The X-Ray Café was an all-ages nightclub in Portland, Oregon that featured nearly any imaginable sort of left-of-center entertainment on its stage, from experimental music and children's percussion ensembles to a mock revivalist preacher who spanked penitents with meat and a guy who would answer any question posed to him for a quarter. Benjamin Arthur Ellis, one of the founders of the X-Ray, directed this documentary about the club's short but memorable lifespan, which has been given a simple DVD release by Cantankerous Titles. X-Ray Visions: A Look Inside Portland's Legendary X-Ray Café has been transferred to disc in the full-frame aspect ratio of 1.33:1; the documentary was shot on video and much of the performance footage from the club was shot using VHS camcorders, so the image quality ranges from excellent to lamentable throughout the course of the feature, but it all fits in with the DIY nature of both the film and the venue it celebrates, and most folks interested in the X-Ray Café aren't likely to mind the flaws. The audio has been mastered in Dolby Digital Stereo, and the quality is generally good, though like the video it comes from a variety of sources and isn't always consistent. The interviews and performances are in English, with no multiple language options or subtitles included. As a bonus, this release includes Time, Place: Bloomington, a short documentary about Boxcar Books, an anarchist bookseller in Bloomington, Indiana that's become a nexus for the city's alternative community, and trailers for three other titles from Cantankerous. X-Ray Visions hasn't been given an especially elaborate DVD presentation, but it serves the material well and it's hard to imagine many other distributors giving this sort of maverick title a release.