'AC/DC: Let There Be Rock (Limited Collector's Edition)' Announced for Blu-ray

Posted Mon Feb 14, 2011 at 12:00 PM PST by

Ultimate AC/DC fans can pick up a swaggy limited edition collector's set on Blu-ray this June!

In an early announcement to retailers, Warner Music will be bringing 'AC/DC: Let There Be Rock (Limited Collector's Edition)' to Blu-ray on June 7.

The only movie powered by AC/DC. This legendary concert film, covering a 1979 Paris concert during the Australian heavy metal band's "Highway To Hell" tour showcases the power and precision that the quintet bring to vicious rockers like "Whole Lotta Rosie" and "Let There Be Rock." Pixieish lead guitarist Angus Young, attired in his trademark school-boy's uniform, takes center stage with his energetic antics and frenetic solos, while the rest of the band crank out their minimalist boogie with quiet determination. Interview segments and humorous backstage footage show another side to the thuggish musicians, especially AC/DC's flamboyant lead singer Bon Scott, who died two months after this filmed concert.

The release will be a Blu-ray/DVD combo pack and will feature 1080p video, a DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 soundtrack, and supplements will include: Loud, Locked & Loaded: The Rites of Rock: Seasoned rockers, actors and journalists recollect their rite of passage as early witnesses to the raw, bone rattling rock of AC/DC; AC/DC: The Bedrock of Riff: No one has mastered the basic DNA of Riff Rock as successfully as AC/DC. Explore Angus and Malcolm Young's telepathic groove and the four-on-the-floor swing of Mark Rudd; Angus Young: A True Guitar Monster: Angus Young's transformation from diminutive schoolboy to raging rock monster electrifies the masses. Find out what makes this time bomb tick; Bon Scott: The Pirate of Rock 'n' Roll: Bon Scott was the ringleader of the AC/DC circus, balancing his screaming sexuality with a rakish charm. Get a glimpse into the life of a classic Rock 'n' Roll pirate; AC/DC: A Rock Solid Legacy: From bar band to arena rock, AC/DC stuck to their guns and shot their way to the top. Fellow rockers and journalists chart AC/DC's ascent into the Pantheon of Rock Gods in rock 'n' roll history; and BD Playlist: your favorite songs in your favorite order.

The release will also include a 32-page tribute book by rock journalist Anthony Bozza (author of Why AC/DC Matters, exclusive souvenir guitar pick, and collector card set featuring concert photos and will be housed inside tin packaging.

The full set list can be viewed here.

Suggested list price is $44.98.

You can find the latest specs for 'AC/DC: Let There Be Rock (Limited Collector's Edition)' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it's indexed under June 7.

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