Release of film


Was this an actual, wide theatrical release?

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All I can tell ya is I saw it in an actual theatre at the time it was released. Whether it was a "wide" release, I don't know. The coolest thing was, the theatre I saw it at gave you tickets that looked like concert tickets, and each one had a picture of one of the band members on it. Very cool collectible, wish I still had mine...
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Yes.

Back in the 70's to early 80's a lot of ROCK-u-mentries where shown in selected theatres. Malcolm Young said that the reason this movie hasnt been put onto DVD is because the original film reel is damaged.

Tho, persoanly I couldnt care less if they did it from a VHS or BETA copy. I have this on DVD as a bootleg. And the sound is 5.1, the image looks great and all... the only thing I would really love to see is the actual perfomance of Walk All Over You & TNT(Cut from the movie!)

And I'm sure there mustve been a lot more interveiw footage.. even if it has crackles and specks through the footage and is hard to see at times, I think any hardcore AC/DC fan would still love to see it officialy released.

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I was the marketing man for the Melbourne Film company that distributed the film in the early '80s. It was released on one screen in Melbourne (the Eastend cinemas, ran for 3 weeks and then did 5 drive-ins. The film was shown in other Australian city, but in Western Australia where Bon Scott came from, it was shown at the Perth Entertainment centre (10,000 capacity). This was like a concert more than a film screening , Bon's parents were in the audience and wept.

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I saw it in Nashville (in 70mm!), so it must've been a fairly wide release. There were cool tickets the other poster mentioned with Angus' image on them, as well as t-shirts and other paraphernalia for sale in the lobby.

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It played Chicago and outlying areas at Midnight only on Friday and Saturday and for many theaters it was just one weekend because of the problems the vast audiences caused.

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I saw it in a theater (UA 150 in Seattle) around 1981. The theater had set up a monstrous sound system/PA so it was practically like being at the actual concert itself. Blew my mind back then.

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