AC/DC’s 1980 concert film Let There Be Rock is finally making its way for the first time to DVD and Blu-ray on June 7, 2011.
There will be three versions of AC/DC: Let There Be Rock available for purchase: a Limited Collector’s Edition Blu-Ray Combo Pack; Limited Collector’s Edition DVD; and Concert-only DVD.
The Limited Collector’s Edition, which will be released through Warner Home Video, comes packed with tons of bonus features, including 85 minutes of never-seen-before featurettes, as well as extra goodies like a 32-page tribute book, exclusive souvenir guitar pick, collector card set, and more. See list of songs, bonus features, and packaging extras here below.
The concert movie, which contains 13 live songs, was filmed in December 1979 in Paris during the legendary rock band’s Highway To Hell tour and features their original singer Bon Scott, who died a mere two months later.
The DVD/Blu-ray release is not yet available for pre-order, but don’t worry, we’ll keep you posted. This is something I’ve been waiting for for years!
Synopsis: The only movie powered by AC/DC. This legendary concert film, covering a 1979 Paris concert during the Australian heavy metal band’s “Highway To Hell” tour showcases the power and precision that the quintet bring to vicious rockers like “Whole Lotta Rosie” and “Let There Be Rock.” Pixieish lead guitarist Angus Young, attired in his trademark school-boy’s uniform, takes center stage with his energetic antics and frenetic solos, while the rest of the band crank out their minimalist boogie with quiet determination. Interview segments and humorous backstage footage show another side to the thuggish musicians, especially AC/DC’s flamboyant lead singer Bon Scott, who died two months after this filmed concert.
Director:Â Eric Dionysius, Eric Mistler
— Loud, Locked & Loaded: The Rites of Rock:
Seasoned rockers, actors and journalists recollect their rite of passage as early witnesses to the raw, bone rattling rock of AC/DC.
— AC/DC: The Bedrock of Riff
No one has mastered the basic DNA of Riff Rock as successfully as AC/DC. Explore Angus and Malcolm Young’s telepathic groove and the four-on-the-floor swing of Mark Rudd.
— Angus Young: A True Guitar Monster
Angus Young’s transformation from diminutive schoolboy to raging rock monster electrifies the masses. Find out what makes this time bomb tick.
— Bon Scott: The Pirate of Rock “˜n’ Roll
Bon Scott was the ringleader of the AC/DC circus, balancing his screaming sexuality with a rakish charm. Get a glimpse into the life of a classic Rock ‘n’ Roll pirate.
— AC/DC: A Rock Solid Legacy
From bar band to arena rock, AC/DC stuck to their guns and shot their way to the top. Fellow rockers and journalists chart AC/DC’s ascent into the Pantheon of Rock Gods in rock “˜n’ roll history. The 6 – Song Specific Interviews
— BD Playlist – your favorite songs in your favorite order
People interviewed on Featurettes
Rick Allen – Deaf Leppard
Matt Sorum – Guns N’ Roses
Jerry Greenberg – Music Executive
Scott Ian – Anthrax
Eddie Trunk – That Metal Show
Billy Corgan – Smashing Pumpkins
Anthony Bozza – AC/DC Author
Susan Masino – AC/DC Author
Georg Dolivo- Rhino Bucket
The Donnas – Rock band
Thund-Her-Struck – AC/DC cover band
Lon Friend – Music Journalist
Pauley Parette – Actress/Musician
Collector’s Edition Packaging:
32 page custom mini book
Custom guitar pick
10 Postcards with images from the show
“Shot Down in Flames”
“Hell Ain’t A Bad Place To Be”
“Walk All Over You”
“Bad Boy Boogie”
“Highway To Hell”
“Girls Got Rhythm”
“Whole Lotta Rosie”
“Let There Be Rock”
Hell ya! I have this on VHS signed by all but Phil. Kudos for posting news about a real band!!! Love Geeks of Doom. Just found it the other week and now its a regualr stop for me.
Comment by Dale — February 11, 2011 @ 3:55 pm
Thank you so much!!! Hard rock/metal is my life, so I try writing about it every chance I get.
Comment by Empress Eve — February 11, 2011 @ 7:55 pm
I will be buying this…. oh yes I will be buying this. Thanks for the heads up.
Comment by Lemon Berry — February 11, 2011 @ 10:13 pm
I will be buying this too, for sure! I used to rent the VHS from my local video store all the time. I remember the part where Angus needed oxygen, that’s when I realized how badass he was. Oh, and the mooning, oh my young eyes!!! It’s been soooo long since I’ve seen it, I really can’t wait.
Comment by Empress Eve — February 11, 2011 @ 10:51 pm