According to The Hollywood Reporter, Image Entertainment has secured DVD rights to seminal music film Hail! Hail! Rock 'n' Roll, from Oscar-winning director Taylor Hackford and is preparing two-disc and four-disc editions with never-before-seen footage, documentaries, interviews and other bonus materials. The 1987 film, which captures the concert commemorating the 60th birthday of Chuck Berry, features such music superstars as Eric Clapton, Etta James, Robert Cray, Linda Ronstadt and the Everly Brothers. The film also incorporates interviews with the late Roy Orbison, Jerry Lee Lewis, Bruce Springsteen, Little Richard and Bo Diddley. Also featured is footage of a performance by Berry and his backup band of the 1950s at the long-gone Cosmopolitan Club in East St. Louis, Ill.
The musical celebration, held in 1986 at the ornate Fox Theater in St. Louis, was put together by the Rolling Stones' Keith Richards. Image will release the two editions of the film June 27.