Eagles of Death Metal Documentary Coming to DVD/Blu-ray
Nos Amis (Our Friends), the documentary that looks back on the events surrounding the Nov. 13, 2015 terrorist attacks that killed more than 130 people — many of whom were gathered at an Eagles of Death Metal concert in Paris — is coming to DVD and Blu-ray next month.
Scheduled to arrive in stores Dec. 1 and available to pre-order now, the film includes reflections from band co-founders Jesse Hughes and Josh Homme in addition to survivors of the attack, as well as interviews with U2 vocalist Bono and guitarist the Edge, in order to offer "a portrait of resilience in the face of unspeakable horror and a life-affirming coda" to a shocking atrocity.
As previously reported, the documentary was directed by actor/filmmaker Colin Hanks, who met the members of Eagles of Death Metal while working on his acclaimed earlier effort All Things Must Pass: The Rise and Fall of Tower Records. Produced in conjunction with HBO, the film made its debut on the network last February, earning critical acclaim from pundits who praised its poignant approach to the tragedy. As Hanks later pointed out in an interview with HBO, his friendship with the band helped create a safe space for Homme and Hughes to share their personal devastation.
"It was hard because it wasn’t that long after the attacks. Everything was fresh in their minds," said Hanks. "Luckily, we have a good friendship, so we were able to lean on and be honest with each other. It was harder with the survivors because we didn’t have that friendship and they hadn’t told their stories to any other public outlet. I promised them I would try to be honest and truthful and represent them the best way I can. I am honored to call them my friends now because they took a flying leap of faith to speak to me."
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