The Who's Amazing Journey
Marking 40 years since The Who's first U.S. appearance in North America, Amazing Journey: The Story of The Who will make its worldwide debut at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 12, 2007.
Spanning over four decades, Amazing Journey: The Story of The Who reintroduces The Who now and to generations-to-come, as it tells one of the greatest stories of rock. The film tells the unfolding story of The Who and how they have straddled the rock world for forty years, in a tale as gripping in adventure, life and personality as the searing power of their music. The film features all-new, exclusive, never-before-seen interviews with Pete Townshend, Roger Daltrey and others, rare and recently discovered concert footage, artist profiles and much, much more, all in 5.1 Surround Sound.
"Amazing Journey transcends all generational barriers and offers a profoundly personal account of rock history," commented Craig Kornblau, President of Universal Studios Home Entertainment and Universal Pictures Digital Platforms. "As an authorized piece, the film is the definitive anthology of one of the most important bands of our time. We are very pleased to be able to make this film available to those who already love the band, and perhaps more importantly, to showcase its legacy to those who may have not had the good fortune to have seen them perform live."
The companion feature film, Amazing Journey: Six Quick Ones, takes the viewer inside the mysteries that drive a rock band to the pinnacle of musical achievement.
Deliberately conceived as two complimentary pieces of work, one film for a wide audience and one for the die-hard rock fan, the two films present a complex and complete picture of the legendary musicians as they have never been seen before. Music greats including Sting, U2's The Edge, Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder and Oasis' Noel Gallagher, offer insightful commentaries on The Who's indelible influence. Alongside a companion booklet and additional DVD bonus content, this set comprises one of music's most collectible and comprehensive compilations ever assembled about one of rock's greatest bands.