Video Macumba

Video Macumba 1991

Video compilation by Mike Patton featuring various shocking film clips such as coprophagia, BDSM, Budd Dwyer's suicide, a young boy drowning, Mr. Bungle's music video for “Travolta”, skits starring Mike Patton, and much, much more.

Cha Cha

Cha Cha 1979

Bank robber Herman Brood becomes a rock and roll star with the help of Nina Hagen and Lene Lovich.

Idomeneo

Idomeneo 1982

Opera royalty Luciano Pavarotti brings dignity and power to the title role in this 1982 production. During a squall at sea, Idomeneo -- the king of Crete -- swears to Neptune that if the monarch survives, he'll sacrifice the first person he encounters onshore. Tragically, that person ends up being his son, Idamante (Frederica Von Stade). Maestro James Levine masterfully conducts the orchestra and chorus of the Metropolitan Opera. A musical production that was designed for the "Live From the Met" series, this program was produced by Jean-Pierre Ponnelle.

Doublevision Presents: Cabaret Voltaire

Doublevision Presents: Cabaret Voltaire 1982

This scintillating compilation of various Cabaret Voltaire albums and singles makes a great introduction to this interesting group. Tracks include "Diskono," "Obsession," "Nag Nag Nag," "Seconds Too Late," "This Is Entertainment," "Badge of Evil," "Eddie's Out," "Landslide," "Photophobia," "Extract from Johnny Yesno," "Walls of Jericho," "Moscow," "Trash (Parts I & II)" and more.

Frame for Few Poses

Frame for Few Poses 1976

Godina drove to the north of Serbia, Yugoslavia's Vojvodina province, and shot several folk singers and their families, introducing a wealth of Yugoslav folk music.

Tuning In – A Film about Karlheinz Stockhausen

Tuning In – A Film about Karlheinz Stockhausen 1981

Tuning In – A Film about Karlheinz Stockhausen was produced for the BBC in 1981. Directed by Robin Maconie, who authored The Works of Karlheinz Stockhausen, this documentary is a lively and informative introduction to the work and process of a man who shook music and consciousness up.

Cinema Cinema

Cinema Cinema

Director Shah Krishna compiled this compelling documentary of Indian cinema after spending two years searching through film archives from all over the world. Included are films from the turn of the 20th century through the 1970s to illustrate various schools of filmmaking and the historical progression of the art form.

Broken Vibes

Broken Vibes

In an unconventional and upbeat form, “Broken Vibes” takes us off to the heart of the Broken Beat universe, a musical mixture born at the end of the last century brewing and drawing influences from the wide spectrum of Black Music : Jazz, Hip-Hop, Soul, Drum&Bass... Reaching further the mere documentary on a musical genre, “Broken Vibes” aims at exploring the social, cultural and economical aspects of a movement, once local and now international, that grew amid a collective of talented and dedicated young people stemming from “West London”, a neighbourhood which had previously witnessed the birth of Punk, Acid Jazz, Jungle music…and of the sound systems culture nowadays embodied by the infamous Notting Hill Carnival.

The Elders:  Hoolie

The Elders: Hoolie

1. Only Good News 2. Common Man 3. Building a Boat 4. Luck o' the Irish 5. Whiskey on the Fire 6. Please Come Home 7. Wanderin' Life and Times 8. Seven Years 9. Appalachian Paddy 10. Station #9

European Rendezvous

European Rendezvous 1983

A video of live performances by Chris & Cosy with visuals by John Lacey. Recorded during the CTI European tour of 1983. (throbbing-gristle.com)

Elektra

Elektra 1989

Recorded at the Vienna State Opera house in 1989, this staging of Richard Strauss and Hugo von Hofmannsthal’s Elektra is one of the glories of live opera on film, deserving of eternal availability. The DVD picture has great clarity, despite the darkness of Hans Schavernoch’s set design. Other than the cliché of a huge statue head, toppled on its side, the set manages to be suitably representative of a decaying palace as well as an imposing, theatrical space, dominated by the mammoth body of the statue from which the head apparently dropped, draped with the ropes that seem to have enabled the decapitation. Sooner or later most of the characters cling to and twist around those ropes, an apt stage metaphor for the remorseless repercussions from the murder of Agammenon by his unfaithful wife Klytämnestra and her paramour, Aegisthus. Reinhard Heinrich’s costumes capture a distant era while sustaining a creepily modern look — part Goth, part homeless, part Spa-wear.

La Pandilla en apuros

La Pandilla en apuros 1977

The film presents the five members of the popular music group La Pandilla in a tangled comedy-musical plot, involving a stolen audio recording, during the summer of their group tour. Includes sequences within the same concerts, where the enthusiastic public is also shown. The plot is woven around this tour, alternating performances with funny incidents at a hotel in Condado where they stayed.

Paper Wheat

Paper Wheat 1979

This film, based on the play of the same name, portrays the harsh lives of early Saskatchewan settlers and the foundation of the co-op movement on the Prairies.