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The Pogues: Video and DVDs


Straight To Hell

  • Straight To Hell
    • 1987 - Key Video 3859 VHS (Region 1: NTSC)
    • 1988 - Starlight Video 22352 VHS (Region 2: PAL)
    • 2001 - Anchor Bay DV11314 DVD (Region 1: NTSC)
    • 2005 - ILC Film 2226 DVD (Region 2: PAL)
  • Straight to Hell — The Alex Cox Collection
    • 2003 - Anchor Bay 345 DVD (X4)
      • (Straight to Hell/Repo Man/Death and the Compass/Three Businessmen)
  • Straight To Hell/Death And The Compass
    • 2005 - BFI BFIVD701 DVD (Region 2: PAL)
  • Straight To Hell Returns
    • 2010 - Microcinema MC-1176 DVD

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A gang of greedy thieves rob a bank, double-cross their boss and escape into the desert. But when the trigger-happy bandits try to hide in a strange town, they find themselves at war with a sadistic family of coffee-addicted outlaws known as The McMahons. Desperate, deranged and cranky, their destinies will all meet in a final showdown of bloodshed, vengeance and caffeine.

Directed and co-written by Alex Cox (REPO MAN, SID & NANCY), this surreal comedy was shot on location in Almeria, Spain on the same sets used for the classic Sergio Leone/Clint Eastwood westerns, and is packed with strange humor, senseless violence, and creative profanity.


  • Credits
    • Starring: Sy Richardson, Joe Strummer, Courtney Love, Dick Rude
    • Co-Star: Dennis Hopper, Elvis Costello, Jim Jarmusch, Grace Jones, The Pogues, Edward Tudor Pole
    • Director: Alex Cox
    • Director of Photography: Tom Richmond
    • Screenwriter: Alex Cox, Dick Rude
    • Composer: Joe Strummer, The Pogues, Pray for Rain
    • Special Effects Supervisor: Eric Leven
  • DVD Special Features:
    • Interactive Chapter Points
    • Back To Hell — behind the scenes documentary
    • Pogues promo
    • Director's commentary
  • Straight To Hell Returns — Special Features & Extras:
    • Digitally Improved Violence and Cruelty
    • Six Missing Scenes
    • A New 5.1 Stereo Soundtrack by Academy Award Winner Richard Beggs
    • A New Color Design by Cinematographer Tom Richmond
    • Making Of Documentary — "Back To Hell"
    • Audio Commentary by Director Alex Cox and Dick Rude
    • "Black Hills" — A short tour of the Straight To Hell locations shot by Alex Cox Back in 1977
    • Trailers

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Completely Pogued

  • Completely Pogued
    • 1988 - Start Audio & Video SVG 1013 VHS
  • The Pogues Live at the Town and Country
    • 2004 - Celtic Collections CCDVD 760 DVD
      • The DVD release includes (as bonus material) — Completely Pogued

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Documentary: "The Story of The Pogues in their own words and music" …

From Time Out Film Guide
"'What we did, right, was we broke open the pop market, right? To trad music, right? Irish trad music, yeah? Now what happened after that I don't know …' So confesses toothy, hard-drinkin' Shane McGowan, lead man with punk-folk megastars the Pogues, the band that has taken traditional Irish folk and ramshackle rock to the bright pop lights of Wembley. In this rather haphazard but proud spirit, the documentary, like the Pogues' career itself, continues: the band and the various famous rockers they've jammed with offering opinions and anecdotes in a surprisingly entertaining and often revealing manner. Even if you have absolutely no interest in the music, the vast array of pasty-faced uglies is really quite stunning."

Source: Time Out London


  • Cast
    • The Pogues:
      • Jem Finer: Banjo Player, Saxophonist
      • Shane MacGowan: Vocalist
      • James Fearnley: Accordionist
      • Andrew Ranken: Drummer
      • Spider Stacy: Tin Whistle Player
      • Philip Chevron: Guitarist
      • Terry Woods: Concertina
      • Darryl Hunt: Bassist
    • Kirsty Maccoll: Herself
    • Joe Strummer: Himself
    • Steve Earle: Himself
    • Steve Lillywhite: Himself
    • Lynval Golding: Himself
    • David Byrne: Himself
    • Frank Murray: Himself
  • Credits
    • Director: Billy Magra
    • Producer: James Morris
    • Director Of Photography: Eugene McVeigh
    • Editor: Finola Vereker & Hugh Chaloner
    • Sound: Trevor O'Connor
    • Running Time: 55 Minutes
    • Production Company: Windmill Lane Productions & Vision Productions
    • Distribution Sales: Ideal Communications Films And Television
  • Notes
    • Completely Pogued & Live at the Town and Country were clearly shot around the same time, as they includes some of the same footage.

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"Live At The Town And Country" - St. Patrick's Night

  • "Live At The Town And Country" - St. Patrick's Night
    • 1988 - Virgin Music Video VVD 405 VHS
  • Live at the Town and Country
    • 1989 - Vap VPLR-70129 Laser Disc — Japanese release
  • The Pogues Live at the Town and Country
    • 2004 - Celtic Collections CCDVD 760 DVD

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  • Track List:
    1. Metropolis (Jem Finer)
    2. Broad Majestic Shannon (MacGowan)
    3. If I Should Fall From Grace With God (MacGowan)
    4. Rainy Night In Soho (MacGowan)
    5. Thousands Are Sailing (Chevron)
    6. Fairytale Of New York (Finer/MacGowan) — w/Kirsty MacColl
    7. Lullaby Of London (MacGowan) — w/Kirsty MacColl
    8. Dirty Old Town (Ewan MacColl)
    9. London Calling (Strummer/Jones/Simonon/Headon) — w/Joe Strummer
    10. Turkish Song Of The Damned (Finer/MacGowan) — w/Kirsty MacColl
    11. Fiesta (Finer/Lindt)
    12. Irish Rover (Joseph Crofts)
    13. Worms (Trad. Ranken/Fearnley)
    14. Rudi A Message To You (R.Thompson) — w/ Lynval Golding & After Tonight
    15. Wild Rover (Pogues, The)

  • The Pogues
    • Shane MacGowan: Vocals
    • Jem Finer: Banjo, Saxophone
    • James Fearnley: Accordion
    • Andrew Ranken: Drums
    • Spider Stacy: Tin Whistle
    • Philip Chevron Guitar
    • Terry Woods: Concertina
    • Darryl Hunt: Bass
  • Guest Musicians
    • Kirsty MacColl
    • Joe Strummer
    • Lynval Golding
    • After Tonight
  • Credits
    • Recorded live at the "Town & Country Club" in London, England on March 17th, 1988
  • Notes
    • The above credits are directly off the video — the band plays more instruments than are listed.
    • Completely Pogued & Live at the Town and Country were clearly shot around the same time, as they includes some of the same footage.

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Poguevision

  • Poguevision
    • 1991 - Warner Music UK Ltd. 9031-75483-3 VHS
    • 1991 - Warner WML5-7015 Laser Disc — Japan
    • 2006 - WEA 9031-75483-2 DVD

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  • Track List:
    1. Streams Of Whiskey (MacGowan)
      • Directed by Rick Elgood
    2. Miss Otis Regrets/Just One Of Those Things (Cole Porter) — w/Kirsty MacColl
      • Directed by Neil Jordan
    3. Jack's Heroes (Woods/Stacy) — w/The Dubliners
      • Directed by Tim Booth
    4. Summer In Siam (MacGowan)
      • Directed by Don Letts and James Hudson
    5. White City (MacGowan)
      • Directed by Miles Flanagan and Peter Dougherty
    6. A Pair Of Brown Eyes (MacGowan)
      • Directed by Alex Cox)
    7. Dirty Old Town (Ewan MacColl)
      • Directed by Jeff Baynes
    8. Fairytale Of New York (Finer/MacGowan) — w/Kirsty MacColl
      • Directed by Peter Dougherty
    9. Fiesta (Finer/MacGowan)
      • Directed by Adrian Edmondson
    10. If I Should Fall From Grace With God (MacGowan)
      • Directed by Peter Dougherty
    11. Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah (MacGowan)
      • Directed by Adrian Edmondson
    12. Misty Morning, Albert Bridge (Finer)
      • Directed by Peter Dougherty
    13. A Rainy Night In Soho (MacGowan)
      • Directed by Andrew Catlin

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