frank zappa - videos & laserdiscs








frank zappa: "the honkers" box set
    (????, box, usa, honker home video)
The Dub Room Special

  • frank zappa: the torture never stops
        (2008, dvd, usa, hhd 1221)

[1]  1981/10/31 - early show - concert 'palladium', nyc, ny, usa
[2]  1981/10/31 - late show - concert 'palladium', nyc, ny, usa

Frank Zappa * Ray White * Steve Vai * Scott Thunes * Tommy Mars * Bobby Martin * Ed Mann * Chad Wackerman

Frank Zappa - 10/31/1981 - Early/Late Show

  1. Black Napkins  [2]
  2. Montana  [2]
  3. Easy Meat  [2]
  4. Beauty Knows No Pain  [2]
  5. I'm A Beautiful Guy  [2]
  6. Charlie's Enormous Mouth  [2]
  7. Fine Girl  [2]
  8. Teenage Wind  [2]
  9. Harder Than Your Husband  [2]
  10. Bamboozled By Love  [2]
  11. We're Turning Again  [1]
  12. Alien Orifice  [1]
  13. Flakes  [1]
  14. Broken Hearts Are For Assholes  [1]
  15. You Are What You Is  [1]
  16. Mudd Club  [1]
  17. The Meek Shall Inherit Nothing  [1]
  18. Dumb All Over  [1]
  19. Heavenly Bank Account  [1]
  20. Suicide Chump  [1]
  21. Jumbo Go Away  [1]
  22. Stevie's Spanking  [2]
  23. The Torture Never Stops  [2]
  24. Strictly Genteel  [2]
  25.  The Illinois Enema Bandit  [2]


  • frank zappa: a token of his extreme
        (2013, dvd, usa, eagle entertainmen)

Recorded on August 27, 1974 at KCET in Hollywood

Frank Zappa guitar, percussion, vocals
George Duke keyboards, finger cymbals, tambourine, vocals
Napoleon Murphy Brock sax, vocals
Ruth Underwood percussion
Tom Fowler bass
Chester Thompson drums. 

edited & produced by FZ

Stereo Mixes Produced by Frank Zappa with Kerry McNabb at Paramount Studios, 1974.
Mastered by Bob Ludwig, Gateway Mastering, 2009

  1. The Dog Breath Variations/ Uncle Meat
  2. Montana
  3. Earl Of Duke (George Duke)
  4. Florentine Pogen
  5. Stink-Foot
  6. Pygmy Twylyte
  7. Room Service
  8. Inca Roads
  9. Oh No
  10. Son Of Orange County
  11. More Trouble Every Day
  12. A Token Of My Extreme

  • frank zappa: the torture never stops / the dub room special / baby snakes
        (2013, 3dvd, usa, eagle entertainment)
    • the torture never stops
    • the dub room special
    • baby snakes

frank zappa: cheepnis
    (2013, download, usa, itunes)

a ten-minute movie showing the mothers in the studio recording with the ikettes !!
(Debbie Wilson and Linda Sims)

frank zappa and the mothers : the lost broadcast : the beat club '68 (full show)
    (2015, dvd, uk, ??)
frank zappa & the mothers: roxy the movie
    (2015, dvd, eur, eagle vision)

frank zappa & the mothers: roxy the movie
    (2015, blu-ray, eur, eagle vision)

frank zappa & the mothers: roxy the movie
    (2015, blu-ray + cd + cassette, japan, yamaha music media) - 12" box, also includes t-shirt
  • eat that question - frank zappa in his own words
        (2016, dvd, usa, sony pictures classics 048370)



  • zappa - official movie backer edition
        (2021, blu-ray, usa, trouper)
  • zappa
        (2021, dvd, usa, magnolia)





  tony palmer's film of frank zappa's 200 motels
    (2010, dvd, uk, tony palmer)




a semi-official release

"frank zappa & the original mothers of invention 1967 - 1969"

a film by ed seeman

The backside of the album explains it all:

"This 40 minute film is a small portion of the 14 hours of film footage I shot during the two years that I collaborated with Frank Zappa in the late 60's on a film we called "Uncle Meat".
I had hired Frank to score a 30 second TV commercial I was animating for "Luden's Cough Drops".
We then filmed for 6 months at the Garrick Theater in Greenwich Village where he had a steady gig.
This evolved into a relationship that took me on tour with the Mothers to London and Amsterdam.
Since Frank didn't see an immediate end to the filming, I sold him the footage and created this 40 minute psychedelic impressionistic version of my years with the original Mothers of Invention.

All the filming was shot without sound which I later scored with Zappa's Music."


Ed Seeman says:

"After 40 years of sitting with this film and wanting to share it with the world, and after consulting Jeff Rougvie at Rykodisc and sending him a copy and asking him to release it, I have gotten no where. I have sent copies to Ahmet Zappa, Matt Groenig, begged Gail by emailing to her site, spoken to Toby Byron at Pumpkin all to no avail.

This film was made by Frank and me and I have contractual rights for film festival use from Frank Himself."




compilations including frank zappa



and there's more, here's some DVDR's:

the mother of invention meets the velvet revolution

    (2005, 2dvdr-promo, czech republic, czech frank zappa fan club) - comes with a t-shirt



and some more: