Motorhead to Rock HD DVD with 'Stage Fright'

Posted Mon Sep 24, 2007 at 04:55 AM PDT by
Motorhead: Stage Fright [HD DVD Box Art]

Already released in Europe, SPV Records says the feature-packed HD DVD edition of Motorhead: Stage Fright' is bound for the States this October.

Documenting a stop on the group's sold-out 2004 tour, 'Stage Fright' showcasing the legendary (and very loud) metal band blasting through over twenty of their best-known songs.

Indie music distributor SPV is pulling out all the stops for its maiden high-def title, which has already been released to rave reviews overseas. Not only will 'Stage Fright' hit HD DVD on October 23 boasting all of the bonus materials included on the previous US-released DVD edition, but it will also include several cutting-edge features exclusive to the next-gen version.

Among the standard-def extras are audio commentary with the band, a full-length documentary with extensive historical interviews, a fan testimonial featurette, slide show and discography.

New to the HD DVD is picture-in-picture video commentary with the band, plus three innovative features never-before-seen on a high-def title (music or otherwise). Utilizing the HD DVD format's HDi authoring environment, 'Stage Fright' will allow users to take their own "snapshots" from the video portion of the concert and create a custom still gallery, as well as arrange their own setlist. Additional web-enabled content features will round out the set.

Tech specs include the complete concert presented in its original 1.78:1 aspect ratio and 1080p video, with DTS-HD Lossless Master Audio 5.1 surround.

SPV has set a $29.98 list price for the set.

As always, you'll find disc details for 'Motorhead: Stage Fright' linked from our HD DVD Release Schedule, where it is indexed under October 23.

We've also set up a dedicated thread for SPV Record's debut high-def title in our Forums area -- click the following link to discuss the 'Motorhead: Stage Fright' HD DVD release.

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