Release of film
Was this an actual, wide theatrical release?share
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...
Freedom of religion is fine and good but freedom FROM religion is better for everyone.
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.
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.share
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.share
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.share
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.