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Depeche Mode documentary 'SPiRiTS in the Forest' available for first time on DVD & Blu-ray March 27


Tue, Feb 25th 2020 12:25 pm

Package includes never-before-seen video & audio of full Berlin concert

Following widespread tastemaker press, fan praise and global box office success, Depeche Mode, along with Sony Music Entertainment, will release their feature-length documentary and concert film, “Depeche Mode: SPiRiTS in the Forest,” on DVD and Blu-Ray on March 27. The band announced the news on its social media; click here to see original post and click here to see the trailer. Fans will be able to pre-order Feb. 26.

This special four-disc (two video discs plus two audio discs) configuration presents the definitive “Depeche Mode: SPiRiTS in the Forest” experience at its most immersive, and will be available in both DVD and Blu-ray formats. The package’s two video discs contain the “SPiRiTS in the Forest” documentary, alongside “LiVE SPiRiTS,” a full-length Depeche Mode concert performance filmed at the final two shows of the “Global Spirit Tour” at the Waldbühne in Berlin. This footage has never been previously released or broadcast in its entirety.

In addition to the two video discs, the package includes two CDs containing the “LiVE SPiRiTS” soundtrack, the live audio recording from the performance.

“Depeche Mode: SPiRiTS in the Forest” set “the new gold standard for concert films,” Forbes reported. Re-envisioning the very concept of a music documentary, director and longtime Depeche Mode collaborator Anton Corbijn focused the narrative on six super fans from different regions of the globe. The film zeroes in on their lives – all extremely different save for their love of Depeche Mode’s music and the way that music has shaped their experiences – intercut with the final Berlin show, held at the iconic Waldbühne (“Forest Stage”) on the record-breaking two-year “Global Spirit.” The tour in 2018 saw Depeche Mode play to over 3 million fans at 115 shows around the world. The music, including several of the band’s biggest hits, and the “Spirits’ ” stories entwine, illuminating the enduring power of Depeche Mode and the power music has to cross boundaries and borders and ultimately unite people.

“Depeche Mode: SPiRiTS in the Forest” initially opened on 3,000 screens across nearly 80 countries last November. The film grossed $4.5 million and was seen by over 220,000 people. Recently, it began streaming on Prime Video in over 130 territories worldwide and can also be found on iTunes. Watch here.

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