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Three Days staring Jane's Addiction from Sanctuary

Sanctuary Visual Entertainment have announced the UK Region 0 DVD Release of Jane's Addiction - "Three Days" for 3rd November 2003 with a retail price of £15.99. This rare and much sought after documentary follows the legendary and highly notorious 1997 Relapse tour of band Jane's Addiction. You can find more on the documentary and the bands forthcoming album release (after a 13 year hiatus) in the press release that follows the cover art.

Presented in, and I quote, 16:9 Letterbox, you will have a choice of DD5.1 Surround and DD2.0 Stereo while the following bonus features are also available:

  • Documentary footage and concert performances
  • 42 minutes of B roll inc. extra concert clips and out-takes
  • Bonus menu comprised with an animated photo collage that features rare photos from Jane's Addiction's 1997 'Relapse' tour

From the PR:

After a 13-year hiatus, and hot off the massive success of their comeback album, 'Strays', Jane's Addiction are set to take Britain by storm this October and November. On October 27th Parlophone release the band's new single True Nature, and embark on a U.K. tour which kicks off at the Brighton Pavilion on October 30th. Sanctuary Visual Entertainment continue to build the mania on November 3rd with the DVD release of Three Days; the rare and much sought after documentary film of the band's legendary, and highly notorious 1997 Relapse tour.

Three Days is a feature film exploring the on-and-off tour lives of Jane's Addiction. Over the years, the movie has become something of a cult legacy, and has proven to become a popular bootleg attraction on eBay. This no-holds-barred docu-drama takes the viewer on a roller-coaster ride throughout the band's rock'n'roll lifestyle in a colourful, fast-paced orgy of gritty backstage drama, sexuality, and rare musical performances. This bizarre concert movie deftly integrates documentary and narrative footage shot in whatever format the filmmakers could get their hands on.

Spike Lee's younger brother, Cinque Lee, whose acting credits include Jim Jarmusch's Mystery Train (1989) and Spike Lee's Crooklyn (1994), is featured in the documentary as the hands-on videographer.

Three Days has been heralded as an unprecedented work of devoted exploration, and a tremendous portrait that revives the semi-non-existent genre of rock 'n' roll cinema. The film is on par with Albert and David Maysles and Charlotte Zwerin's 'Gimme Shelter' (1970), a landmark rock'n'roll documentary that followed the Rolling Stones on their notorious 1969 U.S. tour, which is cited as the greatest rock documentary ever filmed.

For the Relapse tour, the band recruited bass guitarist, Flea, from the Red Hot Chilli Peppers. Together with singer/lyricist Perry Farrell, guitarist Dave Navarro and drummer Stephen Perkins, the 1997 incarnation of Jane's Addiction was virtually unstoppable.

The film includes rare cameos from Val Kilmer, Goldie, Ken Kesey, the Merry Pranksters, and Hugh Hefner's buxom Playboy Bunnies, all of whom add to the fast-paced, free-spirited, spontaneous world of Jane's Addiction.

Three Days documents a band that reunites for the first time in six years. The result is an on-the-road real life drama; uncensored, unedited and unrehearsed. Song highlights include some of the band's best-known classics including Mountain Song, Ocean Size, Three Days and Jane Says. The lives of the band members are scrutinised every step of the way by the insatiable appetite of the pop media and obsessive fans, all of which results into a hallucinogenic haze of mind-altering entertainment.

The Three Days DVD is jam-packed full of supplementary features exclusive to the DVD. These mind-bending extras include 42 minutes of B-roll footage, including additional concert clips and exclusive out-takes, plus bonus menu comprised with an animated photo collage that features rare photos from Jane's Addiction's 1997 'Relapse' tour.

The long awaited DVD release of Three Days follows the huge commercial success of Jane's Addiction's first full length CD in over a decade, Strays, which debuted at number 4 on the billboard top 200 and sold 110,000 copies in its first week. In addition the single for Just Because has been a massive hit on both sides of the Atlantic.

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