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Blues Film Collection (7 Disc Box Set)

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Blues Film Collection (7 Disc Box Set)

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Under the guiding hand of Martin Scorsese. The Blues is a seven-part television series of personal and impressionistic films viewed through the lensof seven world-famous directors who share a passion for the music. The films, by Scorsese, Charles Burnett, Clint Eastwood, Mike Figgis, Marc Levin, Richard Pearce, and Wim Wenders, capture the essence of blues music and delve into its global influence - from its roots in Africa to its inspirational role in today's music.

The films also feature rare archival performance footage of Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, Willie Dixon, John Lee Hooker, Bo Diddley, Eric Clapton and many more. Plus, over 100 newly-filmed performances by contemporary artists singing classic blues songs, including B.B. King, Bonnie Raitt, Beck, Lou Reed, Tom Jones, Los Lobos, Jeff beck, and Lucinda Williams.

Contains 7 Feature-length Films:

* Feel Like Going Home - Directed By Martin Scorsese (taxi Driver; The Last Waltz; Raging Bull) Written By Peter Guralnick
* The Soul Of A Man - Directed By Wim Wenders (buena Vista Social Club; Wings Of Desire; Paris, Texas) Written By Wim Wenders
* The Road To Memphis - Directed By Richard Pearce (the Long Walk Home; Leap Of Faith; A Family Thing) Written By Robert Gordon
*Warming By The Devil's Fire - Directed By Charles Burnett (killer Of Sheep; To Sleep With Anger) Written By Charles Burnett
*Godfathers And Sons - Directed By Marc Levin (slam; Whiteboys; Brooklyn Babylon)
*Red, White And Blues - Directed By Mike Figgis (internal Affairs; Leaving Las Vegas; Timecode)
*Piano Blues - Directed By Clint Eastwood (play Misty For Me; Bird; Unforgiven)

Special Features:

* Over 3 Hours Of Special Feature Material
* Live Performances Not Seen In The Film, Including Footage Of B.b. King, Cassandra Wilson, Chris Thomas King, Lou Reed, Lulu, Otis Rush, Koko Taylor, The Electrik Mud Kats (with Vocals By Chuck D And Common), Jeff Beck, Hubert Sumlin And David Johansen, Willie Dixon And Many Others.
* Director Commentaries
* On-camera Interviews With The Directors
* Director Biographies And Filmographies
* Special Menu Options To Scan For All Music Performances
* 5.1 Surround Sound And Stereo Mixes
* The Blues Trailer
Release date NZ
June 15th, 2005
Movie Format
  • DVD
DVD Region
  • Region 4
Edition
  • Box Set
Aspect Ratio
  • 1.33 : 1
Director
Language
English
Length (Minutes)
693
Actor
Studio
Subtitles
None
Supported Audio
  • Dolby Digital Surround 5.1
Genre
  • Documentary
UPC
9322225034235
Product ID
1471202

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