Have you managed to get through the post-concert blues after X JAPAN’s concert in Wembley? Now get ready for WE ARE X, the award-winning rock ‘n roll documentary about one of the most successful bands in history! It will arrive 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. Also included is a tribute to the band with the Born to be Free Fan Video featuring concert footage and global fan interviews.
The documentary will be available on Blu-ray and DVD for the suggested retail price of $29.98 and $26.98, and on Digital HD via iTunes, Google Play, Amazon Video and additional digital retailers on April 25. (Yes, it’s just a few days away from when we posted this, so get ready!)
And that’s not all! Yoshiki has revealed a special, limited-edition collaboration YOSHIKISS T-shirt on his official web store. It’s just cute and badass at the same time, don’t you agree?
Fans can also pick up rare goods from Yoshiki’s recent sold-out Yoshiki Classical Special concerts at Carnegie Hall, so hurry up and grab yours!