footage of The Rolling
Stones both on stage and behind
the scenes comes to DVD with Martin
dazzling film Shine A Light,
featuring the bands
concert at The
Beacon Theater in New York City...
THE ROLLING STONES: the most iconic band in the world is a rock 'n'
roll legend with an enormous following and Oscar-winning Director Martin
Scorsese's unmissable film, Shine A Light, features Mick Jagger,
Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and Ronnie Wood doing what they have always done
The four band members sing and play with all the enthusiasm and enjoyment they
had in their youth for this ultimate Rolling Stones film that will arrive on
DVD on 3 November (2008) and they introduce three special guests: Jack White,
Buddy Guy and the stunning Christina Aguilera.
After months of planning, Martin Scorsese captured the magnificent performance
of The Rolling Stones at The Beacon Theater in New York City for Shine A
Light in the autumn of 2006. Scorsese (The Last Waltz) is no stranger
to rock concert films and shot the Stones over a two-day period the film
includes archive footage of interviews during which a youthful Mick predicts
he'll still be performing in his sixties!
Shine A Light brings remarkable performances from the youthful Jack White,
Christina Aguilera and Buddy Guy straight into your living room and interacting
brilliantly with the impossibly energetic Rolling Stones.
This DVD includes rarely-seen archival footage interspersed with the concert
and behind-the-scenes eavesdropping as the planning goes on to film to perfection,
informal chats between the band members as they work out their repertoire and
Bill Clinton opening for the Stones!
Mick, Keith, Charlie and Ronnie put themselves through an exhausting concert
with Mick leaping around the stage as if he'd not aged one day since the Sixties.
Among the early black-and-white images is Mick being asked in an interview if
he'd still be performing at sixty "Oh, easily, yeah" and Charlie
giving an interviewer a hard time.
Beautifully shot, there are some lovely views over the city at night with magical
lights and under Martin Scorsese's gifted direction, Shine A Light is
a 'shining' example of a Rolling Stones concert on film and it comes together
with apparent ease.
The Rolling Stones line-up is: Mick Jagger on Vocals, Guitar and Harmonica;
Keith Richards Guitar/Vocals; Charlie Watts on Drums; and Ronnie Wood on Guitar.
Dedicated to the memory of the co-founder of Atlantic Records, Ahmet Ertegün
(31 July 1923 to 14 December 2006), Shine A Light also features Darryl
Jones on Bass Guitar; Chuck Leavall on Keyboards; Bobby Keys on Saxophone; Bernard
Fowler on Vocals; Lisa Fischer on Vocals; Blondie Chaplin on Vocals; Tim Ries
on Saxophone and Keyboards; Kent Smith on Trumpet; and Michael Davis on Trombone.
Director of Photography is Robert Richardson ASC.
Shine A Light from Twentieth Century
Fox Home Entertainment is available to buy on DVD and Blu ray from 3 November
(2008). Certificate: 12A. All versions contain extras which will give fans unparalleled
access to the Stones, including four new songs exclusive to the DVD as well
as an illuminating 15-minute behind-the-scenes featurette that includes rehearsal
footage, candid moments with the band and rare archival footage.
Both the Blu-ray and Collectors Edition formats of Shine A Light also
include a second disc containing a digital copy of the film, enabling fans to
experience this incredible Stones performance portably wherever they choose.
Digital copy allows viewers to quickly and easily transfer a digital version
of their DVD purchase to their Mac/PC computer, iPod or iPhone and watch superb
quality digital video without the delays of downloading.
In addition to the above, the exclusive limited Shine A Light Collectors
Edition, also available from 3 November, will have its own unique numbered packaging,
plus it comes with a sixteen-page collectable booklet of the movie's production
Shine A Light | RRP: £19.99. Special features Four additional
songs not seen in the cinema: Undercover Of The Night | Little T & A | I'm
Free | Paint It Black. Multi-Angle: Jumpin' Jack Flash.
Collectors Edition (RRP: £24.99) Digital Copy | Production Notes Collectable
Booklet | 15-minute backstage Featurette | Multi-Angle: Jumpin' Jack Flash
only | Unique, highly-collectible packaging.
Blu-ray (RRP: 24.99) Special Features: Digital Copy. In addition to Multi-Angle
with Jumpin' Jack Flash are All Down The Line | Some Girls | Far Away
Featurette: Connection | Back Of My Hand | Shine A Light | Tumblin' Dice
| Wild Horses | Factory Girl | Only Found Out Yesterday (performed by Keith
Richards). Bonus Songs: Under Cover Of The Night | Paint It Black
| Little T & A; I'm Free.
I Can't Be Satisfied | Under My Thumb | She Was Hot | Under My Thumb | Paint
It Black | Nocturne Opus 32 No 1 | Drop Down Mama | Some Girls| You're A Fool
To Cry| Honky Tonk Women| She Saw Me Coming| Champagne And Reefer| Arietta|
Shine A Light | Jumpin' Jack Flash | Shattered | All Down The Line | Have You
Seen Your Mother, Baby | Loving Cup | As Tears Go By | I'm Free | I Can't Get
No Satisfaction | Just My Imagination Running Away With Me | Far Away Eyes |
Champagne And Reefer (with Buddy Guy) | Tumblin' Dice | You Got The Silver
| Connection | Sympathy For The Devil | Live With Me | Start Me Up | Brown Sugar
| I Can't Get No Satisfaction | Exodus | Wild Horses | Only Found Out Yesterday.