Attention Metal Heads! “This is Gwar” Documentary Due Out October 25th on DVD & Blue-Ray!


Aug 29, 2022

Posted By Tracy Fuller

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GWAR, the world’s most notorious heavy metal art collective, began streaming their critically acclaimed documentary “This is Gwar” earlier this summer via Shudder. The film details the history of the band, from their early days as a punk rock band in Richmond, Virginia to their present-day status as one of the most iconic and influential metal bands of all time. GWAR has always been known for its over-the-top theatrical puppet stage shows, outrageous costumes, and explicit lyrics, but this film gives fans a behind-the-scenes look at the hard work and dedication that goes into making their live shows so memorable. In addition to interviews with all of the current members of GWAR, the film features never-before-seen footage of the band’s early days, including their first-ever show at P.B. Kelly’s in 1985. And now “This is GWAR” will be released on Tuesday, October 25th on Blue-Ray and DVD! And it’s going to be a blast for the die-hard collectors seeking Gwar content that’s brimming with special bonus features! Preorders for physical copies are now live here: https://lnk.to/ThisIsGWAR

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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, and 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.”


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