R.E.M. BY MTV TURNS BLU
R.E.M. BY MTV will be available for the first time ever on Blu-Ray and as a stand-alone DVD on June 2. Both the Blu-Ray and DVD of R.E.M. BY MTV include the feature-length documentary as well as rarely-seen live performances, all of which were previously available only in last fall’s REMTV 6-DVD boxed set. The Blu-Ray and DVD will be available at retail outlets for a suggested price of $19.99 and $14.99, respectively.
“Alexander Young's documentary is a fine way to tell the story of R.E.M. through its various twists and turns, as captured in real time by MTV's cameras--it has some great funny bits too!” said longtime R.E.M. manager Bertis Downs.
In advance of the Blu-Ray and DVD release, Fathom Events will bring R.E.M. BY MTV to approximately 300 U.S. movie theaters for a one night only event on Tuesday, May 19 as a part of their “Classic Music Series.” Tickets for these special screenings are available now at participating theater box offices and online at http://www.fathomevents.com/event/rem-by-mtv
R.E.M. BY MTV Bonus Live Performances:
“Find The River” – Live In Cologne, May 12, 2001
“Imitation Of Life” – Rock AM Ring, June 3, 2005
“Bad Day” – Live At Rolling Stone, Milan, March 18, 2008
“Man-Sized Wreath” – Live At Oxygen Festival, July 12, 2008
“(Don’t Go Back To) Rockville” – R. E.M. Live In Athens, Greece, October 5, 2008