Thursday, April 13, 2006

MVD To Release Smiths, Kate Bush DVDS

MVD and Sexy Intellectual will release two new DVD titles in the “Under Review” Series for US distribution on DVD. The series will be released on June 6 (Kate Bush) and 27 (The Smiths) of 2006, for a $19.95 retail price.

The Smiths – Under Review

This 90-minute documentary film covers the full story and music of The Smiths. It features rare musical performances, videos, TV appearances, interviews with the band, and expert comment and review from an esteemed panel of experts. It is the first of its kind to document the history of one of the most important band of the 1980s: The ultimate icons of the "indie" genre. It includes contributions from; producers Stephen Street, John Porter and Kenny Jones; Smiths fifth member Craig Gannon; Author of Saint Morrissey Mark Simpson; Journalists Paul Morley, Nigel Williamson, Jake Kennedy and John Robb; Factory Records supreme Tony Wilson; ‘Roadie’ Grant Showbiz; DJ and early champion David Jensen and a host of other names.

Featuring Rare Versions of these Classics: Hand In Glove, This Charming Man, What Difference Does It Make, How Soon Is Now, Heaven Knows I’m Miserable Now, The Queen Is Dead, Bigmouth Strikes Again, Panic, and Girlfriend In A Coma

Bonus Features: Extended Interviews, “The Hardest Smiths Interactive Quiz In The World Ever”, Contributor Biographies, and “Beyond DVD” section Run Time: 90 minutes

Kate Bush – Under Review

This 90-minute film reviews the music and career of one of the worlds most influential performers, singers and songwriters; arguably the most unique female artist ever. It includes rare musical performances never available before on DVD. It also includes obscure footage, rare interviews and photographs of and with Kate Bush from all periods of her astonishing career. The film features: rarely seen promo films; interviews with Kate and with colleagues, producers, musicians and friends; TV clips; location shots and a host of other features.

Live and studio recordings including: Wuthering Heights, Wow, Army Dreamers, Running Up That Hill, Cloudbusting, This Woman’s Work, Aeriel and many more

Bonus Features: ”Paul Gambacinni Remembers:, “The Hardest Kate Bush Interactive Quiz In The World Ever”, and full contributor biographies Run Time: 90 minutes