Scorsese's No Direction Home: Bob Dylan in September - Artwork added

Paramount Home Entertainment have announced the Region 1 DVD release of No Direction Home: Bob Dylan for 20th September 2005. Martin Scorsese directs the first feature-length film biography of Bob Dylan, set to premiere this September on PBS's American Masters series on September 26-27 and in the UK on BBC's Arena series September 26 and October 1.

The two-part film, which focuses on the singer-songwriter’s life and music from 1961-66, includes never-seen performance footage and interviews with artists and musicians whose lives intertwined with Dylan’s during that time. Dylan 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 documenting performances at the 1963, 1964 and 1965 Newport Folk Festivals, previously unreleased outtakes from D.A. Pennebaker’s famed 1967 documentary Don’t Look Back, and interviews with Allen Ginsberg, 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.

Full details on the two-disc DVD release are yet to be confirmed, other than to say it will offer extensive, additional, never-before-seen footage.

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