New Release: Rolling Stones, Frank Zappa and more

The Rolling Stones Rare and Unseen DVD boxMVD Entertainment Group released DVDs from two top music acts on April 20, 2010: The Rolling Stones: Rare and Unseen and Frank Zappa: The Freak Out List.

Stones includes rare footage of the band, newsreels and photographs from private collections. (Note for U.K. fans, this was released there on Jan. 18, 2010.) Here are some highlights:

  • “Mick Jagger on World in Action” about responsibility and the law
  • “Keith Richards at the Berlin Film Festival”
  • Charlie Watts in rare sound bites
  • Bill Wyman talks about tours and life
  • rare footage of Brian Jones in 1964
  • rare footage of each of the band
  • local TV reports restored
  • “Rock’n’Roll, Tours and Nostalgia”
  • unreleased interview footage from Belfast

Freak Out explores the musical roots of Zappa and includes rare footage of Zappa and the Mothers and archive film of the Freak Out List artists and exclusive interviews.

Michael Bolton: Live at the Royal Albert Hall DVDOn May 4, 2010, Eagle Rock issued Michael Bolton: Live at the Royal Albert Hall on DVD ($14.98) and Blu-ray ($19.98). The 110-minute program was recorded in October 2009 and includes Bolton singing Otis Redding’s “(Sittin’ On) the Dock of the Bay,” Ray Charles’ “Georgia On My Mind” and Percy Sledge’s “When a Man Loves a Woman.” Plus, he performs the song “Murder My Heart,” which he co-wrote with Lady Gaga for his One World One Love CD.

The discs also include an interview with Bolton and the Countdown documentary, and the Blu-ray has the bonus track “New York New York.”

On March 16, 2010, Knitting Factory Entertainment, a distribution arm of Kino Lorber, released the Gypsy pun rock documentary Gogol Bordello Non-Stop on DVD ($26.98). According to the press release, the 87-minute program “mixes flamboyant costumes, intricate dance choreography, a relentless beat and an explosive energy not seen since the dawn of rock ‘n’ roll.” Sounds fun.

About S. Clark

Sam Clark is the former Managing Editor/Online Editor of Video Business magazine. With 19 years experience in journalism, 12 in the home entertainment industry, Sam has been hooked on movies on since she saw E.T. then stared into the sky waiting to meet her own friendly alien. Thanks to her husband’s shared love of movies, Sam reviews Blu-ray discs in a true home theater, with a 118-inch screen, projector and cushy recliners with cup holders.