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DVD Review: Unwigged & Unplugged

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Of the many things for which I am immensely grateful to my dad, maybe nothing has proven more significant than the love of movies he instilled in me at a very young age. My dad took me to see everything. And by that, I mean he took me to see movies as varied as Amadeus and Tomboy (NSFW) and Sophie's Choice and Blame It On Rio (NSFW). And, of course, he took me to see This Is Spinal Tap. Even now -- watching it twenty-five years after the fact -- it is still one of the few, perfect films I've ever seen. Honestly, how could you improve it?

Years later, the stars of Spinal Tap are still trading on the extraordinary goodwill created by that seminal film and much of that is captured in their live concert DVD, Unwigged & Unplugged. Recorded just a few months ago at the Riverside Theater in Milwaukee, the film features Michael McKean, Christopher Guest and Harry Shearer as they banter with the audience, toy with their own legacy and play hits from not only Spinal Tap, but also from their 1992 album Break Like the Wind and their hysterical folk mockumentary, A Mighty Wind.