How can you sum up 30 years of Rock ‘N’ Roll genius, attitude, mystery, and pain of a mystical band of dreamers? From acclaimed filmmaker Jim Jarmusch (Ghost Dog, Stranger Than Paradise) comes a raw, energetic and edgy film about the legendary rock band Neil Young And Crazy Horse.
The film is Year Of the Horse, soon to be released by USA Home Entertainment, an up close and personal look into Crazy Horse, a band that has been together for over three decades. From the tragic loss of band member Danny Whitten to the camaraderie born out of years on the road, Jarmusch uses non-linear interviews and mixes footage from 1976 and 1986 with all-access footage from the band’s 1996 tour. Filmed in 16mm and Super 8, the raw beauty of the film stocks exposes the quality of the band’s music, as well as the chemistry among the four men. The concert footage is intense and the interviews and behind the scenes unveil the funny, edgy and emotional side of the band. It is obvious that they dig making music together.
The disc presents the movie in a full frame transfer with both Dolby Digital 5.1 and DTS 5.1 soundtracks. A Dolby ProLogic track is included as well. Bonus features include: 48 minutes of interviews with the band and Jim Jarmusch; a trailer; and a DVD-ROM link to the official Neil Young Web Site.
The disc is scheduled for release on November 14th. The suggested retail price is $24.95.