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Axiom Films have announced the UK Region 2 DVD release of the following titles on 26th January 2009...

Youssou D'Nour - Return to Gorée - £19.99 RRP - Starting out from the Gorée trading post, where African slaves were processed on to ships bound for the Americas, internationally acclaimed Senegalese Mbalax singer Youssou N’Dour traces the journey they made and their influence on the cultures they became part of. Pierre-Yves Borgeaud’s film accompanies N’Dour as he travels from Dakar to Atlanta, New Orleans, New York City and finally Luxembourg, revealing in the history of jazz the rich legacy of his ancestors.

A two-disc set, features include:

  • Anamorphic Widescreen
  • Dolby Stereo and Optional 5.1
  • English and French with optional English subtitles
  • Concert performed on the island of Goree
  • Interviews with Pierre-Yves Borgeaud, Youssou N’Dour, Moncef Genoud, Amiri Baraka and many more
  • Trailer
  • Music video “Door of No Return” by Steel Pulse
  • Exclusive limited edition collector’s booklet

Buena Vista Social Club - £15.99 RRP - Cuba’s rich and colourful past comes to life in this Oscar-nominated documentary from director Wim Wenders.

Features include:
  • 1.78:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
  • Dolby Stereo and Optional 5.1
  • English and Spanish with optional English and English HOH subtitles
  • Commentary with director Wim Wenders
  • Interview with Juan de Marcos Gonzales
  • Deleted scenes
  • Exclusive limited edition collector’s booklet
  • Reversible sleeve – with “Wenders Classics” underside for collectors

A week later on 2nd February 2009 they will release Trip to Asia: The Quest for Harmony, a film documenting The Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra’s tour of Asia, including their first performance in China since 1979. Priced at £19.99 RRP, features on this UK R2 DVD release include:
  • 1.78:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
  • Dolby Stereo and Optional 5.1
  • English and German with English subtitles
  • Director’s commentary
  • Interview with Thomas Grube
  • Concert Performance: Thomas Adès‘ “Asyla“
  • Stills Gallery
  • Trailer

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