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DVD - VELVET UNDERGROUND
Velvet Redux

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VELVET REDUX LIVE MCMXCIII

Film by Declan Lowney, color, 90 min, USA, 1993

  • DVD Region 1 NTSC, USA, January 24, 2006
  • DVD Region 2 PAL, Warner Music Vision, UK, February 13, 2006
  • DVD, Japan

Track listing: Venus in Furs / White Light/White Heat / Beginning to See the Light / Some Kinda Love / Femme Fatale / Hey Mr. Rain / I'm Sticking With You / I Heard Her Call My Name / I'll Be Your Mirror / Rock N'Roll / Sweet Jane / I'm Waiting for the Man / Heroin / Pale Blue Eyes / Coyote.

Live at L'Olympia, Paris, France, June 1993.

"This first-ever DVD from the seminal band features sizzling performances from the quartet's European reunion tour. Filmed live at the Paris Olympia on June 15, 16, and 17, 1993, Live MCMXCIII captures the original lineup - Lou Reed, John Cale, Sterling Morrison, and Moe Tucker - on extended versions of VU classics like Femme Fatale, Pale Blue Eyes, and Heroin, and on more obscure fare like Hey Mr. Rain and I'm Sticking With You (both of which remained unreleased for years after the band's breakup), plus the then-newly written Coyote."


Under Review

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UNDER REVIEW

  • DVD Region 1 NTSC, USA, April 25, 2006
  • DVD Region 2 PAL, Europe, May 22, 2006

"Velvet Underground Under Review is a 75 minute film reviewing the music and career of one of rock musics most influential collectives; a band which esteemed music journalist Lester Bangs claims started modern music. It features rare musical performances never available before as well as obscure footage, rare interviews and private photographs of and with Lou Reed, Andy Warhol, Sterling Morrison and John Cale. The film also features; rarely seen promo films; material from Andy Warhols private film collection; interviews with colleagues, producers, musicians and friends; TV clips; location shots and a host of other features."


Feed-Back

FEED-BACK

  • DVD Region 0 NTSC, Nothing Songs Limited NSVD-001, Japan, April 2006

Limited edition 500 copies.

"Featuring the episode on The Velvet Underground from the legendary 1986 Spanish TV show Arsenal, mastered from the original tapes. Never available before in dvd quality, now it includes as extras an outtake of Sterling Morrison's guitar input on John Cale's "I'm Waiting For The Man" take, plus an unreleased interview with him at the Fondation Cartier reunion in 1990."


Feed-Back

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VANISHING POINT

Film by Tom Barber, 85 minutes

  • DVD Region 0 NTSC 4:3, Silver & Gold SGDVD037, UK, 2010

Reissue of The Velvet Underground - Under Review DVD.


DVD - WARHOL FILMS
Carlotta 786710

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PAUL MORRISSEY - LA TRILOGIE - NEW YORK UNDERGROUND 68-72

Films by Paul Morrissey, color, USA, 1968-72

  • 4-DVD Zone 2, Carlotta 786710, France, 2003

This numbered limited edition box set offers 3 films by Paul Morrissey: Flesh, Trash and Heat. The fourth 'bonus' DVD includes some VU material: a documentary Music Factory - le Velvet Underground par Paul Morrissey, Scenes from the Life of Andy Warhol by Jonas Mekas, and Exploding Plastic Inevitable by Ronald Nameth. English language with optional French subtitles.


RaroVideo RVD 40011

THE CHELSEA GIRLS

Film by Andy Warhol, black & white and color, USA, 1966

  • 2-DVD Zone free, PAL, RaroVideo RVD 40011, Italy, September 2003

First DVD offers the complete 197-min split-screen version of Andy Warhol's The Chelsea Girls. Reel #12 ('Nico Crying') has music by The Velvet Underground. Second DVD includes among other bonuses, Scenes from the Life of Andy Warhol by Jonas Mekas. This edition also includes a 64-page booklet with both Italian and English text and many photos.

available from RaroVideo.com


RaroVideo RVD 40011

VINYL - THE VELVET UNDERGROUND & NICO

Films by Andy Warhol, black & white, USA, 1965-66

  • DVD Zone free, PAL, RaroVideo RVD 40051, Italy, November 2004

This DVD offers the complete original version of The Velvet Underground & Nico, digitally restored and remastered.

available from RaroVideo.com


13 Most Beautiful...

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13 MOST BEAUTIFUL... SONGS FOR ANDY WARHOL'S SCREEN TESTS

Screen Tests by Andy Warhol, black & white, USA

  • DVD Zone free, NTSC, plexifilm 034, 60 minutes, USA, 2009

Warhol's Screen Tests, available for the first time on DVD, with new soundtracks by Dean & Britta.

13 of Andy Warhol's legendary Screen Tests: Paul America, Ssan Bottomly, Ann Buchanan, Freddy Herko, Jane Holzer, Dennis Hopper, Billy Name, Nico, Lou Reed, Richard Rheem, Edie sedgwick, Ingrid Superstar, Mary Woronov. With new soundtracks by Dean Wareham & Britta Phillips. Extras: Behind the scenes video about the new soundtracks & 40-page book with liner notes and biographies.


DVD - VELVET UNDERGROUND - BOOTLEGS
AFA #2

THE VELVET UNDERGROUND VOLUME ONE
Symphony in Sound and Moe in Bondage

Films by Andy Warhol, black & white, USA, 1966

  • DVD, Anonymous Film Archive #2, USA, 2003

includes 2nd reel of The Velvet Underground And Nico (aka Symphony Of Sound), Moe In Bondage, and Nico's Frozen Warning video.


AFA #3

THE VELVET UNDERGROUND VOLUME TWO
Live at the Psychiatrists' Convention and Andy Warhol's Exploding Plastic Inevitable

Films by Jonas Mekas and Ronald Nameth, color, USA, 1966

  • DVD, Anonymous Film Archive #3, USA, 2003

includes 15 minutes of Jonas Mekas' Walden, Ron Nameth's Andy Warhol's Exploding Plastic Inevitable and 1986 Arsenal TV documentary.


THE VELVET UNDERGROUND VOLUME THREE
Andy Warhol's Exploding Plastic Inevitable and Chumlum

Films by Ronald Nameth and Ron Rice, color, USA

  • DVD, Anonymous Film Archive, USA, 2003

includes Ron Nameth's Andy Warhol's Exploding Plastic Inevitable and Ron Rice's Chumlum with soundtrack by Angus MacLise.


Anthology

THE VELVET UNDERGROUND ANTHOLOGY

  • DVD Zone free, NTSC, Snowball Entertainment, USA, July 2004

This (unofficial) DVD offers a collection of films & videos, all previously available elsewhere.

  1. A Symphony Of Sound [28:21]
    Andy Warhol's The Velvet Underground And Nico
  2. Andy's Exploding Inevitable [10:19]
    Ronald Nameth's Andy Warhol's Exploding Platic Inevitable (part 1)
  3. More Exploding Plastic Inevitable [6:53]
    Ronald Nameth's Andy Warhol's Exploding Platic Inevitable (part 2)
  4. Sunday Morning Promo Video [5:40]
    Rosalind Stevenson's Sunday Morning
  5. Evening Of Light [1:13]
    Nico - Evening Of Light music clip with Nico and Iggy Pop by François De Menil 1969
  6. Frozen Warning Promo Video [3:56]
    Nico - Frozen Warning
  7. Lou, Nico And John Cale [21:54]
    Lou Reed, John Cale & Nico - Bataclan, January 12, 1972 - Pop2 TV show
  8. VU BBC Southbank Show Documentary [52:50]

Songs For Drella

SONGS FOR DRELLA

  • DVD Zone free, NTSC, VU-1966, Germany, -

This (unofficial) DVD offers a collection of films & videos, all previously available elsewhere.

  1. Andy Warhol's The Velvet Underground And Nico film (aka A Symphony Of Sound) [5:41 excerpt, overdubbed with Booker T live at the Gymnasium, April 1967]
  2. Nico - I'm Not Sayin' [2:44]
  3. Rosalind Stevenson's Sunday Morning [5:16]
  4. Ronald Nameth's Andy Warhol's Exploding Plastic Inevitable [13:03]
  5. Jonas Mekas' Scenes From The Life Of Andy Warhol [13:31]
  6. Lou Reed & John Cale - Songs For Drella [53:40]

DVD - RELATED
Nico Icon DVD

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NICO ICON

Documentary by Susan Ofteringer, color, 72 min, Germany, 1995

  • VHS, Les Films Du Paradoxe, France, 1998
  • DVD, Fox Lorber FLV5012, USA, 1998

This Nico ducumentary incudes a well-documented Velvet Underground/Factory chapter with testimonies by John Cale, Sterling Morrison... etc. DVD edition includes special features (interactive menus, production notes, scene access, trailer, English, German and French language, and English subtitles).


WHE73011

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ESV-40

LOU REED - ROCK AND ROLL HEART

Documentary by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders, 75 min, USA, 1998

  • DVD, Winstar Home Entertainment WHE73011, USA, 1998
  • VHS, USA, 1998
  • VHS, Euro Space ESV-040, Japan, 1998

"Original feature version: additional 15 minutes". DVD edition includes special features (production notes, biographies, discography, scene access, screen test, and rare Velvet Underground footage - the complete WNET TV 1966 report)

"Take a Walk on the Wild Side with the definitive look at the career and influence of the quintessential New York rocker, Lou Reed. Overflowing with archival performance footage, American Masters: Lou Reed: Rock and Roll Heart spans over three decades; from the formation of the Velvet Underground, to his extensive solo career, to his most recent work - a collaboration on the futuristic rock opera Time Rocker. Interviews with Reed, his friends and band members provide personal insights of the man who gave us such classic songs as Heroin, Sweet Jane and the infamous Walk on the Wild Side. Major artists who comment on Reed's influence include David Bowie, David Byrne, Pattis Smith, Suzanne Vega, Dave Stewart and Philip Glass. American Masters: Lou Reed: Rock and Roll Heart is as much an engrossing portrait of the artist as it is a walk through the turbulent and fascinating times that shape his music."


John Cale

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JOHN CALE

Documentary by James Marsh, 59 min, 1998

  • DVD Region 2, 3, 4, 5, NTSC, Warner Music Vision 50-51011-6415-2-7, Europe, February 5, 2007

First part of the documentary features many Velvet Underground film excerpts and interviews with Lou Reed, Billy Name, Moe Tucker and John Cale. Another chapter is also devoted to the 1993 reunion tour.

"An exploration of the life and work of one of the most influential and enigmatic figures in music."


Andy Warhol

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ANDY WARHOL

"South Bank Show", documentary by Kim Evans, 76 minutes, UK, 1987

  • DVD Region 1 NTSC, R M Arts / Image Entertainment ID5807RADVD, USA, December 12, 2000

The "Underground Filmmaking" chapter features snippets of Andy Warhol's film The Velvet Underground and Nico (aka Symphony of Sound).

"This special film presents the first major profile of Andy Warhol's life and work since his death in February 1987 and includes some previously unseen footage of the artist, shot in London shortly before his death.
Warhol's was the classic American rags to riches story: he was born in the industrial slums of Pittsburgh - the child of poor Czech immigrants. He grew up dreaming of Hollywood stars and eventually became a star himself, famous for his Pop Art (his "Campbell's Soup Can" being the most enduring image), his bizarre underground films and for being a celebrity who for 20 years attended every party in town. He was the joker, they said, who would turn up for the opening of an envelope.
This film shows Warhol performing for the media in interviews ranging over 25 years and examines his artistic achievements in a career which spanned painting, film, publishing, rock music and television. It includes extracts from films such as Chelsea Girls, Lonesome Cowboys and Women in Revolt, archive material, newsreel footage and contributions from many of his closest associates and superstars including Ondine, Viva, John Giorno and Brigid Berlin."

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Superstar

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SUPERSTAR - The Life and Times of Andy Warhol

Documentary by Chuck Workman, 87 min, USA, 1990

  • DVD All Region, NTSC, SHOUT! DVD 30147, USA, 2000
  • DVD All Region, PAL, UK, 2003

"The Factory" chapter offers snippets of films featuring The Velvet Underground (WNET USA Artists, CBS Making Of An Underground Film, Ron Nameth's Andy Warhol's Exploding Plastic Inevitable).

"Academy Award winner, Chuck Workman's stylish and definitive documentary about pointer Andy Warhol traces his life from Pittsburgh schoolboy to pop art legend, from advertising illustrator to chronicler of the haut monde of Now York City. The film includes behind-the-scenes looks at "Factory" life and several enigmatic interviews given by Warhol over the years, as well as a dazzling array of images from Warhol's art and films. Includes interviews and commentary from David Hockney, Leo Castelli, Roy Lichtenstein, Lou Reed, Dennis Hopper, Viva, Fran Lebowitz and more."


An Underground Experience + Heroine DVD

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NICO - AN UNDERGROUND EXPERIENCE + HEROINE

  • DVD Region 2 PAL, Visionary VISDVD001, 2000
  • DVD Region 1, Visionary I363450, 2000

This DVD compiles two live videos, originally released on VHS by Visionary Wide Angle Collection. An Underground Experience ends with an interview where Nico recalls the Velvet Underground/Factory era.


Transformer DVD

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LOU REED - TRANSFORMER

Documentary, 80 minutes approx.

  • DVD Region 0 PAL, Eagle Vision/Classic Albums EREDV204, 2001 (English language with Dutch, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish and French subtitles)

  • DVD Region 1, Eagle Eye/Pioneer/Classic Albums, 2001

This programme provides an insight into the process behind the recording of Transformer. It includes about 3-min section of Velvet Underground history.

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The Complete...

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ANDY WARHOL - The Complete Picture

Documentary by Chris Rodley, 104 minutes approx., 2002

  • DVD Region 0 NTSC, American Home Treasures 30586-D, April 29, 2003

"The Exploding Plastic Inevitable" chapter offers interviews with Paul Morrissey and John Cale, and film excerpts ('Moe In Bondage', The Velvet Underground & Nico, Ron Nameth's Andy Warhol's E.P.I., Jonas Mekas' Scenes From The Life Of Andy Warhol).

"Campbell's soup cans, drug addicts-turned-celebrities and a Day-Glo Marilyn Monroe: these are some of the ground-breaking images from Andy Warhol's artistic vision. Despite his position at the epicenter of pop culture. the artist himself remained an enigma - until now.
This is the definitive look at the life and creative world of a revolutionary who influenced the 20th century in everything from painting to film to music. Re-live the strobe-lit. amphetamine-fueled "scene" of 1960's New York as Warhol transforms his outrageous group of friends into the stars of his movies and paintings.
Here is your invitation into Warhol's fabulous inner circle, where both high and lowbrow converge beneath the banner of celebrity and everyone gets to be famous for fifteen minutes."

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Vies Et Morts

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VIES ET MORTS DE ANDY WARHOL

Documentary by Jean-Michel Vecchiet, 80 min, France, 2005

DVD Region 0 NTSC, Sony BMG France Télévisions, December 5, 2005

Includes about 1 minute of Velvet Underground recollections by Gerard Malanga, illustrated with excerpts of Jonas Mekas' Scenes from the Life of Andy Warhol (VU live at Delmonico's). Also included is 1½ minute of Andy Warhol's The Velvet Underground & Nico film.

"You heard about the legend, now here's the real story... Exposed icon, king of the 'pop art', Anday warhol has left his mark on the XXth century. This 80 min film is a tribute and goes beyond the frontier between his life and his work, featuring exceptionnally Gerard Malanga, Ultraviolet, Billy Name, Peter Beard... Unreleased picture and footage of a private Warhol, the music of JT LeRoy and archive documents of The Velvet Underground..."


Punk: Attitude

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PUNK: ATTITUDE

Documentary by Don Letts, 88 min, 2005

  • DVD Region 1 NTSC, USA, September 6, 2005
  • DVD Region 2 PAL, Freemantle FHED1856, UK, October 3, 2005
  • DVD Region 2 PAL, Studio Canal, France, March 6, 2006

First chapter has a 3-minute Velvet Underground section which offers Factory scenes, Bataclan '72 excerpts and interview with John Cale.

"Punk: Attitude is a documentary on the history of punk rock in the USA and UK. The film traces the different styles of punk from their roots in 60s garage and psychedelic bands (Count Five, the Stooges) through glam-punk (New York Dolls) to the 70s New York and London scenes and into the hardcore present. Interviews with many of the musicians are edited with live clips and historical footage."


Glastonbury [UK edition DVD]

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GLASTONBURY

Documentary by Julian Temple, 131 min, 2006

  • 2-DVD Region 2 PAL 16:9, Pathé P-SGB P919801001, UK, July 17, 2006
  • 2-DVD Region 2, Germany,June 22, 2007
  • 2-DVD Region 1, USA

First chapter offers an excerpt of All Tomorrow's Parties played live by The Velvet Underground at Glastonbury Festival in 1993, with a few seconds of the band playing on stage.


Andy Warhol - by Kim Evans

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ANDY WARHOL

A London Weekend "South Bank Show" documentary produced and directed by Kim Evans, 75 minutes, 1987

DVD All Region, PAL, English, German, Spanish & Italian languages, French subtitles, Arthaus Musik, Germany, March 27, 2008

The "Movies" chapter features snippets of Andy Warhol's film The Velvet Underground and Nico (aka Symphony of Sound).

"Consumerism, glamour, disasters and mass media - Andy Warhol's art is a mirror image of America."

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Warhol - Vie et Morts - Vies et Oeuvres

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WARHOL - VIES ET MORTS / VIES ET ŒUVRES

Documentaries by Jean-Michel Vecchiet, 80 + 52 minutes, 2005/2007

2 DVD All Region, NTSC, French & English language, Sony / France Télévisions / rmn GTC259, France, May 20, 2009

Vies et Morts de Andy Warhol has about 1 minute of Velvet Underground recollections by Gerard Malanga, illustrated with excerpts of Jonas Mekas' Scenes from the Life of Andy Warhol (VU live at Delmonico's). Also included is 1½ minute of Andy Warhol's The Velvet Underground & Nico film.

Vies et Œuvres de Andy Warhol has about 2½ minutes about the EPI at the Dom with recollections by Gerard Malanga and Jonas Mekas, illustrated with photos by Nat Finkelstein and Billy Name.

"You heard about the legend, now here's the real story."


Diaries Notes & Sketches

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DIARIES, NOTES & SKETCHES
also known as WALDEN

Film by Jonas Mekas, 16 mm color, 176 minutes, 1969

Box set inc. 2 DVD + 1 book, All Region, NTSC 4:3, English language with optional French subtitles, Re:voir, France, 2009

Remastered on HDCAM-SR from a restored 16 mm print.

Includes shooting of the Velvet Underground live at the Psychiatrists' Convention at Delmonico's Hotel, January 14, 1966 and recording at The Open Stage NYC in April 1966.


Diaries Notes & Sketches

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THE SACRED TRIANGLE
BOWIE IGGY LOU 1971-1973

Sexy Intellectual SIDVD560, All Region, NTSC 4:3, English language, UK, 107 minutes, 2010

Going Underground chapter( 10:24) is fully dedicated to The Velvet Underground, with film excerpts and interviews with Billy Name, Dave Thompson and Victor Bockris.


VHS & LASERDISCS
Velvet Redux

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Advance promo

VELVET REDUX LIVE MCMXCIII

Film by Declan Lowney, color, 90 min, USA, 1993

  • VHS NTSC, USA, 1993
  • VHS PAL, Europe, 1993
  • VHS SECAM, Warner Music Vision 7599-38363-3 WE 559, France, 1993
  • Laserdisc NTSC, Warner Reprise Video 9 38363-6, USA, 1993
  • Laserdisc NTSC, Warner Music Vision WPLP-9109, Japan
  • VHS, Japan

The Velvet Underground live at L'Olympia Theater, Paris in June 1993.

1. Venus In Furs / 2. White Light/White Heat / 3. Beginning To See The Light / 4. Some Kinda Love / 5. Femme Fatale / 6. Hey Mr. Rain / 7. I'm Sticking With You / 8. I Heard Her Call My Name / 9. I'll Be Your Mirror / 10. Rock 'N' Roll / 11. Sweet Jane / 12. I'm Waiting For The Man / 13. Heroin / 14. Pale Blue Eyes / 15. Coyote.

Also exists as USA NTSC advance promo VHS.

Laserdisc tracklist:
A1 Venus In Furs
A2 White Light / White Heat
A3 Beginning To See The Light
A4 Some Kinda Love
A5 Femme Fatale
A6 Hey Mr. Rain
A7 I'm Sticking With You
B1 I Heard Her Call My Name
B2 I'll Be Your Mirror
B3 Rock 'N' Roll
B4 Sweet Jane
B5 I'm Waiting For The Man
B6 Heroin
B7 Pale Blue Eyes


VPLR-70490

VPVR-60777

CURIOUS - THE VELVET UNDERGROUND LIVE IN EUROPE

Documentary by Declan Lowney & David Hefferman, color, 52 min, Ireland, 1993

  • Laserdisc, VAP VPLR-70490, Japan
  • VHS, VAP VPVR-60777, December 1994, Japan

Japanese-only home release of the Curious documentary filmed during the 1993 reunion tour.


RVB 20069

THE VELVET UNDERGROUND & NICO
Film by Andy Warhol, 64 minutes, 16mm, black & white, USA, 1966


  • VHS (PAL), RaroVideo RVB 20069, Italy, December 2002

offers the complete (1st and 2nd reels) version of Andy Warhol's The Velvet Underground & Nico with the band jamming at The Factory.

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