AC/DC 'Let There Be Rock' Live Movie To Be Released On DVD In June

"Let There Be Rock", the AC/DC concert documentary that was filmed December 1979 at the Pavillion De Paris, will finally receive its long-awaited DVD release in June (postponed from the previously announced January).

AC/DC 'Let There Be Rock' Live Movie To Be Released On DVD In June
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"Let There Be Rock", the AC/DC concert documentary that was filmed December 1979 at the Pavillion De Paris, will finally receive its long-awaited DVD release in June (postponed from the previously announced January). Eddie Trunk, the co-host of the VH1 Classic television program "That Metal Show", was interviewed about the band's impact for one of the DVD's bonus features. He wrote last year on his blog, "[The company which is releasing the DVD is] doing some cleanups to the audio and video and making it as high-def as the source will allow." He added, "I can tell you I have an advance and it looks and sounds great, but they are making it even better!"

According to the All Music Guide, "Let There Be Rock" was released in France a year after it was filmed, though American release was delayed until well after the band had established themselves in the States with new vocalist Brian Johnson and the multi-platinum success of the "Back In Black" album.

In his review of the original "Let There Be Rock" film, Fred Beldin of the All Music Guide wrote, "Director Eric Dionysis captures the excitement of the live show with an energetic style and effective close-up shots, though the staged interviews and sub-'The Song Remains The Same' fantasy sequences show the band to be bemused but not convinced by these attempts to add some arty depth to the proceedings. The highlight of the extracurricular segments is Bon Scott, radiating warmth and humility in these last interviews before his untimely death at age 33 from alcohol poisoning."

Thanks for the report to Blabbermouth.net.

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    -xCaMRocKx-
    Awesome! I don't really like Brian, but Bon Scott era AC/DC is awesome, I'd love to see this.
    spyder52
    spyder52 wrote: Very good news, I can re-live a moment when I was -16 years old!
    As in not born!
    thejester
    yay i cant wait. also have this on vhs, but dont have a vcr anymore. looking forward to it, hopefully its blu ray too!
    Skuzzmo
    Ahhh... fantastic... Got this on VHS years and years ago but the tape and the player are both no more... lol
    de-fexxx666
    Finally! Worn out 2 copies of the VHS, and finally had to resort to a bootleg DVD of it. One of my favorite concert videos of all time, glad to finally see it getting the release it's long overdue for!
    flame_mc
    Skuzzmo wrote: Ahhh... fantastic... Got this on VHS years and years ago but the tape and the player are both no more... lol
    wow you've got quite a relic there. Amazing to see good old Bon on HD
    Axe Samurai
    Awesome!!!! Let there be rock is my favourite AC/DC album and is one of the most influential things on my life as it is the reason I picked up guitar and base my life around music now. I used to listen to it so much as a child because my dad was a massive AC/DC fan. It was the 1st album I ever owned because my dad game it to me. There are childhood videos of me dancing around the house to the album as well. So this news is amazing for me.
    elvor0
    Excelent, we'll get to see good old Bon Scott in action in lovely HD. Let there be rock indeed.