Posted Fri Dec 2, 2016 at 06:00 AM PST by Tom Landy
The music documentary will be available on Blu-ray in March.
In an early announcement to retailers, Magnolia says 'We Are X' will arrive on Blu-ray on March 7.
From the production team behind the Academy Award winning Searching for Sugar Man, We Are X is a transcendent and beautifully shot rock 'n' roll story about the Japanese band X Japan, one of the biggest rock bands in the world. Celebrated as "a fascinating and assured documentary" (The New York Times) that "tells the greatest rock 'n' roll story America has never heard" (Pitchfork), the film is directed by acclaimed documentarian Stephen Kijak (Stones In Exile, Scott Walker: 30 Century Man). The critically acclaimed music documentary premiered theatrically starting October 21 via Drafthouse Films and is continuing to expand in theaters in over 40 markets nationwide.
Under the enigmatic direction of Yoshiki, composer, classically-trained pianist, drummer/percussionist, and the creative force behind the group, X Japan has sold over 30 million singles and albums combined, captivating such a wide range of admirers such as Sir George Martin, Gene Simmons, Marilyn Manson, Stan Lee, and the Japanese Emperor, while pioneering a spectacle-driven style of visual rock called Visual Kei, a one-of-a-kind cultural phenomenon. We Are X is an intimate portrait of a deeply haunted – but truly unstoppable – virtuoso and the music that has enthralled legions of the world's most devoted fans.
"We Are X is an extraordinary and exhilarating documentary about the cultural phenomenon Yoshiki and his best-selling band X Japan," said Randy Wells, Head of Magnolia Home Entertainment. "Stephen Kijak's film is a true celebration of Yoshiki's enduring legacy."
"I've been overwhelmed by the reception to the film thus far," said Kijak. "I couldn't be more excited to be working with Magnolia, who I have admired for so long, to continue to spread Yoshiki's inspiring message of salvation through art and the incredible story of X Japan to the masses."
"We are delighted to be in the hands of such an experienced and successful distributor," said Producer John Battsek. "We are excited to partner with Magnolia to continue to tell the unbelievable story of Yoshiki and X Japan. Magnolia really is the perfect home for We Are X."
You can find the latest specs for 'We Are X' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it's indexed under March 7.
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