Film, Vintage Video — June 6, 2013 at 8:28 am

Vintage Video: ‘The Cure in Orange’ — watch out-of-print 1987 concert film in full

The Cure in Orange

Time for what may be our first Vintage Video repeat: While we’ve posted this before — more than three years ago, in fact — The Cure’s Robert Smith has yet to follow through with his announcement of a DVD release of “The Cure in Orange,” so, as it remains sadly out of print, we once again present the full 1987 concert film, thanks to the miracle of YouTube.

Filmed Aug. 9 and 10, 1986, at the Theatre Antique d’Orange in the French countryside, the entire 23-song, Head on the Door-era set — plus intro and outro, the former of which captures Simon Gallup’s famous de-wigging of the newly shorn Smith — is presented below via YouTube uploader aless pola.

Following its theatrical run, the Tim Pope-directed “Cure in Orange” was released only on VHS and laser disc. Smith announced in October 2009 that, at long last, the film was to be released on DVD in 2010.

And still we wait.

Check out the full “Cure in Orange” film and setlist below:


‘The Cure in Orange’


Tracklist: ‘The Cure in Orange’

1. Intro: The Glove, “Relax”
2. “Shake Dog Shake”
3. “Piggy in the Mirror”
4. “Play for Today”
5. “A Strange Day”
6. “Primary”
7. “Kyoto Song”
8. “Charlotte Sometimes”
9. “Inbetween Days”
10. “The Walk”
11. “A Night Like This”
12. “Push”
13. “One Hundred Years”
14. “A Forest”
15. “Sinking”
16. “Close to Me”
17. “Let’s Go to Bed”
18. “Six Different Ways”
19. “Three Imaginary Boys”
20. “Boys Don’t Cry”
21. “Faith”
22. “Give Me It”
23. “10:15 Saturday Night”
24. “Killing an Arab”
25. Outro: The Chiffons, “Sweet Talking Guy”






  1. Larry Mac

    I’ll repeat what I said on this topic previously. I have a “Video CD” of this film, so it’s not true to say it was only released on VHS and LaserDisc. Apparently the VCD comes from Malaysia (according to Discogs), how it came to be available in whatever record store I got it at remains a mystery, but those were the days when we actually had record stores with lots of import choices.

    UPC code is 0953073848003, which is valid. A simple Google search returns many mentions of this 2xVCD item, and no indication it’s a bootleg or pirate version.

  2. Money Mike

    I’d happily pay to own this.

    • Um… why? You can watch the whole concert for free–right now.

      • ReluctantLuddite

        um… because paying for the media you consume helps people who make said media continue to make media you enjoy. Not paying them does the opposite. I’m not just talking about The Cure but literally the hundreds of people involved in making a product like this. This is one of the few times however that having the doc on YouTube is great since it’s out of print. But I don’t see why you’re harping on his charitable attitude?

      • Let’s not forget the fact that watching something in higher definition on a TV screen and with better sound, is far better than … YouTube.

  3. I had this on laser disc. So radical! Brings back memories.

  4. Still have my vhs from 87, but found a bootleg on dvd a few years ago. It’s just a dvd copy of the vhs, but much more assessable these days. Would totally love a HD version released with bonus features! I’d watch it from time to time.

  5. That 80's Guy

    Even back then The Cure were playing 23, 24 song sets with lots of album tracks. Amazing.

  6. Robert made a few “announcements”… BBC box and such… but “In Orange” (and “Show”) definitely deserve a Blu-Ray release, complete with outtakes… like their cover of Pink Floyd’s “Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun”!!!

    • In Orange is MUST. I am ok without owning a copy of Show other than my vhs. I would rather a release of the Dream tour and most importantly the Prayer or 14 Explicit Moments Tours (these will never happen!)

  7. The Youtube video is down for quite a while now. Any new links you could share with us to watch it online? Thank You!

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