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RUSH: CINEMA STRANGIATO – DIRECTOR’S CUT AVAILABLE AT HOME WORLDWIDE FOR A LIMITED-TIME VIA VIDEO ON DEMAND
EXCLUSIVE VIDEO ON DEMAND RELEASE FEATURES DIRECTOR’S CUT WITH AN INTERACTIVE WATCH PARTY FOR FANS
Celebrate the ‘Holy Trinity of Rock’ and 40 Years of Moving Pictures on EVOD From Trafalgar Releasing, Anthem Entertainment & Zoë Vision
Denver, CO – September 20, 2021 – Following a successful global cinema release, Trafalgar Releasing and Anthem Entertainment are proud to announce that starting on October 1 at 9 p.m. ET through Sunday, October 10 at 11:59 p.m. ET, RUSH fans worldwide can view Rush: Cinema Strangiato – Director’s Cut at home, on demand. Visit www.cinemastrangiato.com for more information and to purchase access for $15.
Rush: Cinema Strangiato – Director’s Cut celebrates the “Holy Trinity of Rock” (Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson and Neil Peart) and 40 years of their Moving Pictures via an alternate “director’s cut” of the 2019 feature, giving audiences a special look into R40 LIVE, with a revamped setlist including the new addition of bonus tracks “One Little Victory” and “Red Barchetta,” as well as “Cygnus X-1” / “The Story So Far” featuring Neil’s final recorded drum solo masterpiece. Additional favorites include songs such as “Animate,” “Closer to the Heart,” “Subdivisions” and “Tom Sawyer” along with backstage moments and candid footage from the cutting room floor. The Director’s Cut also includes soundcheck performances of the fan-favorite “Jacob’s Ladder,” exclusive interviews with Tom Morello, Billy Corgan, Taylor Hawkins, producer Nick Raskulinecz, The Trailer Park Boys, violinist Jonathan Dinklage and more surprises.
On Friday, October 1 at 9 p.m. ET, RUSHCON will host a live virtual “Interactive Watch Party” for fans to connect and discuss the film when it premieres online. Those who purchase a watch party ticket will maintain access to the content for the entire duration of the VOD window, but only those who log in during the live October 1 event will be able to participate in the chat.
“We are delighted to bring Rush: Cinema Strangiato – Director’s Cut into the homes of Rush fans worldwide following its recent success at the box office,” said Kymberli Frueh, Trafalgar Releasing SVP of Content Acquisitions. “This will be the first time that the film is available in many countries where a theatrical event was not possible and offers fans around the world a chance to watch together.”
When released in cinemas worldwide, Rush: Cinema Strangiato – Director’s Cut charted No. 4 overall for the North American box office on September 9; ranked No. 2 for the per-screen average for the day in North America, behind only Disney’s Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings; and was No. 5 overall for the UK box office.
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With more than 45 million records sold worldwide and countless sold-out tours, Rush – Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson and Neil Peart – is not only one of the most inventive and compelling groups in rock history, but remains one of the most popular. The RIAA® has certified Rush for the third most consecutive gold/platinum studio albums by a rock band, topped only by the Beatles and the Rolling Stones. Rush’s vast catalogue includes such classics as 1974’s self-titled debut, 1976’s 2112, 1981’s Moving Pictures, 1996’s Test For Echo and 2002’s Vapor Trails. Rush released their 20th studio album, Clockwork Angels, in 2012. The critically acclaimed collection marked their first studio recording since 2007’s Snakes & Arrows, debuting at #1 in Canada and #2 on the Billboard 200, which matched the highest chart debut of the band’s career. In addition to their commercial success, Rush has also been recognized with a number of JUNO Awards and multiple GRAMMY® nominations, including one for the acclaimed documentary Rush: Beyond The Lighted Stage and the Allan Waters Humanitarian Award. All three band members were made Officers of the Order of Canada in 1996, received the highest Canadian artistic honor by receiving the Governor General’s Performing Arts Award in 2012 and were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2013. Rush celebrated their 40th anniversary with their last large-scale tour, R40 Live, that visited 34 cities in North America in the summer of 2015. During that tour, they recorded the two hometown shows in Toronto and later that year, released the live audio/concert film, R40 Live, that debuted #1 on Billboard’s Top Rock Albums Chart.
ABOUT TRAFALGAR RELEASING:
Trafalgar Releasing is the global leader in event cinema distribution. A subsidiary of Trafalgar Entertainment, Trafalgar Releasing’s global operations include production, acquisition, marketing and distribution of specialized content to over 8,000 cinemas in more than 120 countries worldwide.
A full spectrum of releases includes high arts (The Metropolitan Opera, Bolshoi Ballet, Royal Opera House), award-winning theatre (The King and I: from the London Palladium, An American In Paris, Les Misérables: The Staged Concert), iconic moments (Monty Python’s Life of Brian 40th Anniversary, David Bowie is happening now, They Shall Not Grow Old), heritage music acts (Roger Waters The Wall, David Gilmour Live in Pompeii, Metallica & San Francisco Symphony: S&M2, Depeche Mode: SPIRITS in the Forest) and contemporary music sensations (BTS’ BRING THE SOUL: THE MOVIE, Gorillaz: REJECT FALSE ICONS, Coldplay: A Head Full of Dreams).
Headquartered in London, the company also has offices in New York, Los Angeles and Denver. More information about Trafalgar Releasing can be found at www.Trafalgar-Releasing.com.
ABOUT ANTHEM ENTERTAINMENT AND ANTHEM RECORDS:
Anthem Entertainment is comprised of a music publishing division, recorded music label, production music division and a leading film and television audio-visual secondary rights (AVSR) services company. We support artists, create content and provide entertainment services around the world. The recorded music label, Anthem Records, is a diverse and iconic record label representing some of the world’s biggest hitmakers. Home to an award-winning roster of critically acclaimed and commercially successful artists including Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees Rush; legendary and nine-time Grammy Award winning singer, songwriter and guitarist José Feliciano; country superstar Gord Bamford; alt-rock group Stuck On Planet Earth and more.