13th June marks the release of T. Rex's Born To Boogie - The Motion Picture on Blu-Ray for the first time, Deluxe 2DVD+2CD Edition and DVD and Digital formats. The soundtrack will also be available on 2CD and Digital. Directed by former Beatle Ringo Starr, Born To Boogie includes highlights from a 1972 T.Rex show at the Empire Pool, Wembley along with special features including cameos from Ringo Starr, Elton John, Tony Visconti and Geoffrey Bayldon (Catweazle). Born To Boogie - The Motion Picture was originally released by The Beatles' Apple Films, premiering on 14 December 1972 to a star-studded audience in London's West End before going on general release.
The cycle of releases leading up to the Blu-Ray release of Born To Boogie - The Motion Picture will kick off on Record Store Day on 16 April with a numbered 2LP limited edition Born To Boogie coloured vinyl set in a gatefold sleeve. This will be followed by a limited edition 7" single Children Of The Revolution/Tutti Frutti plus Born To Boogie, available from 13 May. Children Of The Revolution/Tutti Frutti sees T.Rex fronted by the 'first man of Glam Rock' Marc Bolan, joined by Ringo Starr on drums and Elton John on piano. On 20 May the BFI will screen Born To Boogie as part of its Sonic Cinema series which will be followed by a Q&A with Tony Visconti
On 13 June 2016 Born To Boogie - The Motion Picture will be released on Blu-Ray, featuring Born To Boogie - The Motion Picture in HD, plus on SD the original theatrical trailer, the 'Premier' version (a director's cut) and the 5.30 pm T.Rex Wembley show. Filmed at the height of T. Rex's fame on 18 March 1972, the group played two concerts at the Empire Pool, Wembley to an audience of 10,000 at each show. The Wembley performances were the only T.Rex shows ever filmed on 16mm film and recorded on 8- and 16-track tape. On 14 June Born To Boogie will have a short nationwide big-screen run at the Picturehouse cinema chain.
The documentary elements of Born To Boogie - The Motion Picture also feature sequences shot at Denham Airfield with Ringo Starr dressed as a dormouse and Marc Bolan in a Mad Hatter's hat duetting atop a 1960 Ford Galaxie Sunliner and reciting poetry; a session shot at Apple Studios in Savile Row of T.Rex joined by Ringo Starr on drums, Elton John on piano, performing Children Of The Revolution and Tutti Frutti, with another sequence of Marc Bolan and Elton John performing a guitar/piano duet of Children Of The Revolution. Meanwhile in a garden party sequence, Geoffrey Bayldon, the star of 1970s' TV series Catweazle, serves hamburgers to Mickey Finn, June Child, and Chelita Secunda while Marc plays acoustic guitar accompanied by a string quartet, conducted by Tony Visconti.
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