Baby Snakes

Baby Snakes

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Cast: Adrian Belew, Terry Bozzio

     
 
Long available in only its abbreviated 91-minute version, Frank Zappa's mind blowing concert film finally arrives on DVD in the original 166-minute version courtesy of Honker Home Video. Presented in 1.33:1 full-frame, the image looks as good as ever. In addition to some prime concert footage of Zappa and the band, this disc is a fantastic showcase for Bruce

Overview

Long available in only its abbreviated 91-minute version, Frank Zappa's mind blowing concert film finally arrives on DVD in the original 166-minute version courtesy of Honker Home Video. Presented in 1.33:1 full-frame, the image looks as good as ever. In addition to some prime concert footage of Zappa and the band, this disc is a fantastic showcase for Bruce Bickford's wildly imaginative clay animation. It simply has to be seen to be believed, and even in the age of The Matrix, his surreal, homespun images never fail to fascinate. Soundtracks are offered in both Dolby Digital 5.1 and Dolby Digital Stereo. Though the stereo soundtrack is a great way to enjoy the movie, the 5.1 track is a great mix and truly places the viewer in the midst of all the on-stage wackiness. Sure, there may not be a lot of extra features on this disc aside from a few trailers and television spots, but viewers also get the opportunity to check out the actual MPAA ratings certificate and a few other small, but fun, goodies. The packaging here is also great -- presented in the form of a "Top Secret" file and offering a special pair of "No-D" glasses, in addition to a handful of documents concerning the film and offering some fun pictures. Overall, this is a package that will surely please Zappa fans, and, hopefully, be a good indicator of things to come from Homker Home Video. This disc is a fantastic way to commemorate the ten-year anniversary of Zappa's untimely death.

Editorial Reviews

Tracks - John Swenson
Zappa always thought in multimedia terma, and the film... captures the circus-like atmosphere of his live performances.

Product Details

Release Date:
12/09/2003
UPC:
0801213902897
Original Release:
1979
Rating:
NR
Source:
Eagle Rock Ent
Region Code:
1
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Stereo, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time:
2:44:00
Sales rank:
34,477

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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Baby Snakes Rehearsal [2:11]
2. "This Is the Show They Never See" [5:52]
3. Baby Snakes [2:04]
4. Bruce Bickford/"Disco Outfreakage" [6:15]
5. The Poodle Lecture [5:02]
6. "She Said"/City of Tiny Lites [10:28]
7. New York's Finest Crazy Persons [1:55]
8. "The Way the Air Smells..." [4:00]
9. Pound - Bass & Kybds Solo [6:35]
10. "In You" Rap/Dedication [6:50]
11. Managua/Police Car/Drum Solo [9:44]
12. Disco Boy [4:01]
13. "Give People Somewhere to Xscape Thru" [6:26]
14. King Kong/Roy's Halloween Gas Mask [9:01]
15. Bobby Brown Goes Down [3:43]
16. Conehead/"All You Need to Know" [5:33]
17. I'm So Cute/"Entertainment All the Way" [5:14]
18. Titties 'N' Beer/"Audience Participation"/The Black Page #2 & "The Dance Contest" [15:46]
19. Jones Crusher [2:58]
20. Broken Hearts Are for Assholes [3:47]
21. Punky's Whips [12:04]
22. "Thank You"/Dinah-Moe Humm [7:26]
23. Camarillo Brillo/Muffin Man [8:25]
24. San Ber' Dino [5:01]
25. Black Napkins [8:03]
26. New York's Finest #2 & Credits [3:59]
27. "Good Night" [1:26]

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Baby Snakes 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I was at this show. I was also at the broadway premiere of the movie. The movie definetely captures the spirit that lived in NY every Halloween when Frank and the boys rolled into town. Incredible music and performances. Janet the Planet and David Ditkowich's Cat Stevens commentary. It's all there. What else can one say? Can't wait for the next Zappa DVD. Roxy '73?
Guest More than 1 year ago
excellent DVD, great sound. great Zappa solos. A high point for me is "City of Tiny Lites" with the awesome Adrian Belew on vocals and guitar. Thanks to Frank giving him a shot, Belew went on to eventually become the innovative frontman to the 80's King Crimson, still one of the only bands to be as original and musically challenging as Zappa himself.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Frank Zappa is a genius and that is enough said no further explaining needed. The claymation is unreal check this movie out now because its Frank how can you not.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago