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Jean-Michel Basquiat in DOWNTOWN 81

Starring Renowned Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat and Featuring Debbie Harry, Fab Five Freddy, Arto Lindsay, Kid Creole and the Coconuts with Music by Blondie, DNA, The Plastics

DOWNTOWN 81

DIGITALLY RE-MASTERED AND RESTORED COLLECTOR’S EDITION ARRIVES ON DVD JUNE 30

downtown-81-5801The desolate streets of Manhattan’s lower east side in the early 1980s were permeated with abandoned buildings, drug lords and vagabonds – but the underground scene was bubbling with an electrifying fusion of art and music. At the beginning of this newfound energy was Swiss photographer Edo Bertoglio, poised to capture the imaginative, fantastical drama, DOWNTOWN 81. The film, a documentary-style narrative, features then-obscure artists on the brink of fame, such as a nineteen-year-old Jean-Michel Basquiat, Debbie Harry, Fab Five Freddy and Lee Quinones.

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Jean-Michel Basquiat in DOWNTOWN 81 Resurfaces in Remastered and Digitally Restored Debut

Music Box Films and Submarine Deluxe Present:

DOWNTOWN 81

DIGITALLY RE-MASTERED AND RESTORED

MAKES DIGITAL PLATFORM DEBUT JUNE 24TH

Revisit NYC’s Downtown Scene Circa 1981 with Indie Cult Classic Starring Renowned Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat and featuring Debbie Harry, Fab Five Freddy, Arto Lindsay, Kid Creole and the Coconuts and More!

Featuring Music By Blondie, DNA, The Plastics and Others

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CLASSIC HIP-HOP FILM WILDSTYLE RETURNS TO THEATERS

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MUSIC BOX FILMS CELEBRATES 30TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE 

LANDMARK HIP HOP FILM 

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WILD STYLE 

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WILD STYLE RETURNS TO THEATERS

Newly Re-mastered Version Opens September 27

at the IFC Center in New York and select markets this fall 

 

WILD STYLE 30TH ANNIVERSARY COLLECTORS EDITION

Newly Re-mastered Edition Debuts on DVD and On Demand October 1

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Marking the 30th anniversary of the hugely influential hip-hop musical drama, WILD STYLE, Music Box Films will return to theaters this Fall including the IFC Center in New York City on September 27th in addition to other select national markets.  The re-release is in conjunction with the DVD and Digital Platform release of WILD STYLE: 30TH ANNIVERSARY COLLECTOR’S EDITION, a newly-re-mastered version featuring never-before-seen bonus materials and a 48-page booklet written by director Charlie Ahearn.

 

Employing a cinema verite approach that can found in the finest documentaries and filmed with the raw authenticity of a zero-budget New York City indie flick, WILD STYLE, features legendary New York graffiti artist Lee Quinones in the role of Zoro, and presents appearances and performances by such seminal artists of the day as Grandmaster Flash, Fab Five Freddy, Rock Steady Crew and Cold Crush Brothers. Thirty years later, WILD STYLE continues to reign as one of the most important artifacts in hip-hop culture.

 

Featuring a re-mastered edition of the film, Music Box Films will present a re-release of WILD STYLE at select theaters including: the IFC Center in NYC on September 27th; Portland (Hollywood Theatre, beginning 9/18); Seattle (SIFF Cinema beginning  9/19); Pittsburgh (Hollywood Theater, beginning 10/10); and Baltimore (Charles Theater, beginning 11/4).

 

Music Box Films Home Entertainment will release WILD STYLE: 30th ANNIVERSARY COLLECTOR’S EDITION on DVD and all Digital Platforms beginning October 1st (prebook Aug 27, 2013). The two-disc DVD set will include a host of bonus features, special booklet and carry the suggested retail prices of $29.95.

 

More information on WILD STYLE: 30th ANNVERSARY COLLECTOR’S EDITION can be found on the MUSIC BOX FILMS website at http://www.musicboxfilms.com

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Original Graffiti Hip-Hop Film WILD STYLE Turns 30 Years Old

Wild Style, Music Box Films

30th Anniversary Collector’s Edition

WILD STYLE

 

THE LANDMARK NEW YORK FILM THAT INTRODUCED HIP-HOP, BREAKDANCING, FREESTYLE RAPPING AND GRAFFITI ART TO THE WORLD!

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