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
- 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.