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Motown: The DVD

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Product Description

A collection of 18 classic television performances by some of Motown's best-known artists from the late 1960s and early 1970s. The release includes Motown's first-ever number one hit, 'Please Mr Postman' by the Marvelettes.

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1. The Marvelettes - Please Mr. Postman (Teen Town) 2. The Contours - Do You Love Me (Hy Lit Show) 3. Marvin Gaye - Hitch Hike (Hollywood A-Go-Go) 4. Brenda Holloway - Every Little Bit Hurts (Shivaree) 5. Martha & The Vandellas - Dancing In The Street (The Ed Sullivan Show) 6. The Temptations - My Girl (Teen Town) 7. Martha & The Vandellas - Nowhere To Run (Murray The K) 8. Four Tops - I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch) (Tienerklanken) 9. The Supremes - Back In My Arms Again (Mike Douglas Show) 10. Kim Weston - Take Me In Your Arms (Rock Me A Little While) (Swingin' Time) 11. Marvin Gaye - Ain't That Peculiar (Live from the Bitter End) 12. Stevie Wonder - Uptight (Everything's Alright) (Swingin' Time) 13. The Marvelettes - Don't Mess With Bill (Hullabaloo) 14. Jimmy Ruffin - What Becomes Of The Brokenhearted (Beat Club) 15. Gladys Knight & The Pips - I Heard It Through The Grapevine (Save The Children Concert) 16. David Ruffin - My Whole World Ended (The Moment You Left Me) (Up Beat) 17. Edwin Starr - War (Up Beat) 18. Smokey Robinson & The Miracles - The Tears Of A Clown (Andy Williams Show)

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Product Details

  • Actors: Motown
  • Directors: Various Artists
  • Format: Multiple Formats, AC-3, Color, Dolby, DTS Surround Sound, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Motown Video
  • DVD Release Date: November 3, 2009
  • Run Time: 90 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (104 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B002QVTBEM
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #10,682 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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This DVD was something I looked forward to, but unfortunately, fell short of my expectations. First, off.... the first video of "Please Mr. Postman" by the Marvelettes carries HORRIFIC film faults running down BOTH SIDES of the picture throughout the entire performance. The sad part is that Universal released this sad quality version on DVD when the same footage on YOUTUBE doesn't carry that fault (Only has minor fault on one side, intermittently)a rank amateur obviously did the transfers for this DVD, as color balance if off many times, and some clips have been artificially sharpened, and the result is VERY grainy footage. Universal was also very cheap in that they did no digital correction of any film or video tape faults. The clip of "Tears Of A Clown" looks great, until the color flickers in a couple of places, something that could have easliy been corrected with today's technology.
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By Charlie on November 28, 2009
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With the thousands of hours of video that must be available of these fabulous Motown stars, I can't believe this is the best they can come up with. The film is often very grainy and in poor condition. The Temptations are seen doing My Girl with such poor footage that their heads are cut off at the top for much of the song. There is more bad than good. And forget about the "Bonus" features. There are way better Motown videos available.
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Wow...Motown at it's BEST..The variety presented here is fabulous..all of the early greats PLUS some very rare performances by some of the rarely seen performers like Mary Wells and Brenda Hollaway....A few of the clips are a bit ragged but hey, the stuff is almost 50 years old in some cases...This is nit picking though..the fact that Universal is still producing these freat DVDs is the key and we should all support their efforts with great reviews!!!
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track listings: 18 full-length performances
don't mess with bill, & please mr. postman (The Marvelettes), dancing in the street, & nowhere to run (Martha & The Vandellas), do you love me (The Contours), ain't that peculiar, & hitch hike (Marvin Gaye), every little bit hurts (Brenda Holloway), my girl (The Temptations), i can't help myself/sugar pie, honey bunch (Four Tops), back in my arms again (The Supremes), take me in your arms/rock me a little while (Kim Weston), uptight/everything's alright (stevie Wonder), war (Edwin Starr), what becomes of the brokenhearted (Jimmy Ruffin), my whole world ended/the moment you left me (David Ruffin), i heard it thru the grapevine (Gladys Knight & The Pips), & the tears of a clown (Smokey Robinson & The Miracles).
I rated this music DVD a 5 (EXCELLENT).
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By Be Ann on February 7, 2010
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What can I say, I loved it, especially knowing that the great voices of Mary Wells, Eddie Kendrick and David Ruffin are no longer with us. This is must if you fans of MOtown and wnat to catch one of the lat real performance of Mary Wells. This is a collectable DVD.
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A collection of clips from old programs and possibly some amateur footage. Sound and picture quality leave a lot to be desired but the material is after all approaching fifty years old so high production values would be an unreasonable expectation. Interesting to see how they did it then.Motown: The DVD
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If you've bought the other DVDs in the series (Supremes/Temptations/Miracles/Four Tops/Marvin Gaye),you know what to expect here....Some great footage of some of the 'lesser' Motown acts-Marvelettes,David Ruffen,Jimmy Ruffen,Edwin Starr,Brenda Holliway,plus a few Supremes,Temptations,Miracles & Four Tops clips not used on their respective DVDs.And a clip of Stevie Wonder--where's HIS DVD?????----Overall very well done,and as with the other Motown DVDs,there's a number of audio options. The only possible negative comment I can say is the qualitly of some of the clips are noy quite top-notch,but at the same time,as a hard-core collector of vintage music,I know for a fact,that the original masters for some of these clips no longer exsist,and the producers had to work with the best available sources....As for the 'bonus' footage...one of the extras is a homemovie of a Motown picnic.Intresting footage it is,but the narrator(former Motown exec,-the footage is silent)-A)Id's the footage as being from "1970",when it's obviously from 1973/74 B)Mis-identifies a few artists C)Refers to BERRY Gordy,Jr.-repeatly-as BARRY Gordy.
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Insulting, both to the artists that appear on the DVD, and to anyone who buys it. For the simple reason that whoever made this piece of s##t dvd didn't respect the singers enough to leave in the original soundtrack, but felt they needed to impose a high-def recording of the original hit onto old, faded films of the artists, like they do on PBS tv shows now. I mean, can't they figure-out that anybody who is interested enough in the history of this music that they are willing to put up with old films is also willing to put up with bad sound, as long as it is the original live recording? If they had any respect for our intellegence they would, but they dont.
The thing that bothers me also is that in reading these reviews before I bought thie dvd, I read so many that complained about the poor picture. I didnt see ANY that complained about the fact that the dvd had stripped OUT the original soundtrack and inserted an awkward sounding modern recording over the old film, when combined givies the entire package a fake look and sound. I would like to flush the thing down the toilet, I swear I would, but it would be an insult to the other stuff I flush down it
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