After making the rounds at such lofty festivals as Sundance and SXSW, the Beastie Boys’ venture into concert filming will soon drop down to your level, where you can watch it on your couch. Billed as an “authorized bootleg,” Awesome; I Fuckin’ Shot That! will be legitimately released (complete with Star Wars-style packaging) to DVD retailers everywhere on July 25, courtesy of THINKFilm.
In case you haven’t been following the Beasties’ every move lately, the Awesome footage was culled from 50 fan-held cameras scattered among the audience at the Boys’ October 9, 2004 show at Madison Square Garden. MCA’s anachronistic director persona Nathanial Hornblower then took a year to edit (and thereby bestow authorization on) all the footage from the cameras, making it worthy for film festivals, DVD players, and local cinema screenings.
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