T.A.M.I. Show/The Big T.N.T. Show [Blu-ray]

Two classic concert film from the '60s on one Blu-ray. The T.A.M.I. Show (1964) features performances by The Barbarians, The Beach Boys, Chuck Berry, James Brown, Lesley Gore, The Rolling Stones and more. The Big T.N.T Show (1966) includes performances by Ray Charles, Petula Clark, Joan Baez, The Byrds, Donovan and Ike and Tina Turner.
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Overview

Special Features

  • Bonus Features for The Big T.N.T. Show
  • Bonus features for The T.A.M.I. Show
  • By John Landis
  • Commentary by Director Steve Binder
  • Includes Commemorative 36-Page Booklet
  • New interviews with Petula Clark, Henry Diltz and John Sebastian
  • Original The T.A.M.I. Show Radio Spots
  • Original Trailer with Commentary

Synopsis

The Big T.N.T. Show
Future Goodbye Columbus director Larry Peerce was still only a few years out of the University of North Carolina when he directed The Big T.N.T. Show. This sequel to 1964's The T.A.M.I. Show is, like its predecessor, little more than a concert film, but a well photographed one (originally on videotape, it was transferred to 35-millimeter film). A wide variety of pop artists show up to do their thing, including Roger Miller, Joan Baez, Ike and Tina Turner, Ray Charles, Bo Diddley, the Ronettes and The Lovin' Spoonful. And here's a real 1960s hot flash: Man From UNCLE star David McCallum shows up to warble a ballad and accompany himself on the guitar. Some of the most entertaining moments are unintentional: the slightly inaccurate lip-synching, the unplugged electric guitars, etc. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

The T.A.M.I. Show
In 1964, producer and entrepreneur Bill Sargent and television director Steve Binder staged the Teen-Age Music International Show, a concert event which would showcase some of the biggest rock and pop acts of the day; Binder and his camera crew captured the proceedings on video tape (using a then-innovative high definition process called Electronovision), and the results were transferred to film and released to theaters as The T.A.M.I. Show. While The Beatles were occupied with making their own movie, the roster of performers otherwise reads like a "who's who" of early-60's rock -- original guitar hero Chuck Berry, three of Motown's biggest stars (Marvin Gaye, Smokey Robinson and the Miracles and The Supremes), two leading British Invasion acts (Gerry and the Pacemakers and Billy J. Kramer and the Dakotas), garage rock legends The Barbarians, teen angst goddess Leslie Gore, and surf music pioneers The Beach Boys and Jan & Dean (the latter of whom also served as hosts). Closing the show is a veritable "Battle of the Bands" between two of the most exciting stage acts in rock history, James Brown and his Famous Flames (Brown's dancing still inspires awe decades later) and The Rolling Stones (who look young and green, but are already blessed with a near-deadly charisma). Regarded by many aficionados as one of the very best rock and roll movies ever made, The T.A.M.I. Show was more talked about than seen within a few years of its original release; legal action by The Beach Boys caused their appearance to be cut from most archival prints, and music rights issues prevented the film from being released on home video until a fully restored DVD edition (including the Beach Boys performance) finally arrived in 2010. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

Cast & Crew

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    Roger Miller
  • Joan Baez
    Joan Baez
  • Tina Turner
    Tina Turner
  • Ray Charles
    Ray Charles
  • David McCallum
    David McCallum
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