The documentary We Are X is getting a limited edition Steelbook release featuring the artwork of Becky Cloonan...
From the production team behind the Oscar winning Searching for Sugar Man comes We Are X, a transcendent rock & roll story about X Japan, the world’s biggest and most successful band you’ve 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––and pioneered a spectacle driven style of visual rock, creating a one of a kind cultural phenomenon.
Chronicling the band’s exhilarating, tumultuous and unimaginable history over the past three decades––persevering through personal, physical and spiritual heartache––the film culminates with preparations for their breathtaking reunion concert at New York’s legendary Madison Square Garden. Directed by acclaimed documentarian Stephen Kijak (Stones in Exile, Scott Walker: 30 Century Man), We Are X is 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.
Becky Cloonan is better know for her work as a comics creator and illustrator, writing Gotham Academy for DC Comics, the highly acclaimed horror comic Southern Cross and doing the beautiful illustrations for Harper Designs' illustrated edition of the classic Dracula.
This release contains the Region 2 blu-ray of the documentary, and Special Features include:
‘Born To Be Free’ Fan Video
Live Performances of ‘Forever Love’ and ‘Kurenai’
Interviews with Yoshiki and X Japan Band Members
It will be available from 22nd May
Images - ©2016 XJ FILMS, LLC