Blu-ray, DVD, Digital Release: MEAN MAN: The Story of Chris Holmes

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: Jan. 15, 2021
Price: DVD $13.99, Blu-ray $19.99
Studio: Cleopatra/MVD

Written and directed by French filmmakers Antoine de Montremy and Laurent Hart (whose Music production career includes televised interviews with Scorpions, Deep Purple, Slayer, Guns N’ Roses and more), MEAN MAN: The Story of Chris Holmes looks at the life and career of the highly regarded guitarist, formerly of the heavy metal band W.A.S.P.

Combining archival footage, interviews with past and present band members and musical peers, family members and childhood friends – interspersed with filmed concert performances of Holmes’ current solo band – the filmmakers portray the story of an iconic guitar player who has lived a life of extreme highs and lows. After losing the publishing rights of his own songs and combating dangerous addictions, the guitarist is shown starting over from scratch while living at his mother-in-law’s in Cannes, France as he puts together with his wife, a brand new band and a brand new musical role as not only the main guitarist, but now as the actual lead singer of this newly-born musical project aptly named MEAN MAN.

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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.