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Metallica Announces Release of 10-Year Anniversary 2-Disc Blu-Ray Release of ‘Metallica: Some Kind Of Monster’ In November

Metallica Announces Release of 10-Year Anniversary 2-Disc Blu-Ray Release of ‘Metallica: Some Kind Of Monster’ In November

'Some Kind of Monster'

‘Some Kind of Monster’

Legendary rockers Metallica has announced they are releasing a ten-year anniversary 2-disc Blu-Ray of their long out of print, groundbreaking movie, METALLICA:  Some Kind of Monster on November 24, 2014.

Originally released on July 9, 2004, METALLICA:  Some Kind of Monster follows the band through three of the most turbulent years in their over three-decade long career, and gives viewers an incredibly raw and intimate look into the lives and psyches of the members of one of the most successful rock bands in music history as they battle their way through addiction, domestic life, backlash from their fans, and near-total disintegration during the making of their St. Anger album.  The documentary, directed by the award-winning team of Joe Berlinger & Bruce Sinofsky (Brother’s Keeper, Paradise Lost 1-3), won the Independent Spirit Award for Best Documentary Feature.

“Two Thumbs Up!” –Ebert and Roper

“Cinematic Gold.” –Peter Travers, ROLLING STONE 

“Even if you’re not a fan of their music, Metallica: Some Kind of Monster is a revelation:  Funny, fascinating and insightful.” –USA TODAY 

“Entertaining, moving and historically significant” –New York Times

This ten-year anniversary release marks the first time METALLICA:  Some Kind of Monster will be available digitally and via Video On Demand. The updated version will contain an additional bonus feature, “Metallica: This Monster Lives,” a 25 minute follow-up piece filmed at Toronto International Film Festival 2013 during the release of the band’s second film, Metallica: Through the Never, which features interview footage with the band and Berlinger & Sinofsky that looks at the decade since the release of the documentary film.

On Black Friday Record Store Day, November 28, 2014, Metallica will release a limited-edition 12-inch vinyl of “Lords of Summer.”  Side A  will feature the “First Pass” (studio) version of “Lords Of Summer” as well as a previously unreleased live version recorded at the Rock In Rome Sonisphere Festival on July 1, 2014.  Side B will feature a laser etching of the Metallica “M” logo.  This collectable vinyl will only be available through independent retail and metallica.com.  For a list of Record Store Day shops please visit http://www.recordstoreday.com/Venues

About Metallica
Formed in 1981 by drummer Lars Ulrich and guitarist and vocalist James Hetfield, Metallica have become one of the most influential and commercially successful rock bands in history, having sold 110 million albums worldwide and playing to millions of fans the world over. They have scored several multi-platinum albums, including 1991’s “Metallica” (commonly referred to as “The Black Album”), which is the best selling album in the history of Soundscan, scanning 16 million albums in the United States alone. Their latest studio album, Death Magnetic, was certified platinum just six weeks after it debuted atop the Billboard Top 200 Album chart in October 2008. “Death Magnetic” charted at #1 in 32 countries and sold five million copies worldwide. Metallica have also garnered numerous awards and accolades, including nine Grammy Awards, two American Music Awards, and multiple MTV Video Music Awards, and were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in 2009. The band celebrated its 30th-Anniversary in 2011 with a week’s worth of fan club concerts at the Fillmore Theater in San Francisco, CA. In 2012, Metallica unveiled a brand new stage in Mexico City that featured iconic elements that spanned its 30-year career and is featured in the film Metallica Through the Never. They played eight shows to nearly 180,000 fans at the Sports Arena in Mexico City. Picturehouse released Metallica Through the Never in North America on September 27, 2013. The music-driven, 3D motion picture film immerses audiences in a bracing, raw and visceral cinematic experience with spectacular live performance footage of Metallica’s most iconic songs — created exclusively for film — combined with a bold, narrative story featuring imagery drawn from the band’s trailblazing iconography. In December 2013, Metallica performed a rare concert in Antarctica where all attendees listened to the performance through headphones to protect the environment. With that show, the band made history by becoming the first act to ever play all seven continents (all within a year), earning themselves a spot in the 60th Anniversary Edition of the Guinness Book of World Records. Metallica performed “One” with Chinese Pianist and Grammy Ambassador Lang Lang on the 56th Annual Grammy Awards on January 26th and two days later Metallica Through the Never was released on DVD and Blu-Ray.

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West Memphis Three: ‘Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory’ Premieres On HBO Tonight At 9pm!

West Memphis Three: ‘Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory’ Premieres On HBO Tonight At 9pm!

Premieres On HBO On January 12th

The third installment of the award winning West Memphis Three documentary series, “Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory,” premieres tonight on HBO at 9pm! Read more below and also check out never before seen clips from the show.

The clips include:

“Scene Lift: Jesse Misskelley Jr.”
“Scene Lift: Damien Echols”
“Scene Lift: Dan Stidham”
“Jessie & Susie – Then and Now”
“John Mark Byers on the Paradise Lost FIlms”
“Lost Footage: Gitchell Pt. 1”
“Lost Footage: Gitchell Pt. 2”

The award-winning HBO documentary series “Paradise Lost: The Child Murders at Robin Hood Hills” (1996) and “Paradise Lost 2: Revelations” (2000) spawned a worldwide movement to free the West Memphis 3 for wrongful murder convictions. This film tells the entire story, from the arrests in 1993 to the growing movement, through the entire appeals process and the uncovering of new evidence, concluding with their release. 

For more information visit: http://www.hbo.com/#/documentaries/paradise-lost-3-purgatory

Official Synopsis: Critically acclaimed HBO documentary “Paradise Lost” filmmakers Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky were in court today to witness the stunning conclusion in which, after 18 years in prison, Jason Baldwin, Damien Echols and Jessie Misskelley, known as the West Memphis 3, were set free.

The award-winning HBO documentary series “Paradise Lost: The Child Murders at Robin Hood Hills” (1996) and “Paradise Lost 2: Revelations” (2000) spawned a worldwide movement to free the West Memphis 3 for wrongful murder convictions. Set to debut on HBO in Jan. 2012, “Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory” will have its theatrical premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival, with a number of prestigious festival dates to follow this fall. This film tells the entire story, from the arrests in 1993 to the growing movement, through the entire appeals process and the uncovering of new evidence, concluding with their release.

As Damien Echols notes in the film, if not for the “Paradise Lost” documentaries, “…these people would have murdered me, swept this under the rug, and I wouldn’t be anything but a memory right now.”

On May 5, 1993, the bodies of three eight-year-old boys were found next to a muddy creek in the wooded Robin Hood Hills area of West Memphis, Ark. A month later, three teenagers, Jason Baldwin, Damien Echols and Jessie Misskelley, were arrested, accused and convicted of brutally raping, mutilating and killing the boys. Fraught with innuendoes of devil worship, allegations of coerced confessions and emotionally charged statements, the case was one of the most sensational in state history. The films sparked a national debate regarding the innocence or guilt of the West Memphis 3. With the support of HBO, the filmmakers have stuck with the story over an 18-year period, making these compelling films in order to continue to shed light, raise awareness and spur debate about the events that transpired at that time and in subsequent years after the convictions.

“Eighteen years and three films ago, we started this journey to document the terrible murders of three innocent boys and the subsequent circus that followed thearrests and convictions of Baldwin, Echols and Misskelley,” said director and producer Joe Berlinger. “To see our work culminate in the righting of this tragic miscarriage of justice is more than a filmmaker could ask for.”

Added co-director Bruce Sinofsky, “Today, we, along with HBO, are humbled to bea part of this remarkable outcome.” Premiering at the 1996 Sundance Film Festival, “Paradise Lost: The Child Murders at Robin Hood Hills” went on to win many accolades after its HBO presentation, receiving Emmy® and Peabody Awards, and a DGA nomination, among other honors, and was named Best Documentary by the National Board of Review. “Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory” is directed and produced by Joe Berlinger; codirected and produced by Bruce Sinofsky; edited by Alyse Ardell Spiegel; director of photography, Bob Richman; producer/second unit director; Jonathan Silberberg; featuring songs by Metallica. For HBO: supervising producer, Nancy Abraham; executive producer, Sheila Nevins.

West Memphis Three: ‘Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory’ To Premiere On HBO January 12th!

West Memphis Three: ‘Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory’ To Premiere On HBO January 12th!

Premieres On HBO On January 12th

The award-winning HBO documentary series “Paradise Lost: The Child Murders at Robin Hood Hills” (1996) and “Paradise Lost 2: Revelations” (2000) spawned a worldwide movement to free the West Memphis 3 for wrongful murder convictions. This film tells the entire story, from the arrests in 1993 to the growing movement, through the entire appeals process and the uncovering of new evidence, concluding with their release. “Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory” premieres on HBO Thursday January 12th, at 9pm!

Check out the official rundown on the show below, a first look at the poster for the documentary and three clips to get you in the know:

The clips include:

“Panel Discussion” – The West Memphis 3 discuss their experiences over the past 18 years

“Directors” – Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky talk about the ‘Paradise Lost’ series

“Lawyers” – Lawyers discuss West Memphis 3 case and its importance

Official Synopsis: Critically acclaimed HBO documentary “Paradise Lost” filmmakers Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky were in court today to witness the stunning conclusion in which, after 18 years in prison, Jason Baldwin, Damien Echols and Jessie Misskelley, known as the West Memphis 3, were set free.

The award-winning HBO documentary series “Paradise Lost: The Child Murders at Robin Hood Hills” (1996) and “Paradise Lost 2: Revelations” (2000) spawned a worldwide movement to free the West Memphis 3 for wrongful murder convictions. Set to debut on HBO in Jan. 2012, “Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory” will have its theatrical premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival, with a number of prestigious festival dates to follow this fall. This film tells the entire story, from the arrests in 1993 to the growing movement, through the entire appeals process and the uncovering of new evidence, concluding with their release.

As Damien Echols notes in the film, if not for the “Paradise Lost” documentaries, “…these people would have murdered me, swept this under the rug, and I wouldn’t be anything but a memory right now.”

On May 5, 1993, the bodies of three eight-year-old boys were found next to a muddy creek in the wooded Robin Hood Hills area of West Memphis, Ark. A month later, three teenagers, Jason Baldwin, Damien Echols and Jessie Misskelley, were arrested, accused and convicted of brutally raping, mutilating and killing the boys. Fraught with innuendoes of devil worship, allegations of coerced confessions and emotionally charged statements, the case was one of the most sensational in state history. The films sparked a national debate regarding the innocence or guilt of the West Memphis 3. With the support of HBO, the filmmakers have stuck with the story over an 18-year period, making these compelling films in order to continue to shed light, raise awareness and spur debate about the events that transpired at that time and in subsequent years after the convictions.

“Eighteen years and three films ago, we started this journey to document the terrible murders of three innocent boys and the subsequent circus that followed thearrests and convictions of Baldwin, Echols and Misskelley,” said director and producer Joe Berlinger. “To see our work culminate in the righting of this tragic miscarriage of justice is more than a filmmaker could ask for.”

Added co-director Bruce Sinofsky, “Today, we, along with HBO, are humbled to bea part of this remarkable outcome.” Premiering at the 1996 Sundance Film Festival, “Paradise Lost: The Child Murders at Robin Hood Hills” went on to win many accolades after its HBO presentation, receiving Emmy® and Peabody Awards, and a DGA nomination, among other honors, and was named Best Documentary by the National Board of Review. “Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory” is directed and produced by Joe Berlinger; codirected and produced by Bruce Sinofsky; edited by Alyse Ardell Spiegel; director of photography, Bob Richman; producer/second unit director; Jonathan Silberberg; featuring songs by Metallica. For HBO: supervising producer, Nancy Abraham; executive producer, Sheila Nevins.

 

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