Blu-ray, DVD Release: D.O.A.: A Right Of Passage

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: Dec. 15, 2017
Price: Blu-ray/DVD Combo $25.19
Studio: MVD

The seminal rock documentary that loosely chronicles the origins of punk rock, filmmaker Lech Kowalski’s 1980 D.O.A.: A Right Of Passage returns to disc in a high-definition transfer.

The film centers around the legendary punk outfit Sex Pistols 1978 tour of the US, which ended with the group breaking up. Kowalski and his team followed the band with handheld cameras through the clubs and bars during their seven-city U.S. tour.

Mixing this with footage of other contemporary bands (including The Clash, The Dead Boys and Sham 69, among others), trends in the fashion capitals and punks of all shapes and colors, the filmmakers captured a grainy, stained snapshot of the punk movement at its peak. Highlights include the now famous footage of Sid Vicious and Nancy Spungen in bed and a collection of rare interviews and concert footage from the late Seventies punk rock music scene.

The collector’s edition Blu-ray/DVD combo package includes the following:

– High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentation of the main feature
– Original 2.0 Mono Audio (Uncompressed PCM on the Blu-ray)
– 12 page booklet with liner notes written by John Holmstrom, founding editor of PUNK Magazine
– ‘Dead On Arrival: The Punk Documentary That Almost Never Was’ – A feature length documentary about the making of D.O.A. A Rite of Passage produced by award-winning filmmaker (and former MTV Senior Producer) Richard Schenkman (HD)
– Reversible artwork
– 2-Sided Poster included
– Original Theatrical Trailer
– Limited Edition Retro ‘Video Store Style’ Slipcover / O-Card (First Pressing Only)
– Rare Sex Pistols photo gallery

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About Laurence

Founder and editor Laurence Lerman saw Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest when he was 13 years old and that’s all it took. He has been writing about film and video for more than a quarter of a century for magazines, anthologies, websites and most recently, Video Business magazine, where he served as the Reviews Editor for 15 years.