The Rolling Stones will release Four Flicks — a four-DVD
set-on November 11th. The package features three discs of footage
from shows at Madison Square Garden in New York, Twickenham Stadium
in London and the Olympia Theater in Paris during the Rolling
Stones’ recent Licks Tour.
The fourth disc is composed of a pair of behind-the-scenes
documentaries from the tour, titled Licks Around the World
and Tip of the Tongue. The former keys in on the
preparation for the tour and the latter chronicles gigs in the
U.S., Japan, India, Europe and the U.K.
Highlights of the package include the band’s first live versions
of tracks such as “Monkey Man” and “Rocks Off,” as well as DVD
bonus features like “Band Commentary” (that allows fans to cut to
footage of the group discussing the writing and recording of the
song in progress) and “Select-A-Stone” that lets viewers single out
camera shots of individual Stones.
Marty Callner directed the concert filming at the New York,
Paris and London shows, and let the physical shape of the venues
dictate the way each show was shot. “With the Madison Square Garden
Show we tried to give the viewer a front-row seat,” he says. “The
Paris show was punk and rough, sort of garage-y, so there was an
aggressive camera style with cameras flying around, tilting,
zooming. The Twickenham show was bigger than life and that’s the
Stones — that’s what people expect from them.”
The DVD set will be sold exclusively at Best Buy for four months
after its release.
In other Rolling Stones DVD news, legendary director Jean Luc
Godard’s 1968 film Sympathy for the Devil will be released
on October 21st. The film, originally titled 1 Plus 1 uses
the Stones’ attempts at capturing the perfect take of the title
song as a starting point to tackle hot-button social issues of the