JROCK NEWS is giving away two copies of X Japan’s award-winning documentary WE ARE X on DVD, one for a Facebook follower and one for a Twitter follower. This giveaway for the US edition of the DVD ends on May 1, 2016, and is open to US residents only. Simply tag a friend you would watch this with, then share/retweet the Facebook or Twitter post.
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About WE ARE X
WE ARE X, the award-winning rock-n-roll documentary about one of the most successful bands in history, arrives on Blu-Ray, DVD, and Digital HD on April 25 from Magnolia Home Entertainment under The Magnet Label. From director and acclaimed documentarian Stephen Kijak (Stones in Exile), WE ARE X profiles the blockbuster Japanese rock band, X Japan, and its enigmatic frontman Yoshiki–composer, classically trained pianist, drummer and the creative force behind the band’s wild success.
Featuring interviews with Gene Simmons, Marilyn Manson, Stan Lee and more, WE ARE X dives into Yoshiki’s life and X Japan’s attempt to break into the American music industry. Supported by concert footage, band interviews, and fan photos, the compelling film takes a look at X Japan’s hardships and conflicts including suicide and cultism. Also spotlighting the band’s triumphs, WE ARE X explores the group’s phenomenal success, boasting more than 30 million albums and singles sold, countless sold-out concerts around the world, and fans in North America, Europe, Latin America and South East Asia.
Special features for WE ARE X include deleted scenes featuring Hello Kitty designer Yuko Yamaguchi and clips from Kitty Con, the New Economy Summit, Tateyama and the X Museum, as well as deleted interviews with members of X Japan. Extras also include seven interview vignettes with Yoshiki about WE ARE X, and two live performances, Forever Love and Kurenai, from X Japan’s 1997 The Last Live concert at the Tokyo Dome. A tribute to the band with the Born to be Free fan video featuring concert footage and global fan interviews is also included.
If We Are X proves anything, it’s that rock bands can experience similar trials: acrimony and fatalities, but also, sometimes, glorious comebacks. – The New York Times
It succeeds as an examination of why we turn to escapist art and what we do when it’s no longer there. – The Wrap
Invoking the spirit of an epic rock show, We Are X expresses all the energy, joy and sadness of X Japan’s music. – Los Angeles Times
From the producers of the Oscar-winning film Searching for Sugar Man, comes WE ARE X, a transcendent rock and roll story about one of the biggest and most successful bands the world’s never heard of…yet. Under the enigmatic direction of drummer, pianist, composer, and producer Yoshiki, X Japan has sold over 30 million singles and albums combined–captivating such a wide range of admirers as Sir George Martin, KISS, Stan Lee, and even the Japanese Emperor. An astonishingly intimate portrait of a deeply haunted–but truly unstoppable–virtuoso and the music that has enthralled legions of the world’s most devoted fans.