Bowie - Best of Bowie (2002) DVD
|This collection features a
lot of material. Some of it is outstanding, especially the early performances.
Stardust and the Spiders from Mars (1983) DVD
|Rock legend David Bowie is
the bizarre, ineffable Ziggy Stardust. Now, in this timeless concert filmed
in 1973, you'll see the inimitable David Bowie perform some of his most
unforgettable songs. Rock and roll has never been more imaginative, or
sounded so good. Songs: Hang on to Yourself, Ziggy Stardust, Watch That
Man, Wild Eyed Boy from Freecloud, All the Young Dudes, Oh You Pretty Things,
Moonage Daydream, Changes, Space Oddity, My Death, Cracked Actor, Time,
Width of a Circle, Let's Spend the Night Together, Suffragette City, White
Light/White Heat, Rock and Roll Suicide.
An excellent fantasy film for all
ages. David Bowie plays the Goblin King. He portrays his part as cruel,
but on very charming way so you cannot resist liking him. The fantastic
costumes and wild colours wrap this film up into a delightful parcel -
a definate must for any fantasy lovers!
Man Who Fell to Earth (Special Edition) (1976) DVD
David Bowie plays the alien of
the title, who arrives on Earth with hopes of finding a way to save his
own planet from turning into an arid wasteland. He funds this effort by
capitalizing on several highly lucrative inventions, and in so doing becomes
the powerful leader of an international corporate conglomerate But his
success has negative consequences as well --his contact with Earth
has a disintegrating effect that sends him into a tailspin of disorientation
and metaphysical despair. The sexual attention of a cheerful young woman
(Candy Clark) doesn't do much to change his outlook, and his introduction
to liquor proves even more devastating, until, finally, it looks as though
his visit to Earth may be a permanent one.
Christmas, Mr. Lawrence (1983)VHS
Directed by Nagisa Oshima (In the
Realm of theSenses) stars David Bowie as a silent, ethereal POW in a Japanese
camp. Protesting--via his own enigmatic rebellion--the camp's brutal conditions
and treatment of prisoners Bowie's character earns the respect of
the camp commandant (Ryuichi Sakamoto). While the two seem locked in an
unspoken, spiritual understanding, another prisoner (Tom Conti) engages
in a more conventional resistance against a monstrous sergeant (Takeshi).
The film has a way of evoking as many questions as certainties, and it
is not always easy to understand the internal logic of the characters'
actions. --Tom Keogh