5 Disc set: Music Documentaries (Beatles Stories, Can't Stand Losing You, Teen A Go Go, Sam Smith, Life After Django Reinhardt)

5 Disc set: Music Documentaries (Beatles Stories, Can't Stand Losing You, Teen A Go Go, Sam Smith, Life After Django Reinhardt)
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This exclusive 5 DVD set from Cinema Libre Studio features the stories behind the music industry

Includes these feature length documentaries: Beatles Stories, Can't Stand Losing You (Surviving The Police), Teen A Go Go, Sam Smith: Dreams Come True, Life After Django Reinhardt

Songwriter Seth Swirsky grew up in the 1960s idolizing the Beatles –their songs, their sound and their style. In 2004, he set out, video camera in hand, to talk to people who had crossed paths with his heroes. From Sir Ben Kingsley to Sir George Martin, and Beach Boy Brian Wilson to astronomer Brian Skiff, Swirsky filmed hundreds of personal recollections from people who knew them well to those who just had an unforgettable encounter.

Others who shared their recollections of the Fabs include: actors Henry Winkler (aka “The Fonz”) and Jon Voight; former Beatles recording engineers Norman “Hurricane” Smith, Ken Scott, and John Kurlander; musicians Smokey Robinson, Jackie DeShannon, Graham Nash, Davy Jones, Susanna Hoffs and Art Garfunkel, among dozens of others.

Swirsky found stories in unexpected places getting Beatles intimates to open up–neighbors, tour mates, business associates, even former girlfriends–all telling stories you’ve never heard before! Longtime Beatles friend and personal assistant Tony Bramwell calls Beatles Stories, “A Magical Mystery Tour de Force!”

BONUS FEATURES: Bonus Stories, Extended Interview w/ Norman "Hurricane" Smith, Filmmaker Commentary, Trailers

USA 2012 | 85 min. | Color
DVD NTSC | English

Based on the acclaimed memoir by renowned guitarist Andy Summers, Can’t Stand Losing You follows Summers' journey from his early days in psychedelic 60s music scene, when he played with The Animals, to chance encounters with drummer Stewart Copeland and bassist Sting, which led to the formation of a punk trio, The Police. During the band’s phenomenal rise and its dissolution at the height of their popularity in the early 80s, Summers captured history with his candid photographs. Utilizing rare archival footage and insights from the guitarist’s side of the stage, Can't Stand Losing You brings together past and present as the band members reunite, thirty years later, for a massive world tour.

Andy Summers on Egos & Brotherhood
Andy Summers on Reuniting The Police
Audio Commentary with Andy Summers & producer Norman Golightly
Photo Gallery
Closed Captions & 5.1 Audio
Interactive Menus

On the evening of February 9, 1964, Ed Sullivan introduced The Beatles to America. The next morning 10 million teens had something new to do. With their jaws still on the floor and inspiration stirring within, thousands of youngsters knew their destiny lay in rock and roll. The influence these teens had on rock and roll was unprecedented and their musicianship was impressive. Banging away in their parents garages, teen bands created timeless music. Many 'one take' recordings of garage rock made from 1964 through 1968 have become highly collectible and continue to influence contemporary bands and receive radio play to this day. Teen A Go Go is a rock and roll stomp from beginning to end, providing an entertaining, nostalgic ride into the vibrant teen scenes of the mid 1960's. Featuring original recordings, never before sen super 8 movies, rare archival footage, photographs and interviews with musicians, fans and industry experts. Teen A Go Go captures this historic burst of creativity that swept the nation and changed rock and roll forever.

USA 2012 | 92 min. | Color
DVD NTSC | English

SAN SMITH: DREAM COME TRUE Follow singer-songwriter Sam Smith’s journey, from his humble beginnings as a jazz artist, to taking the music world by storm at the 2015 Grammy Awards. Find out the secrets to the singer’s success and feel the power of his searing voice in this biography, which features exclusive interviews and beloved performances, such as “Time Won’t Wait”, “Momentarily Mine”, “A Little Melancholy”, “All This Madness” and “Out of Our Heads”.

Director: Sonia Anderson TRT: 75 min

LIFE AFTER DJANGO REINHARDT Django Reinhardt, the Roma genius, born to Gypsy parents in 1910, is considered by many to be the single most important guitarist in the entire history of jazz. To honor the 100th anniversary of Django's birth, one hundred of his disciples, including his grandson David Reinhardt, have gathered together for the "Django 100" Centennial Tour -- traveling the world to pay homage to this exceptional type-setter who marked the 20th century.

USA 2011 | 54 min. | Color
DVD NTSC | French with Subtitles