Depeche Mode 101
In 1988 Depeche Mode were at the top of their game. Often derided as a tinny 80s synth band, the Basildon quartet had taken their time twisting their sound into epic machine driven gothic pop, and had already outlived the majority of their peers. The first sign was the Everything Counts single, but their new sounds really blossomed on 1986's Black Celebration and '87's follow-up Music For The Masses.
The main 101 documentary has been available on VHS for a long time, and only the commentary from Depeche Mode and film-maker DA Pennebaker is new. However, it is a fantastic snapshot of a band on the brink of greatness, and the mix of band and fan footage helps break up a long movie which would have otherwise only appealed to true diehards.
To be honest, if you already own the video this is far from essential. If you don't then this is obviously the version of 101 to have. If you saw Depeche Mode on the Tour For The Masses then you'll know what a magical time it was, and from the opening bars of Pimpf to the sheer gravity of Never Let Me Down Again you'll once again be wallowing in misty-eyed nostalgia.