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No Direction Home: Bob Dylan (R2) in October

Paramount Home Entertainment have announced the UK Region 2 DVD release of No Direction Home: Bob Dylan for 3rd October 2005 priced at £19.99. In an event that has brought together Bob Dylan and Martin Scorsese, No Direction Home: Bob Dylan, is the first time Dylan has participated in an exclusive film biography. This DVD covers his explosive arrival on the downtown New York City scene in 1961 - with a raspy voice, pounding guitar and stunning lyrics - through to his near-fatal motorcycle accident in Woodstock in 1966, no one had more of an impact and no one changed the landscape of contemporary music more profoundly.

Private, almost reclusive and disdainful of customary forms of publicity, Dylan has now agreed to make an appearance in his own story. Directed by Martin Scorsese, the intimate and incomparable film includes an archive of exclusive footage from childhood, from the road and from backstage, as well as unreleased interviews conducted over the past 15 years with other seminal figures from those times - some of whom, like Allen Ginsberg, are long dead.

Dylan, an eight time Grammy award winner, talks openly and extensively about this critical period in his career, detailing the journey from his hometown of Hibbing, Minnesota, to Greenwich Village, New York, where he became the center of a musical and cultural upheaval, the effects of which are still felt today.

For the first time, The Bob Dylan Archives has made available rare treasures from its film, tape and stills collection, including footage from Murray Lerner’s film Festival, previously unreleased outtakes from D.A. Pennebaker’s famed 1967 documentary Don’t Look Back and interviews with Pete Seeger, Joan Baez, Maria Muldaur, and many others. In anticipation of the film, members of Dylan’s worldwide community of fans also contributed rarities from their own collections.

This two-disc DVD includes the two-part film (totalling 240mins approx) plus the following special features...

  • Bob Dylan performs “Like a Rolling Stone” at Newcastle
  • Bob Dylan performs “Blowing in the wind”
  • Bob Dylan “Positively 4th Street” promo
  • Bob Dylan performs “Girl of the North county”
  • Bob Dylan performs “Love minus Zero/ No limit”
  • Joan Baez performs “Love is just a four letter word”
  • Mavis Staples performs “A hard rain’s a-gonna fall”
  • Liam Clancy performs “Girl of the north county”
  • Bob Dylan performs “Mr Tamborine man” at the Newport Folk Festival
  • Bob Dylan performs “I cant leave her”
  • Maria Muldaur performs “Lord, protect my child”
  • Bob Dylan performs “One too many mornings”

    Part One of the film will make its UK premiere on 26th September on BBC Two's Arena closely followed by Part Two. They will be accompanied by a season of films exploring Dylan's work on BBC Four.

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