Duran Duran: A Hollywood High feature-length Docu-Concert film to stream exclusively on Paramount+ beginning the 21st of June.
Duran Duran has announced further release details for their feature-length docu-concert film, ‘A Hollywood High’, which will premiere exclusively on Paramount + later this month in the US, UK, Canada, Italy and France, alongside physical product releases on DVD and Blu-ray in early August. Celebrating the band’s four-decade career and love affair with Los Angeles, the movie features new interviews with the band and a legendary rooftop set captured in March 2022, shot with the Capitol Records building – the band’s first record label home – as the iconic backdrop.
DVD & BLU-RAY
The band is excited to share that the film is set to hit stores on August 4th via Lastman Media and Cherry Red Records. You’ll be able to catch it on Paramount+ starting June 21st. What’s more, the DVD and Blu-ray releases will feature 20 minutes of exclusive extras, such as never-before-seen documentary footage, an additional song recorded during the live performance, and highlights from a Q&A that the band did in LA around the original cinema release.
For those who want even more, there will be additional product bundles available that feature limited edition recordings from the show, released as flexi-disc test-pressings housed in specially designed booklets and numbered and signed by the band. These are available here.
ONE NIGHT-ONLY LONDON SCREENING
In the UK, the release of ‘A Hollywood High’ will be marked with a special one-night-only London screening event taking place at HERE at Outernet on 3rd August, the day before the official DVD and Blu-ray releases. The film will be screened in full before an exclusive Roger Taylor DJ set where fans can look forward to a carefully curated selection of dance-floor anthems, deep cuts and new discoveries. The event will kick off at 6 pm BST, with Roger’s set at 8 pm. Tickets will be available via DICE? with details to follow via all social channels.
ROGER TAYLOR, NICK RHODES, AND JOHN TAYLOR
Roger Taylor-“I’m immensely looking forward to DJ’ing at the Outernet in London on August 3rd. Hoping to take everyone on a unique musical journey after this special screening of our film ‘A Hollywood High’.”
Nick Rhodes-“This was our first US show in several years, so we wanted to do something really special and intimate. After considering many options, a rooftop performance quickly became the frontrunner. It was post-pandemic, we had never done anything like that before, and we had just released our new album – FUTURE PAST. Somehow it seemed like a magical doorway to the next part of our journey.”
John Taylor-“Duran Duran have had an enduring relationship with the city of Los Angeles since the first time we came to America. We were determined to do something unique to celebrate our four decades together. A rooftop performance in LA with the Capitol Records building across the street and the Hollywood sign looming in the distance sounded perfect and turned out to be an extraordinary night for all of us.”
MORE ABOUT THE DVD & BLU-RAY
The DVD and Blu-ray releases (NTSC/ABC region free) tell the story of Duran Duran’s deep relationship with Los Angeles through exclusive interviews, together with behind-the-scenes video and unseen archival footage, charting their rise to become one of the most successful and influential bands of all time.
The DVD & Blu-Ray releases arrive amidst a busy year of live touring that has already seen Duran Duran perform sold-out arena shows across the UK and Ireland. The performances were rapturously received and have seen Duran Duran described as at “royalty status” by The Times, “decadent and bombastic” by The Telegraph, “a first-class and commanding performance” by CLASH, “joyous” by The Sun, “national treasures” by The Spectator whilst the Mail On Sunday confirmed, “their charms haven’t changed”.
ABOUT THE DOCU-CONCERT FILM
‘A Hollywood High’ was first released globally in cinemas in November 2022, directed by three award-winning industry veterans, Gavin Elder, Vincent Adam Paul and George Scott. Lastman Media and Magus Entertainment are executive producers. The film is distributed and released on DVD and Blu-ray by Cherry Red Records. ‘A Hollywood High’ is the latest in Lastman Media’s VERTIGO series, which creates highly curated ‘once-in-a-lifetime’ events in iconic locations. The theatrically-led series uses VIP experiences to produce a multi-format strategy of exclusive content for fans across the world. Breaking the usual mould of previous music films for TV, the VERTIGO model is both creative and commercial. VERTIGO shoots epic artists in awe-inspiring landscapes and locations, reinventing the live concert film format in an innovative way.
‘A Hollywood High’ follows a wave of landmark achievements for Duran Duran. Their 2022 induction into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame marked a career peak after headlining London’s Hyde Park, performing at the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Concert at Buckingham Palace, closing the opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Games in their home town of Birmingham, and a headline tour across North America which included sold-out shows at New York’s Madison Square Garden and three nights at the Hollywood Bowl. A live performance in New York City’s Times Square on New Year’s Eve saw the band lead celebrations counting fans down into 2023 in front of a live audience of over 1 million people on New York City’s streets. All this after the huge success of their latest studio album FUTURE PAST, hailed as Duran Duran at their best by critics and fans alike, four decades into their rich and storied career.
Duran Duran is currently touring North America through September, and today announced additional dates in Montreal and Atlantic City. Tickets are on sale here. More information is available at www.DuranDuranAHollywoodHigh.com and www.duranduran.com.
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