Depeche Mode to release HD edition of 1989 film ‘Depeche Mode 101’ featuring unseen footage

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The box set release includes a photo book, an original US theatrical poster, and 4K downloads of the film.

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Depeche Mode has announced today (September 29) the release of a digitally restored version of their 1989 concert film and documentary, Depeche Mode 101.

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The band’s film marked the 101st and final performance of their ‘Music for the Mass’ world tour, which was recorded live at the Pasadena Rose Bowl in California on June 18, 1988. Depeche Mode 101, Starring DA Pennebaker, Chris Hegedus and David Dawkins, the show also follows contest winners traveling across America to attend the landmark Rose Bowl gig.

Now, the HD release will feature unseen footage from the show, including bonus performances from “A Question of Lust,” “Sacred” and “Something to Do,” and the official promotional video for “Everything Counts.”

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It is released on December 3, 2021 (pre order) as a limited edition 5 disc (Blu-ray/2DVD/2CD) box set with additional bonus content. Fans can also buy it as a standalone Blu-ray.

Additional content in limited edition, per press material Depeche Mode 101 Box set includes: 48-page behind-the-scenes story of the day’s photo book; 20″ x 30″ replica of the original US theatrical release movie poster; A 16 page Anton Corbijn photo mode the book featured in the original album release; A double CD of the original 20 tracks 101 concert release; and a download card that provides access to 24-bit audio files, along with 4K downloads and bonus performance of the movie 101 Concert release.

The set includes original additions from Depeche Mode’s 2003 DVD release in two DVDs – 101, which are specific to DVD discs.

‘Depeche Mode 101’ box set. Credit; press

Depeche Mode said in a statement: “It is incredible to be able to present this period of DA Pennebaker’s film and our careers in this new high-definition light.”

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Co-director Chris Hegedus said: “We were thrilled to partner with Sony Music on the digital restoration of Depeche Mode 101, definitely one of our all-time favorite movies and one of our favorite filmmaking experiences.

“Parallel realities of DM101 following this pioneering British band’s historic tour as they storm America across America, bringing an exciting new sound to the masses, as well as enthusiastic young fans on an unforgettable road trip to the Rose Bowl.” With an intimate scene of just loads of K. This documentary made a significant impact on the reality genre. Making this film was a huge adventure for both of us (Penebaker and Hegedus)…. By the end of the tour, we were their biggest fans. Ban Gaye. We are excited to present this new release to the audience.”

In other news, Kelly Clarkson has given a live cover of Depeche Mode’s ‘Enjoy the Silence’. The Kelly Clarkson Show – See here.

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