Dames ** ...

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Ian McKellan: Playing the Part
DVD

This fully authorised feature-length documentary celebrates the life and work of Sir Ian McKellen. Excerptsfrom a 14 hour interview serves as the basis for the film, covering everything from his upbringing to becoming a theatre star; to coming out and being a leader in the gay rights community; to h...

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The Seven Ages of Elvis
DVD
(5.0) 1

Elvis was the ultimate “rise and fall” megastar he defined the pitfalls of modern super-celebrity. His childhood immersed in “trash white” poverty exposed him to black cultural influences that created a curious and electric fusion of influences that shaped a new musical phenomenon. We discover why, ...

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The Song Keepers
DVD

Come On An Adventure in this Must-See Doco Four generations of song women that make up The Central Australian Aboriginal Women's Choir, go on an historic tour of Germany, to take back the hymns that were given to their great grandparents by the German Lutherans over a century ago, but in their own ...

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Youth: Sketch, Drugs & Rock N Roll
DVD

Youth: Sketch, Drugs & Rock N Roll ‘Youth – Sketch, Drugs & Rock N Roll’ is the story of the award winning record producer, Killing Joke bass player, musician, songwriter and artist known simply as Youth. Filmmakers Paul Elliott and Sean Lamberth spent 18 months with full access to recordi...

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Biggie: The Life Of Notorious B.I.G.
DVD

Directed by Mark Ford, Biggie: The Life of Notorious B.I.G. is the first biography to be authorized by his estate and will be the most personal and revealing documentary about the late Christopher Wallace that anyone has ever seen. This intimate documentary will focus on Faith Evans as she embarks o...

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Buena Vista Social Club: Adios
DVD

17 years ago, Buena Vista Social Club brought a generation of forgotten Cuban musicians roaring onto the international stage and transported the world's audiences to the vanished dance clubs of 1950's Havana. The band was single-handedly responsible for bringing Cuba's vibrant music and culture to i...

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The Beatles: Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years (Deluxe DigiBook...
DVD
(4.8) 5

The Beatles: Eight Days a Week – The Touring Years Beatlemania was not just a phenomenon. It was the catalyst for a cultural shift that would alter the way people around the world viewed and consumed popular culture. This film explains what it was about that particular moment in time that allowed t...

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National Geographic: Beyond the Movie - Lord of the Rings
DVD
(4.0) 2

The Lord of the Rings trilogy is one of the most successful film franchises in history but do the themes and events that are apparent on Middle Earth have any bearing in our world. Come behind the scenes of The Fellowship of the Ring and Return of the King and discover the hidden meanings Tolkien ap...

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Searching For Sugar Man
DVD
(4.5) 21

From the Academy Award-winning producer of MAN ON WIRE comes a powerful, unforgettable music mystery. In the late ‘60s, a musician was discovered in a Detroit bar by two celebrated producers who were struck by his soulful melodies and prophetic lyrics. They recorded an album that they believed was ...

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The Beatles: Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years (Deluxe DigiBook...
Blu-ray
(4.8) 13

The Beatles: Eight Days a Week – The Touring Years Beatlemania was not just a phenomenon. It was the catalyst for a cultural shift that would alter the way people around the world viewed and consumed popular culture. This film explains what it was about that particular moment in time that allowed t...

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The Beatles: Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years
Blu-ray
(4.7) 3

The Beatles: Eight Days a Week – The Touring Years The Beatles: Eight Days A Week – The Touring Years is based on the first part of The Beatles career (1962–1966) the period in which they toured and captured the worlds acclaim. Ron Howards film will explore how John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George H...

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Dancer
DVD
(4.9) 8

Dancer Blessed with astonishing power and poise, Sergei Polunin took the dance world by storm and became the Royal Ballet’s youngest ever principal. At the peak of his success, aged 21, he walked away, driven to the brink of self-destruction by stardom – his talent more a burden than a gift. Here i...

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Crossing Rachmaninoff
DVD

Documentary biopic following Flavio Villani, the Italy-born Auckland concert pianist who returns to his homeland for a nervous concert debut performing Rachmaninoff’s Pi­ano Concerto No. 2. Crossing Rachmaninoff Reviews “The charmingly shy Villani comes slowly but satisfyingly into focus in this s...

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Working Class Boy (Jimmy Barnes)
Blu-ray

Based on the Aussie legend's 2016 me­moir “Working Class Boy” and featuring live performances from Barnes and interviews with friends and family, the documentary will be played from Barnes' point of view and tells the story of his childhood survival in the slums of Glasgow, moving to Australia and j...

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Working Class Boy (Jimmy Barnes)
DVD

Based on the Aussie legend's 2016 me­moir “Working Class Boy” and featuring live performances from Barnes and interviews with friends and family, the documentary will be played from Barnes' point of view and tells the story of his childhood survival in the slums of Glasgow, moving to Australia and j...

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The People vs. George Lucas
DVD
(4.7) 3

They gave him their love, their money and their obsessive online parodies. He gave them… the prequels. We all love Star Wars… until George Lucas went and ruined it! The passion the original Star Wars trilogy inspires in its fans is unparalleled, but when it comes to George Lucas himself, many have ...

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Muscle Shoals
DVD
(5.0) 3

Muscle Shoals is a 2013 documentary film about FAME Studios and Muscle Shoals Sound Studio in Muscle Shoals, Alabama. Available on DVD. Located alongside the Tennessee River, Muscle Shoals, Alabama is the unlikely breeding ground for some of America's most creative and defiant music. Under the spir...

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Whitney: Can I Be Me
Blu-ray
(1.0) 1

Six-time Grammy winner Whitney Houston was one of the most successful female recording artists of all time. This is the raw and uncensored look at Houston, exploring the impact her life and death had on the people around her and the world of music. Critic Reviews “Whitney: Can I Be Me is the best ...

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McQueen
DVD

The youngest of six children, Lee Alexander McQueen was expected to become a plumber, a bricklayer or possibly a cab driver like his father. Instead, McQueen’s fierce romanticism and punk poetry helped create 1990s-era ‘Cool Britannia’. For perhaps the first time since the Swinging Sixties, a lad fr...

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POI-E: The Story of Our Song
DVD
(4.4) 16

POI-E: The Story of Our Song In 1984, ‘Poi E’ reached Number 1 on the NZ Pop Charts and broke every musical record. It remained in the charts for 34 weeks. It outsold ‘Thriller’, ‘I Just Called to Say I Love You’ and every other hit of 1984. It has been in the Top 10 in New Zealand, every decade fo...

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Kusama - Infinity
DVD

The life and art of Yayoi Kusama Now the top-selling female artist in the world, Yayoi Kusama overcame countless odds to bring her radical artistic vision to the world stage. For decades, her work pushed boundaries that often alienated her from her peers and those in power in the art world. Kusama...

Pre-order - out 9 May 2019
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Ryuichi Sakamoto: Coda
DVD

One of the great documentaries about the creative process “I want to make more music” was the reaction of Japanese composer and musician Ryuichi Sakamoto when he was diagnosed with throat cancer in 2014. Not long after his treatment, he started making a new album, async, which came out at the begin...

Pre-order - out 11 Apr 2019
$30.00
Shihad: Beautiful Machine
DVD
(4.6) 17

For over 20 years, Shihad has defined New Zealand rock music. From their roots in Wellington’s fu­rious 90s punk metal scene, to the wild Berlin days, the tragic overdose of their manager, the international explosion of The General Electric, and the infamous American name-change, Shihad: Beautiful ...

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Bob Marley - The Lost Tapes
DVD
(3.0) 1

Over 60 minutes of Exclusive Interviews. Bob Marley is one of the most influential men in music. Born on a farm in Saint Ann Parish Jamaica, he committed his life to the freedom of people all around the world. To date he has sold over 75 million albums worldwide, making him one of the world's best ...

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David Lynch: The Art Life
DVD
(2.5) 2

Uncompromising. Uncategorizable. Unmissable. David lynch takes us on an intimate journey through the formative years of his life. From his idyllic upbringing in small town america to the dark streets of philadelphia, we follow lynch as he traces the events that have helped to shape one of cinemas m...

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Supermensch: The Legend Of Shep Gordon
DVD
(5.0) 1

Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon is a 2013 American documentary film about talent manager Shep Gordon, produced and directed by Mike Myers in his directorial debut. Supermensch documents the astounding career of Hollywood insider, the loveable Shep Gordon, who fell into music management by ch...

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Charlie Gracie - Fabulous
DVD

Charlie Grace Fabulous chronicles the life and career of Rock&Roll Pioneer, Charlie Gracie. Charlie Grace Fabulous chronicles the life and career of Rock and Roll Pioneer, Charlie Gracie. His #1 Hit “Butterfly” knocked Elvis from the top of the charts in 1957 and sold over three million copies ...

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Talihina Sky: The Story of Kings of Leon
(4.5) 2

The DVD will come with 30 minutes of bonus features including additional scenes not included in the film, two commentaries from the band and filmmakers as well as home-movie footage. The film premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in April, garnered huge praise and was acquired by Showtime, premieri...

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Amy
Blu-ray
(4.7) 3

The story of Amy Winehouse in her own words, featuring unseen archival footage and unheard tracks.

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Mavis!
DVD
(5.0) 1

Mavis! MAVIS! is the first documentary on gospel/soul music legend and civil rights icon Mavis Staples and her family group, The Staple Singers. From the freedom songs of the ’60s and hits like “I’ll Take You There" in the ’70s, to funked-up collaborations with Prince and her recent albums with Wil...

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Beyonce - Life Is But A Dream
DVD
(5.0) 3

‘Life Is But A Dream’, the documentary film executive produced by Beyonce will be available in New Zealand on November 29. Also included is Live In Atlantic City, featuring performances filmed over four consecutive nights at Revel Casino Hotel in May 2012, with never-before seen performances includ...

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Have You Seen The Listers?
DVD

Have You Seen The Listers? is a candid and personal insight into the rise of world-renowned street artist Anthony Lister as he challenges conservative Australia, whilst battling his own demons. Lister will have you gasping for air as he rises up the ranks from street artist to celebrated contemporar...

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Bob Dylan 1941-1966: Tales From a Golden Age (DVD/CD)
DVD

Bob Dylan – 1941–1966: Tales From a Golden Age, DVD + CD Set. Classic documentary + over an hour of rare Dylan interviews. Still receiving five star reviews in all the right places almost 50 years into the most extraordinary career of the rock age, Bob Dylan is an artist who never fails to stagger ...

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Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary
DVD

This feature film is a collaboration among UMG, Concord & Rhino & was directed by John Scheinfeld, whose credits include The U.S. vs. John Lennon. In the film, the words of John Coltrane are spoken by Denzel Washington with UMG’s Impulse & Blue Note recordings dominating the film. Chasin...

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Whitney: Can I Be Me
DVD

Six-time Grammy winner Whitney Houston was one of the most successful female recording artists of all time. This is the raw and uncensored look at Houston, exploring the impact her life and death had on the people around her and the world of music. Critic Reviews “Whitney: Can I Be Me is the best ...

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A Family Affair
DVD

A Family Affair is an intimate and intoxicating portrait of the renowned Xylouris family, who have been maintaining the musical traditions of their native Crete for generations. Following three generations of the family legendary Psarantonis, his son George and George's children Nikos, Adonis and Ap...

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Whitney (2018)
DVD

Whitney is an intimate portrait of Houston and her family that probes beyond familiar tabloid headlines and sheds new light on the spellbinding trajectory of Houston’s life. Whitney Houston broke more music industry records than any other female singer in history. With over 200 million album sales ...

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Marcia Clark Investigates The First 48
DVD
(5.0) 1

Led by expert prosecutor and former defense attorney Marcia Clark, A&E’s new original docuseries Marcia Clark Investigates The First 48 delves into some of America’s most shocking crimes that have remained unsolved or ended with controversial outcomes. Clark’s years of experience allow her to se...

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Advanced Style
DVD

Advanced Style examines the lives of seven unique New Yorkers whose eclectic personal style and vital spirit have guided their approach to aging. Based on Ari Seth Cohen’s famed blog of the same name, this film paints intimate and colorful portraits of independent, stylish women aged 62 to 95 who ar...

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