October 12, 2010
| by Arlen Schweiger
The Rolling Stones rock the house, at arguably the height of their creative career ... now on Blu-ray. Need we say more?
Actually, guess we should. Eagle Rock has given us this high-def treat of Ladies and Gentlemen ... the Rolling Stones, which mainly consists of a 1972 concert in Texas on the Exile on Main Street tour.
This year’s been a big year for Exile—this Blu-ray comes on the heels of re-issues of the original masterpiece album, often considered the Stones’ best despite its lack of top 40 hits, released as deluxe CD and vinyl packages. Jimmy Fallon even dedicated a week to Exile earlier this year, bringing on a different band each night to cover one of the songs.
The Texas concert on the Blu-ray—remastered from the original film print—will shine a light in your home theater by rocking not only Exile songs, but major hits from previous albums, as this capped an incredible run for the Stones that included Exile, Beggar’s Banquet, Let It Bleed and Sticky Fingers.
Also, you get some bonus footage, including a couple of interviews with Mick Jagger.
This week’s Blu-ray releases aren’t filled with great stuff, as the roll we’ve been on lately, but there are some overlooked gems. Chief among them is Three Kings, one of the first big hits for George Clooney on the big screen. It’s not your average war movie, both in the way it’s filmed and its content, and is definitely worth a look.
Here’s the complete schedule for this week, courtesy of Blu-ray.com:
Arn: The Knight Templar
Assassin in Love
The BBC High Definition Natural History Collection 2 (Life / Nature’s Most Amazing Events / South Pacific / Yellowstone
Christmas Classics Gift Set (Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer / Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town / Frosty the Snowman / Frosty Returns)
The Christmas Hope
The Darjeeling Limited
Deep Blue Sea
Dio: Holy Diver Live
Dollhouse: Season 2
Echoes of Creation
Gamera: Guardian of the Universe / Gamera: Attack of the Legion
Gustav Holst: Planets
The Hangover (Extreme Hangover edition)
HD Moods Aquarium 2.0
HD Moods Deluxe
I Am Love
Kevin Hart: I’m a Grown Man
Ladies and Gentlemen ... The Rolling Stones
Leaves of Grass
Living Landscapes: American Landscapes
Living Landscapes: World’s Most Beautiful Places
Living Landscapes: Zen Garden
Lost Boys: The Thirst
Over America Deluxe
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
Sengoku Basara: Samurai Kings, The Complete Series
Sex and Lucia
Warren Miller’s Dynasty
Wolverine and The X-Men: The Complete Series
WWII in Hi Def
Arlen writes about home technology installations and product news and reviews for electronichouse.com
and Electronic House magazine.