Anvil! The Story Of Anvil, the heartbreaking and heartwarming story of a veteran heavy metal band, is getting a wide theatrical release with its remaster.
The film, which is one of the rock docs that kicked off the genre’s boom ahead of the likes of Amy and Searching for Sugar Man, will be released in 200 theaters across the U.S., timed to its 13th anniversary.
It’s a rare move for a remastered documentary. The re-release – the film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2008 – will feature remastered picture and sound, as well as a new exclusive epilogue interview. The re-release comes from Utopia and Abramorama, which released the doc originally, alongside director Sacha Gervasi’s Portobello Electric.
A special one-night engagement in 200 theaters will take place on September 27 with select extended theatrical runs through October at national circuits including AMC and Regal Cinemas. This comes after a special event premiere and performance presented in conjunction with Beyond Fest on September 22 in Los Angeles at the Saban Theatre, with a live concert by the band and a Q&A with Steve “Lips” Kudlow, Robb Reiner, Gervasi and producer Rebecca Yeldham, moderated by Jackass’ Steve-O. It will then be available for digital pre-order on iTunes and Vudu starting September 27.
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