A Band Called Death (2013)

A Band Called Death was released on DVD on August 13, 2013
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Before Bad Brains, the Sex Pistols or even the Ramones, there was a band called Death. Punk before punk existed, three teenage brothers in the early ’70s formed a band in their spare bedroom, began playing a few local gigs and even pressed a single in the hopes of getting signed. But this was the era of Motown and emerging disco. Record companies found Death’s music— and band name—too intimidating, and the group were never given a fair shot, disbanding before they even completed one album. Equal parts electrifying rockumentary and epic family love story, A Band Called Deathchronicles the incredible fairy-tale journey of what happened almost three decades later, when a dusty 1974 demo tape made its way out of the attic and found an audience several generations younger. Playing music impossibly ahead of its time, Death is now being credited as the first black punk band (hell…the first punk band!), and are finally receiving their long overdue recognition as true rock pioneers.

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US DVD Release Date August 13, 2013
UK DVD Release Date UK - Not announced
Australia DVD Release Date AU - Not announced

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Complete Movie Details

Run time 96 minutes
Theater Release Date June 28, 2013
DVD and Blu-ray Release Date August 13, 2013
Actors Alice Cooper, Bobby Hackney, Henry Rollins, Dannis Hackney, David Hackney
Directed by Mark Christopher Covino, Jeff Howlett
Studio Drafthouse Films
MPAA Not-Rated (Not Rated)
Gross $125,856
Genre(s) Documentary
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