Music DVDs

Red Hot + Blue

(Shout! Factory)

Cole Porter (1891-1964) didn't live to see his community decimated by AIDS, but in composing the common ground for director Neil Jordan's vaudevillian meeting of Kirsty MacColl and the Pogues on "Miss Otis Regrets/Just One of Those Things," he's celebrated in this earnest propagandist video project from 1990. Alex Cox's Deborah Harry/Iggy Pop lark, Wim Wenders and U2 doing Mephisto, Jonathan Demme crowning the Nevilles, and sole bonus of Annie Lennox backed live on MTV by jazz maestros Herbie Hancock and Ron Carter on "Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye" all get under your skin. RH+B's accompanying CD is "Too Darn Hot." ***

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