Films by, about, starring, featuring, riffing off, exploiting, endorsing, condemning, celebrating or otherwise relating to Akvarium and Akvarium-related matters. And soundtracks fitting the same description.
Boris and Co. appear on the Soviet Union's surreal equivalent to "Top of the Pops." We haven't seen this yet.
Dzhrew's kid brother look-alike gets stabbed in the heart by Mafia types. Buy it. Love it, inadequacies and all. Bonus appearance by Victor Tsoi; he's a wonderful musician, and he's at least as good an actor as Elvis.
The breaking of Boris' Western recording career. Do not watch this until you've fully digested the post-America brilliance. You may also want to listen to Radio Silence before you watch this, so you can be properly prejudiced.
Transitional period live show. Lots of stuff from all periods, but focusing on the early 90's. Interesting structure: Intercut with the live footage, they show scenes of the band (mostly Boris) coming to town, setting up, goofing backstage, breaking down their equipment and getting on the train to go home. Boris does his "I'm a Buddhist, bless you" salute lots o' times, once or twice even in slow motion.
Live concert footage filmed sometime around the release of Navigator and drawing most heavily from said album. (Presumably a must for souls suffering from calenture, and who think Navigator is the best Akvarium album. They say that drowning is an excellent way to die.) Available separately on PAL video, and on VCD as part of a deluxe, two-disc rerelease of the Navigator album in Y2K.
Opinions vary. Dji says: Very interesting footage of Boris' early post-America period, circa Russian Album. Beautiful performances with nifty capo closeups are enhanced by perspective-rendering tear gas on the streets of Moscow, plus Boris & the boys making fun of post-disco-techno-pop-Moscow decadence. Dzhon begs to differ, in no uncertain terms:
See Boris play phat, phat, phat rock & roll with the original Akvarium. A few clips of earlier performances which cut into 1997 concert footage of the same song. Unfortunately, the quality of the recording varies throughout. Get it for the clips.
Video of a 1997 Moscow concert. Don't forget that Makareivich is the Anti-Boris, and you can deal with this film.