This is GWAR, the critically acclaimed documentary detailing the history of the iconic heavy metal art collective, began streaming earlier this summer via Shudder, AMC Network's premium service for horror, thriller and the supernatural. On October 25th, This is GWAR will be released on Blu-Ray and DVD and is available for pre-order HERE. Both the Blu-Ray and DVD are chock full of special bonus features which are detailed below.
This is GWAR is the Virginia collective's powerful story, as told by the humans who have fought to keep it alive for over thirty years. The feature documentary includes interviews with the band members, both past and present, other artists including Weird Al Yankovic, Thomas Lennon, Alex Winter, Bam Margera, and Ethan Embry, and also includes never seen before footage of legendary GWAR frontman, Dave Brockie (Oderus Urungus).
This is GWAR is directed by Scott Barber (Orange Years: The Nickelodeon Story), with producers Tommy Avallone (Bill Murray Stories) and Josh Goldbloom (V/H/S/94). Executive Producers include Bill Parks, Zach Blair, Matthew Helderman, and Luke Taylor.
Guitarist Brent Purgason comments on the upcoming release,:-
“We are really happy to see This is GWAR available on Blu-Ray soon. While it’s impossible to tell the entire history of the band in one movie, the doc does an amazing job of showing the trials, tribulations, successes and losses of the legendary GWAR!”
“We're really excited to get this out there, so people can add This is GWAR to their home collection. You can never have enough GWAR! We have a lot of really cool special features, we think folks will really love,” adds director Scott Barber.
Blu-Ray and DVD Special Features
GWAR's new album, 'The New Dark Ages' is out now via Pit Records
WATCH THE TRAILER HERE
During the longest siege a capital city has faced in the history of modern warfare, and amid the mortars and grenades, a heavy metal band agreed to play a concert…
Scream for Me Sarajevo is the astonishing story of the most unlikely of rock concerts, performed by Bruce Dickinson and his band Skunkworks in 1994. Risking their lives, they were smuggled into the besieged city to play a concert for its citizens amidst the chaos of war.
The film is far from a straight concert movie and provides an insight into a wider story of the people of Sarajevo taking drastic measures to endure the privations of war and pushing the boundaries to survive. It reflects a thriving underground arts community who were living their lives in the shadow of war and making music in the face of devastating loss, and the huge impact the concert had on the people of Sarajevo at a time when they thought they had been forgotten by the rest of the world.
This must-see documentary includes footage of the gig and the war itself, as well as recent interviews with Bruce and his bandmates. The documentary also follows Bruce making an emotional return to Sarajevo, “War turns the world on its head, but this is an optimistic message”. Speaking of his experience Bruce said, “It changed the way I viewed life, death and other human beings”.*
In addition to the film’s release, via Eagle Vision, the music from the film is being released on CD/double LP via BMG.
Comprising music from the film which spans Bruce Dickinson’s solo career, the album features the rarities ‘Acoustic Song’ (previously only available as a bonus track on the 2001 Best Of Special Edition), ‘Inertia (Live)’ (previously only available as a bonus track on the expanded re-release of ‘Skunkworks’ in 2005) and the album closer ‘Eternal’ (previously only available as Japanese bonus tracks on ‘Tyranny Of Souls’).
Scream For Me Sarajevo the film and album is now available to pre-order exclusively via PledgeMusic at www.screamformesarajevo.com.
Awards: Sarajevo Film Festival: Audience Award; Human Rights Award; Special Jury Prize (Documentary) / Chicago International Movies & Music Festival (USA): Best Feature Documentary / DokuArt Bjelovar (Croatia): Audience Award; Young Jury Award/ dokuMfest (Bosnia & Herzegovina): Best Documentary / Tuzla Film Festival (Bosnia & Herzegovina): Best Documentary
*Taken from Bruce Dickinson’s autobiography, ‘What Does This Button Do?’ available now.
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