Chuck Berry Hail! Hail! Rock ‘n’ Roll on Blu-ray

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The 1987 concert film/documentary “Chuck Berry Hail! Hail! Rock ‘n’ Roll” is coming to Blu-ray Disc in a “Collector’s Edition” on November 19th via Shout Select (Shout! Factory). The film, directed by Taylor Hackford, was recorded in 1986 during a 60th birthday concert celebration for Rock music legend Chuck Berry, put together by his friend Keith Richards (of The Rolling Stones). The incredible line-up of musicians that took part in this concert included Eric Clapton, Robert Cray, Linda Ronstadt, Etta James, and Julian Lennon – as well as his father John Lennon via archival footage. This Blu-ray is not yet available for pre-order over at Amazon but you can stay tuned for an update on that. UPDATE: Tech specs for the release include 1080p video in the 1.85:1 aspect ratio and DTS-HD 5.1 Master Audio sound. Bonus materials set to be included on this “Collector’s Edition” Blu-ray are listed below.

  • Introduction by director Taylor Hackford
  • 54 minutes of rehearsal footage
  • The Reluctant Movie Star making-of documentary
  • Trailer
  • Witnesses to History documentary Parts 1 & 2
  • “Chuckisms” – a collection of classic Chuck Berry remarks
  • “The Burnt Scrapbook” – Chuck Berry reminisces over his musical memories with The Band’s Robbie Robertson

Further below, after the break, you can find the official announcement regarding this upcoming Blu-ray release of the film.

 

 

PRESS RELEASE:

 

For Immediate Release
August 13, 2019

 

CHUCK BERRY: HAIL! HAIL! ROCK ‘N’ ROLL (COLLECTOR’S EDITION)

AVAILABLE ON BLU-RAY™ FOR THE FIRST TIME

ON NOVEMBER 19, 2019

FROM SHOUT! FACTORY

Los Angeles, CA – Shout! Factory pays homage to a legend with the November 19 Shout Select release of Chuck Berry: Hail! Hail! Rock ‘N’ Roll (Collector’s Edition) on DVD, and for the first time ever, on Blu-ray™.

The unforgettable life and music of legendary rock pioneer Chuck Berry are celebrated in this landmark feature film, capturing a once-in-a-lifetime gathering of rock ‘n’ roll’s finest! In 1986, Keith Richards invited a roster of brilliant musicians to honor Chuck Berry for an evening of music to commemorate Berry’s 60th birthday, including performances by Eric Clapton, Robert Cray, Linda Ronstadt, Etta James, and Julian Lennon, along with archival footage of an unforgettable duet by Chuck and John Lennon!

This dynamite crowd pleaser from director Taylor Hackford (Ray, Against All Odds), and Stephanie Bennett, producer of Chuck Berry: Hail! Hail! Rock ‘N’ Roll and author of the new book Johnny B. Bad: Chuck Berry and the Making of Hail! Hail! Rock ‘N’ Roll, will keep your toes tapping and your soul rocking all night long!

Special Features Include:

  • Introduction by director Taylor Hackford
  • 54 minutes of rehearsal footage
  • The Reluctant Movie Star making-of documentary
  • Trailer
  • Witnesses to History documentary Parts 1 & 2
  • “Chuckisms” – a collection of classic Chuck Berry remarks
  • “The Burnt Scrapbook” – Chuck Berry reminisces over his musical memories with The Band’s Robbie Robertson