This article is from the R.E.M. FAQ, by Ron Henry (firstname.lastname@example.org) with numerous contributions by others.
Nearly all videos created for R.E.M. songs are available on one of several
full-length video compilation releases. These are:
R.E.M. Succumbs (videos for Murmur through Lifes Rich Pageant)
Pop Screen (videos for Document and Green)
This Film is On (videos for Out Of Time)
Parallel (videos for Automatic for the People and Monster)
Note: Parallel was released with two versions: "A" and "D".
(The "A" version cuts explicit nudity from the "Nightswimming"
video that is present in the "D" version.)
In addition, two full-length concert documentaries have been released:
Tourfilm (Green tour documentary)
Roadmovie (Monster tour documentary)
All these videocassettes/videodisks are in print and can probably be found
in your local hip music video emporium even as you read this. Most stores
should be willing to special order a title for you if they do not have it
in stock, so don't be shy about asking.
Four older videos not on these compilations are: "Wolves, Lower"; "(All
I've Got To Do Is) Dream" and "Swan Swan H" from the "Athens, Ga,
Inside/Out" soundtrack (all scenes from the film, which is available on
video); and the MTV version of "Radio Free Europe" (music is the same, but
this version of the clip contains snippets of live footage interspersed
with the regular video.)
After the release of Parallel on 5/30/95, the band put out a video for the
song "Tongue"; it is not known if this will be included on a future
compilation for New Adventures in Hi Fi or not. Also, PBS and MTV also
showed the documentary Rough Cut, which featured an interview with the band
interspersed with back-stage rehearsal footage from the Monster tour and a
Saturday Night Live appearance.
Other R.E.M. related videotapes are: the previously-mentioned Athens, GA -
Inside/Out documentary on the Athens, GA music scene, and Arena Brains, a
short film by Robert Longo (who also directed the video for "The One I
Love" and the film Johnny Mnemonic) -- featuring Michael Stipe's acting