From Acclaimed Director Stephen Kijak and the Oscar®-Winning Producers of
Searching for Sugar Man, X JAPAN Documentary Takes Center Stage on Blu-ray™, DVD and Digital HD on April 25 from Magnolia Home Entertainment Under The Magnet Label
"If We Are X proves anything, it's that rock bands can experience similar trials: acrimony and fatalities, but also, sometimes, glorious comebacks."
-- THE NEW YORK TIMES
"It succeeds as an examination of why we turn to escapist art and what we do when it's no longer there."
-- THE WRAP
"Invoking the spirit of an epic rock show, We Are X expresses all the energy, joy and sadness of X Japan's music."
-- THE LOS ANGELES TIMES
WE ARE X DVD cover: https://spaces.hightail.com/receive/Wi8bA.
On Tuesday, April 25, WE ARE X, the transcendent and captivating rock 'n' roll documentary about one of the most successful bands in history, X JAPAN, arrives on Blu-Ray™, DVD and Digital HD from Magnolia Home Entertainment under the Magnet Label. From director and acclaimed documentarian Stephen Kijak (Stones in Exile, Scott Walker: 30 Century Man), and produced by the Oscar-winning production team behind Searching for Sugar Man, WE ARE X profiles the blockbuster Japanese rock band X JAPANand its enigmatic frontman YOSHIKI--composer, classically trained pianist, drummer and the creative force behind the band's wild success.
Featuring interviews with Gene Simmons, Marilyn Manson, Stan Lee and more, WE ARE X dives into YOSHIKI's life and X JAPAN's attempt to break into the American music industry. Supported by concert footage, band interviews and fan photos, the compelling film takes a look at X JAPAN's hardships and conflicts including suicide and cultism. Also spotlighting the band's triumphs, WE ARE X explores the group's phenomenal success, boasting more than 30 million albums and singles sold, countless sold-out concerts around the world, and fans in North America, Europe, Latin America and South East Asia.
Special features for WE ARE X include deleted scenes featuring Hello Kittydesigner Yuko Yamaguchi and clips from Kitty Con, the New Economy Summit, Tateyama and the X Museum, as well as deleted interviews with members of X JAPAN. Extras also include seven interview vignettes with YOSHIKIi about WE ARE X, and two live performances, "Forever Love" and "Kurenai," from X JAPAN's 1997 "The Last Live" concert at the Tokyo Dome. A tribute to the band with the "Born to be Free" Fan Video featuring concert footage and global fan interviews is also included. The documentary will be available on Blu-ray and DVD for the suggested retail price of $29.98 and $26.98, and on Digital HD via iTunes, Google Play, Amazon Video and additional digital retailers on April 25.
From the producers of the Oscar-winning film Searching for Sugar Man, comes WE ARE X, a transcendent rock and roll story about one of the biggest and most successful bands the world's never heard of...yet. Under the enigmatic direction of drummer, pianist, composer, and producer YOSHIKI, X JAPAN has sold over 30 million singles and albums combined--captivating such a wide range of admirers as Sir George Martin, KISS, Stan Lee, and even the Japanese Emperor. An astonishingly intimate portrait of a deeply haunted--but truly unstoppable--virtuoso and the music that has enthralled legions of the world's most devoted fans.
- Deleted Scenes
- Deleted Interviews:
- Yoshiki on We Are X
- "Forever Love" (From 1997's "The Last Live" Concert at Tokyo Dome)
- "Kurenai" (From 1997's "The Last Live" Concert at Tokyo Dome)
- "Born to be Free" Fan Video
|DVD Price:||$26.98||Blu-ray Price:||$29.98|
|Street Date:||April 25, 2017||Street Date:||April 25, 2017|
|Run Time:||95 minutes||Run Time:||95 minutes|
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WE ARE X soundtrack available now via Sony Music's Legacy Recordings:
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