Sanctuary bring you Rush In Rio this November

Sanctuary Visual Entertainment in association with Coming Home Studios and Anthem Entertainment have announced the UK Region 0 DVD release of Rush In Rio for 24th November 2003 with a retail price of £19.99. The DVD coincides with the 3-disc live CD album of the same name, released in the UK by East West Records. Below is a quick rundown of features on this disc, following the cover artwork however is the full press release that delves a little deeper into what you can expect...

  • Anamorphic Widescreen (PAL)
  • DD5.1 Surround and DD2.0 Stereo
  • Documentary - approx. 45 mins: includes exclusive interviews, rare rehearsal and backstage footage
  • Additional DVD extras feature Easter Eggs (hidden clips) including a rare promo video, and "Bytor" cartoon
  • Multi-Angle Alternate Cut options:
    • 1. Three alternate cuts of the song "YYZ"; focusing on individual band members
    • 2. Drum Solo - includes two alternative cuts
    • 3. Three alternative cuts of La Villa Strangiato; focusing on individual band members

From the PR:

Celebrated, critically acclaimed and idolised worldwide, RUSH - Geddy Lee (bass and vocals), Alex Lifeson (guitar) and Neil Peart (drums and percussion) - give an outstanding performance in this kaleidoscopic rock'n'roll extravaganza, meticulously filmed in the world famous Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Performed on 23 November 2002, and shot with 22 cameras in 16x9 widescreen format, this historic concert was the band's final date on their successful "Vapor Trails" World Tour". The DVD beautifully captures the true spirit and energy of the show in front of 60,000 ecstatic fans.

RUSH performs some of their best-known songs including Closer to the Heart, The Spirit of Radio, Limelight, New World Man, Tom Sawyer, and the monumental, futuristic anthem 2112. At the end of the DVD, RUSH perform the classic Working Man - the same song that first appeared as the closing track on their self-titled debut album, originally released in 1974. RUSH's 17 studio albums are well represented through a relentless 28-strong performance.

Sanctuary Visual Entertainment are set to release the DVD as a special edition 2-disc package that highlights an exclusive 45-minute fly-on-the-wall documentary of the band's tour of Brazil, and includes behind-the-scenes footage as they travel to concerts in Porte Allegre, Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro. The DVD is also packed with extensive bonus features including multi-camera options and 'Easter Eggs' (hidden footage).

"Rush in Rio" is being hailed as one of the most technically outstanding achievements in the history of music DVD, and captures the energy, power and virtuosity of this legendary, rock ensemble. The concert is one of the first music DVDs to feature 'MX Picture in Picture Multi-Angle Technology'. Implemented by Coming Home Studios, 'MX' enables viewers to select four different camera angles to view the concert. The technology utilises multiple remote cameras to capture every aspect of the band's performance.

Four miniature screens appear directly beneath the overall main screen. While the concert is playing on the latter, the DVD viewer can highlight one of the four mini screens or camera angles. Once a camera angle or screen is highlighted, the overall main screen automatically edits into the camera angle that is chosen. The multi-angle technology enables the viewer to manipulate the camera angles whilst experiencing the concert, and gives the DVD viewer the ability to select content. The end result is an interactive concert experience that allows the viewer to freely edit the camera angles in real time.

Track Listing
Tom Sawyer
Distant Early Warning
New World Man
Roll The Bones
The Pass
The Big Money
Natural Science
Closer To The Heart
One Little Victory
Ghost Rider
Secret Touch
Red Sector 'A'
Leave That Thing Alone
O Baterista
La Villa Strangiato
The Spirit Of Radio
By-Tor & The Snow Dog
Working Man

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