Neil Young's Greendale in July
Sanctuary Visual Entertainment
have announced the UK DVD release of Neil Young's Greendale for 5th July 2004 with a retail price of £19.99. Neil Young has made what he calls a "musical novel," telling the story of a three generational family, a cop's inadvertent murder and the sociopolitical evolution of a girl named Sun Green. Not a concert film, Young directed actors on locations on his Northern California home turf to create his Greendale, a rural town microcosm of a world in crisis. He shot the film himself on a German Super 8 underwater camera he loves. Then it was blown up to 35mm, giving the film a rough-hewn, almost Seurat-like look.
Greendale is a humanist fable told through ten interlocking songs performed by Young, who never appears in the film, but whose distinctive voice is heard singing the story and the dialogue of his lip-synching actors.
In addition to the Greendale film which boasts DTS/DD5.1 Surround and DD2.0 Stereo audio, the DVD comes with the documentary The Making of Greendale, which contains interviews with Neil and the cast plus behind the scenes footage. Additional extras include 3 live performances of 'Greendale' songs including "Be The Rain", full lyrics of all ten songs, and a complete Neil Young discography