On the heels of this week’s home entertainment release announcement of FRUITVALE STATION, Anchor Bay Entertainment and RADiUS-TWC are proud to announce that the universally acclaimed 20 FEET FROM STARDOM will also be available on DVD and Blu-Ray™ starting January 14, 2014. The smash hit film provides an intimate look at the lives of the backup singers behind some of the greatest musical legends of the 21st century.
After much success on the festival circuit, RADiUS-TWC released 20 FEET FROM STARDOMon June 14, 2013. As the highest grossing documentary of the year thus far, the film has already earned nearly $5 million at the box office.
In his Huffington Post review, Marshall Fine proclaims “It’s hard to imagine another documentary this year that will be as uplifting, entertaining and moving as Morgan Neville’s 20 Feet From Stardom.” New York Magazine critic, David Edelstein calls the film “marvelous” and asserts “to watch and listen to Morgan Neville’s marvelous portrait of sundry under-sung backup singers, 20 Feet From Stardom, is to understand how many things Auto-Tune can’t do, foremost among them change the pitch of a person’s soul.” Billboard Magazine’s Phil Gallo raves “It takes the ordinary and transforms it into the exceptional.”
They are the voices behind the greatest rock, pop and R&B hits of all time, but no one knows their names. In this award-winningfilm, director Morgan Neville shines the spotlight on the untold stories of such legendary background singers as Darlene Love (known for her hit “Christmas, Baby Please Come Home”), Merry Clayton (whose voice haunts the classic 1969 track by the Rolling Stones, “Gimme Shelter”), Lisa Fischer, Claudia Lennear, Judith Hill and more. These are the triumphs and heartbreaks of music’s greatest unsung talents, featuring rare behind-the-scenes footage, vintage live performances, and interviews with superstars Bruce Springsteen, Sting, Mick Jagger, Stevie Wonder and Bette Midler. The film features rare archival footage of musical legends Ray Charles, Michael Jackson and Luther Vandross.