michael gallucci


In Uncategorized on 08/12/2009 at 1:30 am


This Is Spinal Tap


The greatest mockumentary ever made finally comes to Blu-ray in a stellar package that includes most of the old DVD’s extras (like deleted scenes, commentary and music videos). There’s also some new stuff, including a live version of “Stonehenge” from last year and an interview with Nigel from a National Geographic special. Turn it to 11.


Filthy Rich, Dark Entries


These two graphic novels in the new Vertigo Crime series pile on the dark and gritty. Filthy Rich (by writer Brian Azzarello and artist Victor Santos) is about an ex-football player and his gal; Dark Entries (by Ian Rankin and Werther Dell’Edera) centers on a haunted reality TV show. Both are loaded with plenty of sex, booze and blood.


Factory Records: Communications 1978-92


This 63-song compilation (available on iTunes and other download services) includes just about every noteworthy song released by the venerable indie label that was brought to life in 24 Hour Party People. In addition to classics by Joy Division and New Order, OMD, Happy Mondays and Cabaret Voltaire show up in remixed and remastered glory.


Precious Metal

(Da Capo)

Subtitled Decibel Presents the Stories Behind 25 Extreme Metal Masterpieces, this in-depth look at some of the most brutal records ever made expands on interviews originally published in the music mag. Bands like Cannibal Corpse, Napalm Death and Diamond Head are all here. So is Dio-era Black Sabbath. Devil horns!


Elvis Presley: From Elvis in Memphis: Legacy Edition


Just in time for the 32nd anniversary of the King’s death, this two-disc reissue of his last great album piles on the bonus tracks. Originally released in 1969, Memphis is Elvis’ triumphant comeback after years of Hollywood hell. Extras include outtakes and non-LP singles, like “Suspicious Minds,” one of Elvis’ all-time best. –Michael Gallucci


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