If you missed the excellent Amazing Grace in cinemas, then the disc is just around the corner.
Earning rave reviews earlier this year was Amazing Grace, the film that brought to the screen new footage of Aretha Franklin whilst recording her album of the film’s title.
StudioCanal has now confirmed that the film will be on disc and download next month for those who missed out on the big screen. A 2nd September release date has been announced, with the film available on DVD, Blu-ray and digital download.
The official description teases that “in 1972, Aretha Franklin, the undisputed Queen of Soul, brought producer Jerry Wexler, her backup singers, and the legendary Atlantic Records rhythm section to The New Temple Missionary Baptist Church in the Los Angeles neighborhood of Watts to record an album of gospel music before an enthusiastic live audience. The result, ‘Amazing Grace’, went on to become the top-selling gospel record of all time, the biggest album of Aretha Franklin’s career, and one of her most beloved works”.
The late Sydney Pollock filmed the sessions, but they weren’t released until now due to complications over the technicalities of the material (it’s taken modern technology to sync it all together) and troubles over the rights. Thankfully, it’s all been pieced together.
No details on extra features for the disc release have been confirmed.