New Release: Jimi Hendrix Guitar Hero DVD

On Sept. 14, 2010, Image Entertainment issued the documentary movie Jimi Hendrix: The Guitar Hero on DVD and as a digital download, timed to the 40th anniversary of the death of rock’s greatest guitarist.

Narrated by guitarist Slash of Guns N Roses fame, the latest entry in the British-produced “Classic Artists” series (which also includes installments on Cream, The Moody Blues, Yes and Jethro Tull), The Guitar Hero is less a biography on Jimi Hendrix the man than it is a film that focuses on the music itself and the impetus of the master who created it.

Carrying a suggested list price of $19.98, the two-hour DVD features new interviews with members of Hendrix’s family along with some of the greatest names in classic and contemporary rock music — including Dave Mason, Eric Clapton, Ginger Baker, Eric Burdon, Mick Taylor, Paul Rodgers and Bev Bevan.

Here’s a list of the special features included on the DVD:

  • Henry Diltz’ 8mm Silent Footage: “The Monkees”
  • “Jimi Hendrix Experience” at the Marquee – “Hey Joe”
  • Collectible 20-page booklet
  • Extended interviews
  • Photo galleries


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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.