Blu-Ray News #81: The TAMI Show (1964)/The Big TNT Show (1966).

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Shout Factory has announced a twin-bill Blu-Ray of two of the greatest concert films ever made: The T.A.M.I. Show (1964) and The Big T.N.T. Show (1966). Both were shot on videotape and transferred to 35mm for theatrical release by American International. In the 50s and 60s, AIP really had the teenager scene locked down, didn’t they?

The T.A.M.I. Show features The Beach Boys (whose performance was edited out for years), Chuck Berry, James Brown, The Rolling Stones, The Supremes and Jan And Dean (who emcee the event). It was directed by Steve Binder, who also gave us Elvis’ ’68 Comeback Special.

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1966’s The Big T.N.T. Show follows the same basic format as The T.A.M.I. Show. Some say the lineup of acts isn’t as good as the first film, but with The Byrds, Roger Miller, Ray Charles and Bo Diddley on hand, I ain’t complaining. Oh, and Frank Zappa can be spotted in the audience!

I’ve always been impressed by how good these look, given they began as 1960s videotape, and am looking forward to the Blu-Ray. Essential stuff.

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Filed under 1964, 1966, 1968, AIP, Elvis Presley, Shout/Scream Factory

One response to “Blu-Ray News #81: The TAMI Show (1964)/The Big TNT Show (1966).

  1. Mike Richards

    I bought TAMI show from Shout DVD a couple of years back. It’s very entertaining, seeing many of these acts in their prime, including rare on screen James Brown. Presented in wide screen, picture is very good considering original source was tape. Looking forward to now buying Big TNT show on DVD. Maybe blu ray if plenty of extras.

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