Image 'Hails' Rock n' Roll19 Jan, 2006 By: Erik Gruenwedel
Image Entertainment has acquired the DVD rights to Hail! Hail! Rock N' Roll, the 1987 feature film about music legend Chuck Berry from Academy Award-nominated director Taylor Hackford (Ray).
Chatsworth, Calif.-based Image will work with Hackford to release the DVD in both two- and four-disc boxed sets featuring the requisite bonus material, including interviews and never-before-seen footage.
Image has not announced a release date or suggested retail prices.
The film documents a concert gathering of notable musicians for Berry's 60th birthday, including Eric Clapton, Etta James, Linda Ronstadt, Robert Cray and Julian Lennon. Other interviews include Jerry Lee Lewis, Little Richard, Roy Orbison and Bo Diddley.