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By John Moore

The Latest DVD, Blu Ray & VOD Releases

The US Generation (MVD Visual)
While Woodstock and its dreadful 1999 successor are usually the first that come to mind in talking about music festivals, the under-the-radar US Festival, launched in 1982 by Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, had a wildly impressive line-up that ran the gamut from Tom Petty and The Police to the Ramones and Fleetwood Mac. Directors Glenn Aveni and Jay Cederholm pull together a solid documentary here interviewing Wozniak and others involved with the money-losing festival, including plenty of old interviews of bands taken during the event. The highlight, however, are the live performances, particularly of The B-52's and Oingo Boingo.

Strike Back - Season 5 (HBO)
The Cinemax action series, back after a two-year break, has managed to chip away some of the rust that set in on the last season. With a new cast, the members of the Section 20 anti-terrorism unit are focused on hunting down a new freed terrorist and his wife. This season, the chase takes place on the Syrian/Jordanian border in North Africa and throughout Europe. Along the way, the team also has to deal with White Nationalists in a particularly timely story line. The time off and new cast members have managed to refresh a once-great action show that had been showing its age.

Records Collecting Dust II (MVD Visual)
As a follow-up to 2015's Records Collecting Dust, filmmaker Jason Blackmore heads to the east coast this time to interview a slew of punk legends about the vinyl records that make up their collection. Those interviewed with this go round include Ian MacKaye, Roger Miret, Brian Baker, J Robins and a couple dozen others. While sure to be an eye roll to those who aren't into music, this doc, much like the one before it, is a record nerd's dream conversation. Among the common albums in many of the collections noted here are Kiss records, AC/DC and Minor Threat (a must have for any East Coast punk rocker, naturally).

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