The Legend of the Purple Hairpin

The Legend of the Purple Hairpin 1977

Based in Chinese opera, the film tells the story of a young scholar in the Tang Dynasty, Li Yi who travels to the capital Changan to take the national civil examination. During the Lantern Festival, he encounters Huo Xiaoyu in the night market and picks up the purple hairpin she leaves behind by chance. Using the hairpin as a token of love, Li proposes to her on that same night. However, “the course of true love never did run smooth.” With the assistance of a mysterious man in the yellow robe (Huangshanke), together they have to fight against the wicked plot of Official Lu.

The Sound of Progress

The Sound of Progress 1988

This documentary shows the mindset of the some of the most original and influential artists of the experimental scene (Coil, Current 93, Foetus, Test Dept.). An unprecedented insight into the workings, the methods and the ideas that made these names legendary. Filmed in Hamburg, Amsterdam and London, 1985-1987.

Dagerman: en garage musical

Dagerman: en garage musical 1992

The passengers are search their placements on the flight of life or death. Grotesque and wildly exaggerated flight attendants help out and give safety instructions. The publisher and his friend is already seated. A child rocks on a plastic stool. Suicide is painless. Perhaps even a relief. Fasten your seatbelts. Recording of the stage version.

Factory: Play At Home

Factory: Play At Home 1984

A short film made in 1984 by the band New Order which sees them interview the personnel behind their record label Factory, including Tony Wilson, Martin Hannett, Rob Gretton, Alan Erasmus, and Peter Saville amongst others. It also includes three live performances of New Order at the Haçienda.

Madonna: The Girlie Show Live in Japan 1993

Madonna: The Girlie Show Live in Japan 1993 1993

The Girlie Show World Tour (also referred to as simply The Girlie Show) was the fourth concert tour by American singer-songwriter Madonna, in support of her fifth studio album, Erotica. The tour visited the Americas, Europe, Asia, and Australia for the first time, selling 360 000 tickets in this leg only. Madonna's inspiration for the name of the tour was a painting called "Girlie Show" by Edward Hopper. The tour is estimated to have grossed over US$70 million. Two separate television specials were broadcast during the tour, one made during the Japanese leg of the tour and shown only on Japanese television; Madonna Live in Japan 1993 – The Girlie Show and an HBO special Madonna Live Down Under – The Girlie Show which was later released in 1994 by Warner Music Vision on home video.

Carter USM: What Do You Think of The Programme So Far

Carter USM: What Do You Think of The Programme So Far 1992

Jim Bob and Fruitbat reminisce about the early years at the 1992 Glastonbury Festival. Featured are music videos for the songs "Rubbish", "Bloodsport For All", "Sheriff Fatman", "Say It With Flowers", "The Only Living Boy In New Cross", "Do Re Me So Far So Good" and "While You Were Out"

Raid on the White Tiger Regiment

Raid on the White Tiger Regiment 1972

This classic revolutionary model opera is based on a true story during the relatively short-term military conflict in which South Korea's best elite troop the White Tiger Regiment, that was a mechanized force fully equipped by the United States and boasted of being invincible (in a typical South Korean manner of bragging and fabricating), was destroyed in a raid.

Public Enemy: Live from Metropolis Studios

Public Enemy: Live from Metropolis Studios

Documentary featuring a special performance by one of the most influential hip hop acts of all time at the world famous Metropolis Sound Studio in London. Twenty-five years after the release of Public Enemy's most successful album Fear of a Black Planet, the rap legends Chuck D, Flavor Flav, DJ Lord and The S1W perform all of their fan favorites, interspersed with frank interview footage.