Depeche Mode announces the release of the HD version of their 1989 documentary / live concert film ‘101’, with new, previously unreleased performance footage. The boxset release will include a photo book, an original US theatrical poster and 4K downloads of the film.
Depeche Mode have announced the release of a digitally restored edition of their 1989 concert film and documentary, Depeche Mode 101. The collaborative documentary was co-directed by acclaimed husband-and-wife filmmaking team D.A. Pennebaker (Don’t Look Back) and Chris Hegedus (The War Room) with active creative input from Depeche Mode, who'd held an exclusive contest for fans offering an appearance in a Depeche Mode movie as the prize.
The film chronicled not only the 101st and final performance of their ‘Music For The Masses’ world tour, recorded live at California’s Pasadena Rose Bowl on June 18, 1988, but the narrative also follows the contest winners traveling across America to attend Rose Bowl concert, in a cinematic precursor to the youth culture trend of "reality tv" programming, the film successfully captures the synergy between the band and their fans.
According to band's official webpage, the new HD edition “has been meticulously upgraded using 4k scans of the original film reels to create an all-new viewing experience.”
The Blu-ray version will include three previously unseen bonus performances of ‘A Question of Lust,’ ‘Sacred’ and ‘Something To Do’ plus the official promotional video for ‘Everything Counts’ (the DVD set will not include the three bonus performances).
Additional contents in the new, limited edition Depeche Mode 101 box set include a 48-page behind-the-scenes story of the day photo book; a 20" x 30" replica of the original US theatrical release movie poster; a 16 page Anton Corbijn Photo Mode book as featured in the original album release; a double CD of the original 20 track 101 concert release; and a Download Card providing access to 4K downloads of the film and bonus performances plus 24-bit audio files of the 101 concert release. The two DVDs in the set contain the original extras from the 2003 DVD release of Depeche Mode - 101, which are exclusive to the DVD discs.
The 101 box will be released on 3 December 2021 and can be pre-ordered here.
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