Pet Shop Boys / Inner Sanctum

Concert film of Royal Opera show • 2CD+Blu-ray+DVD package 

The Pet Shop Boys will release Inner Sanctum in April, a four-disc package of their London Royal Opera live show which was staged in the summer of 2018.

The show was first presented back in 2016 and then reprised for four nights last summer as part of their Super tour. This concert film derives from two shows filmed on 27 and 28 July and is included on both blu-ray and DVD with the complete audio on two CDs

The video elements have a bonus feature of Pet Shop Boys Live at Rock in Rio, which was recorded on 17 September 2017 at the Brazilian festival.

This generous four-disc video/audio package is available for a little over £20 in the UK at the time of writing, which seems like great value.

Inner Sanctum is released on 15 April 2019.

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Pet Shop Boys

Inner Sanctum Blu-ray+DVD+2CD


Inner Sanctum
Opportunities (Let’s Make Lots Of Money)
The Pop Kids
In The Night
Love Is A Bourgeois Construct
New York City Boy
Se A Vida É (That’s The Way Life Is)
Love Comes Quickly
Love Etc.
The Dictator Decides
Inside A Dream
West End Girls
Home and Dry
The Enigma
The Sodom and Gommorah Show
It’s A Sin
Left To My Own Devices
Go West
Domino Dancing
Always On My Mind

Live at Rock in Rio

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Will this be released on vinyl?


Great job boys

David Allardice

My Blu-ray will not play – my player says that the disc is not readable. Anyone else having this problem? Standard Sony Blu-ray player

Emilio Lafarga

Anybody knows why it’s not available on amazon.fr?


No digital-only release though?
Seriously. I can’t afford to put anything else on my selves anymore.
An iTunes version would be more than welcome.


Great release! The first ever PSB blu-ray at last, presented in a wonderful package. Even though the only disc I’m going to use is the blu-ray. Don’t really care for CD’s and have absolutely no use of a DVD in 2019 unless there is no other option available.


I just heard from Jof at Rough Trade: the discs are region-free!


When Is this going to be available on US Amazon?


I keep checking myself at Amazon.com (US). For now, I’ve ordered this from amazon.ca and will keep an eye on the US site to see if it shows up there. I had to do the same when the Bananarama Hammersmith concert DVD/CD was finally released. It took forever but I finally received it.


Just within the past hour, it was added to US Amazon. Current price $24.98

Shawn C

Mark – preordered on US Amazon today.

David C



Great value for money!

Much better offer than “Pandemonium” was some years ago.
This time, all tracks are available on CD.
And it includes both a DVD and a BD.

Thank PSB!


I don’t get why people are moaning here by the inclusion of both Blu-ray and DVD as in most cases a 2CD set with separately either Blu-ray or DVD usually costs more than £20 whereas you are getting both formats for this price. Regarding the region coding for the Blu-ray it is very rare that a music release like this wouldn’t be all region.

Stevie Boy



What is “The Enigma”?


It’s from their Alan Turing Proms piece, A Man From The Future


i’ll take any DVD from people that don’t want theirs.

i don’t care for bluray, and the format, and don’t bother
unless that’s only format that some releases are on.

yes, I have a HD tv, but for most of these releases, they
don’t need it.


Anthony H.

It seems to me that if the whereabouts of the negatives of “It Couldn’t Happen Here” are known and there is documentation that one of the copyright holders is holding it hostage, you would be able to use that information to have the police take the materials and put it in a neutral holding facility until they work it out. That is if the information that is being provided is correct. One doesn’t know but how childish and embarrassing if that’s true.

Between this and the Blonde Ambition Pioneer laserdisc fiasco, it’s another example of shoddy legal contracts that weren’t very forward-thinking.


Great price, great formats, and visually a brilliant show, I was there on the Saturday.

However, personally I hope they slow down on their ‘Greatest Hits’ shows and do a deep cut type performance or tour.

Craig Hedges

I’d love them to do some shows just performing their b-sides. I would love to hear them do Miserablism and Delusions of grandeur live.


Indeed, and they know , and we know they are of quality.


Rough trade do free postage over £50, so just order 3 ;)


Assume there will be a US release with Region 1 Blu-Ray and NTSC DVD? The item isn’t listed on the PSB store yet.

Simon C

I would have preferred to have seen a release of the the 2017 concert from the Albert Hall, though I’m not sure if it was filmed.


Does anyone know whether the discs will be region-free? I contacted the manufacturer this morning and asked. I’ll keep you posted.


Great set, great price, which will get even lower after release. I’m wondering if the BR and DVD are in 5.1 surround. I’m assuming they are.

Joseph Molnar

Do we know if the BD is region free??


I wonder if the 2-CD set would ever be released as a stand-alone set.


Pandemonium wasn’t, and if memory serves right PSB don’t tend to re-release stuff with less on, usually more.


Not usually a fan of live releases but such a great price and lovely looking package so have pre-ordered. Was at the Edinburgh show of the tour and it was excellent.


What about the sound in the br disc ? DTS MASTER AUDIO?

Rob Puricelli

Looking at the sleeve, it seems only Dolby 5.1.

However, the sleeve image on Amazon contains a bunch of Lorem Ipsum text, so is clearly a mock up/Pre-prod example.

Gary Hunter

Ordered, great looking product at a very reasonable price, happy days :)

David Carter

Looks great, sadly I missed this tour but have pre ordered, a very reasonable price for whats on offer


Looks as ever a well designed package at a good price. With the recent cinema showing of ‘It Couldn’t Happen Here’ in London, I wonder if that will be released this year too?

Rob Puricelli

I was at that screening and Jack Bond, the director, was determined for “ICHH” to get a DVD/Blu Ray release. However, the original prints, which were due to be scanned for this purpose, along with a ton of extra footage, were “highjacked” from the studio on Wardour Street and are currently being held to ransom by one of the copyright owners. It all sounds very strange, but Jack received a call from a guy who claims they are currently being held in a temperature-controlled environment at Abbey Road.

The problem is that, over the years, with companies going bust or being swallowed up in mergers, the ownership and copyrights have been split and are now in the hands of multiple interested parties, making a reissue somewhat difficult.

It seems that one of those parties pulled a fast one and conned the restoration studio into releasing the material, and now we have to wait and see.

Allegedly, according to Jack, even that screening last month could have ramifications on him personally, but he was defiant and told them to “bring it on!”. Watch this space, I guess?

The version they showed was a digital copy lifted from a Laserdisc version. It wasn’t the best quality, but it was great to see it on the big screen again :-)


The economics of this are straightforward … it costs pennies to produce a DVD if the film is already set up for Blu-ray production. Making and selling them as separate products creates far more additional costs (2 x sets of packaging, half the production run on each meaning less efficient production etc)… so putting both in one box for £21 including CD works for supplier, artist and customer!


Attended concert last summer. Great show and venue, best sound I’ve ever experienced at a gig (not surprising given the venue I suppose). Beautiful packaging as well. The colourful visuals should look amazing on blu-ray


Thanks Paul, you hit the nail on the head when you said “generous”.

I like DVD/Blu-ray combos. Don’t have a Blu-ray drive on my PC, for instance. Don’t have my Blu-ray player connected to my sound system but my DVD player is. OK, I am a bit behind in the technology but it is fine for me because I don’t really watch TV – except, currently, news programmes on Brexit. I’m funny like that!

Martyn Alner

I was at the RoH on the Saturday and it was a fantastic show! Bizzarely I was sat in front of the Comedian Chris Addison so got a selfie with him at the end of the show!

Ordered! :)

Neil Kelly

I was in front of David Walliams at Kraftwerk Royal Albert Hall and Jonathan Ross at Kraftwerk Tate Modern!


Sorry Paul S., haven’t spotted your comment on DVD AND Blu-ray before i hit the “Send”-button for mine.

Ross Baker

Can’t help thinking it would make more sense to release separate DVD and BluRay releases. That would cut down on half the discs made, surely?

Also, is this the first PSB ‘main’ release (i.e. not a soundtrack, etc.) – not counting the numeric increments of Disco – to have a two word name?


Thank you. Thought I was the only person to notice this!


PopArt was pushing it!


Take notice overly priced delux edition producers. This is a concert on DVD and Blu-ray and CD and as an extra you get a whole other concert (Live at Rock in Rio) for less than 21 pound.
Instant buy.


Amazing to see Pet Shop Boys can do Blu Ray, DVD and two cds for £20? While David Bowie Glastonbury 1 dvd and two cds for £35. Mr Bowie’s record company ripping us off again. :(

Chris Squires

It would seem to be production costs. It must be cheaper to create a one size fits all BD and DVD box, one set of printing, one set of logistics and so on than create two separate boxes. So ultimately it doesn’t affect the price it would be pretty much the same if it were just a 2CD + BD than if it were 2CD + DVD + BD.
Plus of course, I have a BD player in my living room and attic and only a DVD in the bedroom so this one box will cover all bases….. economics, eh?

Dave W

Never seen it that way before Chris but makes perfect sense. Thanks for pointing it out for people like me who were thinking blu ray AND DVD, what’s the point?

Gareth Pugh

Chris has hit the nail on the head. Theses days it can be much simpler and less paid person-hours tonhsve to manufacture and keep track of one SKU (stock keeping unit, i.e. product variant) than have to adapt the packaging design, master artwork for printing and cutter guides, and manage supplies of two different ones. And yes, I’m sure this would be priced no cheaper if we got only one optical disc (DVD or BR) in the package so no-one’s really losing out here. They wouldn’t charge a fiver less for a version with just a DVD and no BR, these days.


Long time listener, sadly never attended a concert. I do have have all of their video output to date.
Looking forward to this.


This is a genuine question; does anyone have any idea at all why DVD+Blu-ray combos get released? Surely you would only ever want one or the other?



There are two reasons i can think of:

The first is that these sets appeal to literally every fanof the Artist, no matter if they own a DVD- or a Blu-Ray-player.
The second is that some have a Blu-Ray-player at home or in the office but they can use the DVD when on the road travelling if their laptop or other mobile device only has a DVD-drive.


I understand. The thing is though, I don’t think most people would watch the concerts more than one (although the CDs obviously would be listened to on multiple occasions).
I personally only ever tend to buy DVDs as DVD quality is more than good enough for my eyes, but I know A LOT of people who only ever buy Br. I just can’t actually imagine anyone actually wanting both.
Hey-ho though! I guess as you say – it covers all bases.


Blu-ray ain’t just a visual thing, it also has the capacity for better and more audio than a DVD.
Whether artists use that is entirely another question ;-)


Great that it’s on blu ray but why do you need blu ray & dvd? Have I understood that correctly?


I think he meant it’s more the idea of both that is puzzling! People buy one or the other – not both!

Craig Hedges

Don’t look at it as a dvd, Look it’s a Pet Shop Boys coaster!


Fun fact, a Blu-ray player will also play DVDs. In the United States almost every movie released comes with both a Blu-ray and a DVD. You Britz must be behind the times.

Paul Spurgeon

Great value, superb concert too

Ian Hicks

I was in the Pit on the Friday night… It was a stunning gig… Sweaty just doesn’t describe it

Peter Robertshaw

Unbelievably I just checked the PSB website to see if you got anything extra for purchasing from them… there are 2 purchase links – to Amazon and Rough Trade… and the RT link gives a price of £19.99!!!

David S

Yes Peter, but while Amazon will provide free postage for a £20.99 item, Rough Trade will charge postage, whatever the amount, so Amazon works out cheaper.


Ahh, but Rough Trade pay their fair share of taxes back into the UK economy, so is it worth that tiny bit extra to support a British based company that’s a non-hyper-global-behemoth.

“little bit of politics” said in a mid 80s Ben Elton style manner. ;-)