(1970). This film documents
Elvis’ Summer Festival in Las Vegas – his return to the stage after 14 years of making movies, with the bulk of the footage from the International Hotel in Las Vegas in August of 1970. Dir. Dennis Sanders. 108 mins.
(1979). For his forth
Christmas special the legendary Johnny Cash moves back to Nashville and assembles some friends for some music and fun. Johnny Cash storytelling with his father and brother at their birthplace in Arkansas and songs by Johnny Cash, June Carter Cash, Anne Murray, Tom T. Hall and some sketch comedy by Andy Kaufman. (80 mins) Dir. Walter C. Miller.
(1963) (74Ms) Directed by David Bradley. Starring: Walter Stocker, Audrey Caire, Carlos Rivas, John Holland, Bill
Freed A.K.A. ‘They Saved Hitler’s Brain’ – A group of fanatics kidnaps famous American neurobiologist John Coleman and take him to the Caribbean island of Mandoras. Their goal, to get the scientist to reveal the secret of his newly developed, and deadly, nerve gas known as G-Gas. It is up to C.I.D. agent Phil Day to rescue Coleman and stop these deadly fanatics from realizing their goal – the resurrection of the Third Reich and Hitler himself!
(1978). For his third
Christmas special the legendary Johnny Cash assembles some friends in Los Angeles and Hollywood. Johnny Cash storytelling at its best and songs by Johnny Cash, June Carter Cash, Kris Kristofferson, Rita Coolidge and some comedy
thrown in by Steve Martin. (80 mins) Dir. Walter C. Miller.
(1976). For his first
ever Christmas special the legendary Johnny Cash assembles some friends at his house near Nashville and at the family farm in Bon Aqua Tennessee. Great Johnny Cash intros and songs by Johnny Cash, June Carter Cash & The Carter
Family, Roy Clark, Tony Orlando, Merle Travis, Barbera Mandrell and Billy Graham. (80 mins) Dir. Walter C. Miller.
concert film captures a fantastic show on August 7, 2004, recorded in Spain. The 11 song list touches on all phases of his lengthy career. (70 min.) (No Director credit)
(1990). Filmed on location, December 6, 1989 at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, this collaboration of Reed and Cale stirs up their past work from The Velvet Underground as they pay tribute to their old friend Andy Warhol. (55 min.) Dir. Ed Lachman
(1983). This is an intimate visual
record of Lou reed’s legendary, sold-out engagement at The Bottom Line in New York City. Dir. Clark Santee. (60 min.)
(2005) Notorious for their ferocious live performances spanning over two decades, the Dwarves have rocked and offended audiences the world over. This sinful 19-song performance DVD was filmed at the legendary Continental Club in NYC on October 18, 2004 and includes several extra music videos like “Over You”, “We Must Have Blood”, “Bleed On”, “Pimp”, and “Way Out” as well as alternate camera angles of the show. In this age of prepackaged punk and ready-made rebellion, the Dwarves remain fiercely independent and unrepentant to the end… (75 Mins)
((1977) That this DVD could have resurfaced all these years later and in reasonably good enough condition so as to be restored in all its beer-soaked, brazen glory is miraculous. We can thank Rod Swenson, the original director back then, and amongst those nostalgic contributors to this package placing a new perspective overall. Not only will Live at CBGB’s 1977 appeal to longtime Punk fans, this will unearth a whole new generation of followers that want to know “what the real deal was about.” Features 10 live songs and a post show interview. Dir. Ron Swenson. (45 Mins)
(1978). KISS battles a demented genius inventor at California’s Magic Mountain amusement park who is turning the visitors into robots – and KISS is next. Featuring some of KISS’s best tunes performed with stunning visual effects. Dir. Gordon Hessler. (96 Mins)
(1984) In June 1978, the Cramps, a pioneering New York-based rock band who blend the primitive twangy stomp of rockabilly with the attitude and willful perversity of punk, were touring the West Coast and discovered they’d been lined up with perhaps the most unusual gig of their career. The Cramps were booked to play a show at the Napa State Mental Hospital, a facility for the emotionally challenged, and found themselves facing an audience that was half smuggled-in punk fans and half in-patients whose reaction to the performance was often vocal and demonstrative. A cameraman from the punk-oriented video collective Target Video was on hand with a primitive black-and-white camera and the results became the infamous The Cramps: Live at the Napa State Mental Hospital. As the band faced a truly unusual audience, it roared through a handful of songs, including “Human Fly,” &”Love Me,” “Domino,” “The Way I Walk,” “What’s Behind the Mask,”and “T.V. Set.” Dir. Joe Rees. (60 Mins)
Oktoberfest & Pumpkin Beer Festival
On Thursday, September 26th, Delilah’s will be hosting a comprehensive tasting of Oktoberfest & Pumpkin beers. We will be tasting every possible version of these beers available in this market – plus a five year vertical of Ayinger Oktoberfest and a 3 year vertical of Southern Tier Pumpking! Some of the beers being tasted include, but are not limited to: Ayinger Oktoberfest, Paulaner Oktoberfest, Hacker-Pshorr Oktoberfest, Becks Oktoberfest, Goose Island Oktoberfest, Great Lakes Oktoberfest, Summit Oktoberfest + Buffalo Bills Pumpkin Ale, Southern Tier Pumpking, New Holland Ichabod Pumpkin Ale, Dogfishead Pumpkin Ale, Lakefront Pumpkin Lager & O’Fallen Pumpkin Ale. This is guaranteed to be ideal for both the new enthusiast as well as the long term aficionado – and talk about becoming an educated shopper. Again, this tasting will take place on Thursday, September 26th from 5pm – 9pm, at Delilah’s, 2771 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago (773) 472-2771. There is no cost to attend and the various beers will be available to purchase by the whole bottle/pint, or as a comprehensive sampling – information about the beers will be available. After 9pm, we will be releasing our Oktoberfest and Pumpkin Beer List which will feature most of these beers for as long as they are seasonally available. Feel free to call with any questions.
(2003) This film follows the beginnings of the Ramones in a shitty New York bar through their 22 years of incessantly touring – with a great personal look at each Ramone and the musicians who were around. Dir. Jim Fields & Michael Gramaglia. (110 mins)
(1981). See Iggy Pop electrify in this classic performance of thirteen cuts captured over thirty years ago, a great comparison to last summer’s Stooges reunion show. (52 mins)
(1993) January 20th, 1993. Fear rips through 18 of their most blistering cuts on a cold evening in New York City. (56mins)
(1970) (101Ms) Dir. Joseph Sargent. Starring: Eric Braeden, Susan Clark, Gordon Pinsent, William Schallert.
Before Skynet and the Matrix there was… Colossus! Colossus is a super computer built by Charles Forbin and designed to independently run the U.S. defense system. Soon after coming on-line, Colossus decides that the world would be better off if it ran things. Linking up with a Russian super computer, Colossus sets in motion events that spell the end of mankind’s freedom. Soon Forbin and his Soviet counterparts are in a race against time to disconnect Colossus, but it may already be too late…
(1987) Classic Rock & Roll story of the King in his breakout year, with super rare footage, as he goes – in one year, from country boy to international phenomenon. Dir. Alan & Susan Raymond. 61 mins.
(1972). Winner of the 1972 Golden Globe for Best Documentary. Elvis On Tour showcases The King in top form with all the magic that has become his legend. Dir. Pierre Adidge & Robert Abel. 93 mins.
(1954) (72Ms) Directed by W. Lee Wilder. Starring: Paul Langton, Leslie Denison, Teru Shimada.
A group of intrepid explorers head to the Himalayas to find new types of flora. Searching the frozen mountain range, a member the party is abducted by a Yeti. Soon the group tracks great beast to its cavern lair where they capture the Yeti, bringing it back to America. The Yeti breaks free, going on a deadly rampage. Can the Yeti be recaptured, or must it be destroyed?!?
(1970). This film documents Elvis’ Summer Festival in Las Vegas – his return to the stage after 14 years of making movies, with the bulk of the footage from the International Hotel in Las Vegas in August of 1970. Dir. Dennis Sanders. 108 mins.
(1984). On the road with a young Social Distortion along with Youth Brigade and a visit with Minor Threat – one of the best punk documentaries ever. Dir. Adam Small & Peter Stuart. (78 mins)
(1970) It was1969 live at Altamont – anything could happen and it did, infamous recording primarily of The Rolling Stones but also showcasing; Tina Turner, The Flying Burrito Brothers & Jefferson Airplane. Directed by David Maysles. (90 mins)
(2007). “We just want to make the walls cave in and the ceiling collapse,” AC/DC singer Bon Scott said, describing what he considered an average AC/DC gig. This presentation gives just that – 22 songs and 2 hours of rock from the early days of the band. (122 mins)
(1980) Thirteen cuts caught live in various venues during the band’s infamous 1979 tour showcasing their vast repertoire. Dir Ken O’Neil. (65 mins)
(2003). This rare live footage was shot at Thunders’ last ever recorded concert in Osaka, Japan and includes 22 of Johnny’s greatest songs. Starring: Johnny Thunders. (99mins)
(2004) In 2004, just three days before Johnny Ramone’s death, a group of musicians staged a benefit concert to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Ramones first show. That night and Johnny’s memorial service. Starring : Johnny Ramone, Tommy Ramone, Henry Rollins, The Dickies, X +++. (76 mins)
Chicago Motorcycle & Scooter Gathering Saturday, June 15th. 1pm until 5pm.
Delilah’s is pleased to be hosting our ninth annual Chicago Classic Motorcycle & Scooter Gathering. Over 500 bikes will line Lincoln Ave., creating the largest exhibition of its kind in the Mid-West. Motorcycles and Scooters of all makes and eras will be represented. Admission is free.
Motorcycle Film Festival All Day – Dragstrip Riot, Motorcycle Gang, The Wild One, Billy Jack, Evel Knevel & Quadrophenia.
Mod & Rocker DJ Scott Cizek – All Day.
(1986) (88Ms) Directed by Frank Harris. Starring: Gregg Henry, Jeff Conway, Simone Griffeth, Leslie Nielsen.
Rogue former Navy Seal, Lt. Matt Ryder (Henry), is called back into service. His mission : to take down a group of international terrorists who are intercepting the U.S. government’s nuclear warhead shipments. Can Ryder end this international menace before it is too late?!?
(2009) On April 4, 1968 Dr. Martin Luther King is assassinated – on April 5, 1968 James Brown is
scheduled to play in Boston. Though no one wanted to perform that night, the concert that they did play has become one that affected the political, social and cultural history of the country. Dir: David Leaf. Starring : James Brown. (175 mins)
(1986) Classic story of Punk Rock’s ultimate couple – Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll !!! Shown to coincide with our Sid Vicious Birthday Tribute. Starring: Gary Oldman & Chloe Webb. Director : Alex Cox (122mins)
Timmermans, Girardin, Belle Vue, Oud Beersel, Cantillon & Boon. We will have three vintages of Drie Fonteinen Gueuze from a cast of over a dozen different Gueuzes, some very rare straight Lambic, a few highly sought after Faros (young Lambic flavored with candy sugar and spices), and a complete selection of fruit based Lambics (Framboise, Kriek, Peche…) all flavors and all possible intensities — around sixty Lambics in multiple vintages will be on hand.
Various representative international sour beers (La Folie, Lolita, Panil Barrique, BFM, etc.) will also be available. This is guaranteed to be ideal for both the new Lambic enthusiast as well as the long term aficionado. Again, this tasting will take place on Sunday, May 26th from 12pm – 5pm, at Delilah’s, 2771 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago (773) 472-2771. The cost is $20 for twenty
sample tickets and informational materials. Feel free to call with any questions.
(2000). Machine-gun toting, hot rod driving starlets, traveling in gangs based on hair color, hunt for old stag films and battle Neanderthals in post apocalyptic Memphis. This was Produced and Shot by Delilah’s owner Mike Miller and Directed by Memphis film maker John Michael McCarthy. Starring: Gina Velor and Corrine Elkins. (70 mins)
(1979). Classic teen movie concerning Rock & Roll against the establishment, with a bit of humor – featuring The Ramones. Starring: PJ Soles & The Ramones. Dir. Allan Arkush. (93mins)
(1979). When it comes to funk, James Brown wrote the book, the “Godfather of Soul” shows us here why he was always “the hardest working man in show business.” This live performance was recorded in Monterey, California in 1979. (60 minutes.)
(1980). Documentary chronicalling the Let There Be Rock tour captured during a rawkous live show from 1978. (95 minutes.) Dir. Eric Dionysius.
(1980). The most notorious band in the world… This film is narrated by Malcolm McLaren and features 20 basically early videos of all the band’s primary songs. (104 mins) Dir. Julian Temple.