A three-movie collection documenting the first 20 years of celebrated grunge-rock band Pearl Jam, from rock critic-turned-filmmaker Cameron Crowe, becomes available for digital purchase and rental on Nov. 30 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.
The collection was assembled by Crowe to mark the band’s 20th anniversary and clocks in at a total runtime of 376 minutes.
The set includes the documentary Pearl Jam Twenty; Pearl Jam Twenty: The Kids Are Twenty, which consists of expanded, uninterrupted live performances for every song in the Pearl Jam Twenty film plus bonus features; and Pearl Jam Twenty: The Fans Are Alright, with more than 80 minutes of extras aimed at diehard Pearl Jam fans and including rare live performances.
Also available for digital purchase or rental is the 44-minute Pearl Jam: Single Video Theory, shot over three days in 1997 and chronicling the collaborative recording process during the making of their fifth album Yield, released in 1998.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Concert: Encore, featuring live concert events from 2010-2013 induction ceremonies, will be released Sept. 21 in two-disc Blu-ray ($39.99) and four-disc DVD ($34.99) sets from Time Life.
The program includes on-stage reunions, induction speeches and iconic performances from such inductees as Genesis, The Stooges, The Hollies, Tom Waits, Dr. John, Leon Russell, Darlene Love, Freddie King, Donovan, Small Faces/Faces and Heart.
Among the highlights:
- Canadian power trio Rush performing “Tom Sawyer”and “The Spirit of Radio”;
- Red Hot Chili Peppers leading an all-star jam session of “Higher Ground”anchored by Slash and Ron Wood;
- Heart performing “Crazy on You”before being joined onstage by Pearl Jam and Alice in Chains;
- Alice Cooper performing “Eighteen”and “Under My Wheels”before closing the set with Rob Zombie on “School’s Out”;
- Donovan joined onstage by John Mellencamp for a performance of “Season of the Witch”;
- And complete induction speeches from Don Henley inducting Randy Newman, Neil Young inducting Tom Waits and others.