This is GWAR, the critically acclaimed documentary detailing the history of the iconic heavy metal art collective, began streaming earlier this summer via Shudder, AMC Network’s premium service for horror, thriller and the supernatural. On October 25th, This is GWAR will be released on Blu-Ray and DVD and is available for pre-order HERE. Both the Blu-Ray and DVD are chock full of special bonus features which are detailed below.
This is GWAR is the Virginia collective’s powerful story, as told by the humans who have fought to keep it alive for over thirty years. The feature documentary includes interviews with the band members, both past and present, other artists including Weird Al Yankovic, Thomas Lennon, Alex Winter, Bam Margera, and Ethan Embry, and also includes never seen before footage of legendary GWAR frontman, Dave Brockie (Oderus Urungus).
This is GWAR is directed by Scott Barber (Orange Years: The Nickelodeon Story), with producers Tommy Avallone (Bill Murray Stories) and Josh Goldbloom (V/H/S/94). Executive Producers include Bill Parks, Zach Blair, Matthew Helderman, and Luke Taylor.
Guitarist Brent Purgason comments on the upcoming release, “We are really happy to see This is GWAR available on Blu-Ray soon. While it’s impossible to tell the entire history of the band in one movie, the doc does an amazing job of showing the trials, tribulations, successes and losses of the legendary GWAR!”
“We’re really excited to get this out there, so people can add This is GWAR to their home collection. You can never have enough GWAR! We have a lot of really cool special features, we think folks will really love,” adds director Scott Barber.
Check out the This is GWAR trailer below.
Blu-Ray and DVD Special Features
1) Behind the scenes of a GWAR show
2) GWAR on Empire Records (As told by Ethan Embry)
3) The Legend of GWAR: The Story of the Scumdogs of the Universe
4) The Last Interview with Dave Brockie
5) GWAR From The Outside: Bonus Interviews
6) Four Pillars of GWAR: A brief deep dive into the origin of GWAR focusing on Hunter Jackson, Dave Brockie, Chuck Varga, and Don Drakulich
7) Slave Pit Walk Through with Michael Bishop
8) An Important Message from the Scumdogs of the Universe
9) This Is GWAR Commentary Track From Bob Gorman and Mike Derks
GWAR‘s new album, ‘The New Dark Ages’ is out now via Pit Records.