frank zappa
documentaries

 

classic albums: apostrophe (') / over-nite sensation
    (2007, usa, dvd, eagle rock entertainment)

  • let the sun shine in - hair
        (2007, dvd, france, ina)
    • This DVD got released by L'Institut National de l'Audiovisue (INA), to celebrate the 40th birthday of the "Summer of Love". It totals 196 minutes and includes a documentary by Pola Rapapaport, a movie by Philippe Garrell, and another 90 minutes of archives, including the 10-minute performance of Frank Zappa and The Mothers of Invention at "Forum Musique", originally broadcast on French national television on 1968/10/23.
      The Mothers' performance includes
      • 'A Pound For A Brown (On The Bus)'
      • 'Sleeping In A Jar'
      • 'Octandre'    (E.Varèse)

 

-- info from cosmikd at the zappateers site

  • all my loving
        (2007, dvd, uk, voiceprint)
    • Released by Voiceprint in September 2007, this DVD shows the documentary that Tony Palmer made for BBC Television in 1968.
      It features various snippets of a Frank Zappa interview, including Zappa's story of the Marines ripping up a doll on stage.

le dispositif
    (2013, 4 dvd-box + book, france, sycomore films)

Episode 46 of Le Dispositif is a trailer from "Ritual of Pope Decapitation", a documentary about the L.A. freaks in the early sixties.
The trailer features Vito Paulekas, Carl Franzoni, Frank Zappa, Gail Zappa, ...

documentary: stupor mundi
    (2016, 2dvd, france, sycomore films / les éditions de l'octet)

A film by Thomas Bertay and Pacôme Thiellement.
Featuring Frank Zappa, Gail Zappa, Trey Spruance, Carl Franzoni.
Includes footage with Vito Paulekas.

First part (DVD 1) released in 2016.

documentary: when zappa came to sicily
    (2017, blu-ray, ??, mvd visual)

A documentary by Salvo Cuccia.
Featuring Massimo Bassoli, Frank Zappa, Dweezil and Moon Zappa and Gail Zappa.

   

 

   

 

 

 

  from straight to bizarre
    (2012, dvd, uk, chrome dreams)

  various artists: shark gathering in post industrial bad doberan 2012
    (2013, 3dvdr, ger, private release / rr productions) - feat. frank zappa, l.shankar, the ensemble modern & incl. various bands playing zappa compositions
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frank zappa - music in review

    (2007, dvd + book, ??, ??)

 

  • book: 75 pages with an illustrated biography

  • dvd

    • "colour me pop" bbc tv 1968 ("king kong")

    • "news center 4" knbc 1980 (interview)

    • "saturday night live" 1976 nbc tv ("i'm the slime", "peaches en regalia" (full))

    • "saturday night live" 1978 nbc tv ("dancin' fool", "st. alfonzo's pancake breakfast")

    • "stockholm in bondage" 1973 sweden swedish tv

    • "the late show" 1993 bbc2 (interview)

    • "sunday at le lycée français de" 1980 knbc la (interview)

  • critical review about albums 1966-1974

    • chris welch - music journalist

    • gem howard-kemp - ex frank zappa eployee

    • ben watson - author, journalist

    • ian fortnam - music journalist

  • photo gallery

 

frank zappa - live transmissions

    (2008, dvd, uk, ??)

 

  • Presenting parts of Zappa's Saturday Night Live appearances.  

 

frank zappa - transmissions

    (2008, cd + book, uk, ??)

  • book

  • enhanced cd, including video

    • i'm the slime

    • purple lagoon

    • peaches en ragalia

    • dancin' fool

    • meek shall inherit nothing

    • st alphonso's pancake breakfast /  rollo

frank zappa - the broadcast archives

    (2008, dvd, uk, ??)

frank zappa collectors box set

    (2008, 2dvd, ??, edgehill)

frank zappa and the mothers of invention: in the 1960s

    (2008, dvd, uk, chrome dreams)

 

frank zappa: the freak-out list
    (2010, dvd, uk, chrome dreams)

including contributions by Greg Russo, Ben Watson, Don Preston & Ian Underwood

frank zappa: classic broadcasts
    (2010, dvd, uk, komet media)
 
frank zappa: zappa on zappa - the lost broadcasts
    (2012, dvd, uk, gonzo) = the unedited 1970/06/19 interview

frank zappa 1969 - 1973 - freak jazz, movie madness and other mothers
    (2013, dvd, uk, chrome dreams / sexy intellectual sidvd580)

various artists: we are the other people
    (2014, dvdr, ger, arf society) - zappanale 25 exhibition movie / zappa compositions performed by various artists