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A band called Death [videorecording] / RLJ Entertainment ; Haven Entertainment and OGB present in association with Howlermano Productions ; directed and produced by Jeff Howlett and Mark Covino ; produced by Scott Mosier, Matthew Perniciaro and Kevin Mann, Jerry Ferrara.

Howlett, Jeff, 1969- (Added Author). Covino, Mark, 1981- (Added Author). Mosier, Scott (Added Author). Perniciaro, Matthew, 1979- (Added Author). Mann, Kevin, 1976- (Added Author). Ferrara, Jerry, 1979- (Added Author). Death (Punk rock group) (Added Author). Haven Entertainment (Added Author). Howlermano Productions (Added Author). Drafthouse Films (Added Author). RLJ Entertainment (Added Author).

Available copies

  • 1 of 1 copy available at Berklee College of Music.

Current holds

0 current holds with 1 total copy.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Holdable? Status Due Date
Media Center DVD 5792 37684001078526 Annex Copy hold / Volume hold Available -

Record details

  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (96 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: [Austin, Tex.] : Drafthouse Films ; [2013]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Originally produced in 2012.
Program notes by Zack Carlson ([20] p. : ports.) inserted in container.
Special features: Audio commentary with directors Mark Covino and Jeff Howlett; audio commentary with the Hackney family; Q&A live at the Vermont International Film Festival; deleted scenes; "Let the world turn" music video; trailers.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Editor, Rich Fox ; original music, Sam Retzer and Tim Boland.
Participant or Performer Note:
Death (Bobby Hackney, Sr., Dannis Hackney, David Hackney).
Summary, etc.:
Punk before punk existed, three teenage brothers formed a band in the early 1970s in their spare bedroom. Equal parts rockumentary and family love story, this film chronicles the journey of what happened almost three decades later, when a dusty 1974 demo tape made its way out of the attic and found an audience several generations younger. Death is now being credited as the first black punk band, and are finally receiving their long overdue recognition as true rock pioneers.
Target Audience Note:
Rating: Not rated.
System Details Note:
DVD; region 1; widescreen (1.78:1) presentation; Dolby digital 5.1, 2.0 stereo.
Language Note:
English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH).
Subject: Death (Punk rock group)
Rock groups > United States > Biography.
African American musicians > Biography.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Genre: Documentary films.
Biographical films.
Nonfiction films.

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