The documentary “This Is GWAR,” released earlier this summer via Shudder, AMC Network’s premium streaming service for horror, thriller, and the supernatural, will be available on Oct. 25, 2022, on Blu-ray and DVD. Pre-order it here.
“This Is GWAR” is the story of the iconic heavy metal art collective, as told by the humans who have fought to keep it alive for over 30 years. The feature documentary includes interviews with the band members, both past and present, and other artists, including Weird Al Yankovic, Thomas Lennon, Alex Winter, Bam Margera and Ethan Embry, including never seen footage of GWAR frontman Dave Brockie (Oderus Urungus).
“This Is GWAR “is directed by Scott Barber (“Orange Years: The Nickelodeon Story”), with producers Tommy Avallone (“Bill Murray Stories”) and Josh Goldbloom (“V/H/S/94”). Executive producers include Bill Parks, Zach Blair, Matthew Helderman and Luke Taylor.
Guitarist Brent Purgason said: “We are really happy to see ‘This Is GWAR’ available on Blu-ray soon. While it’s impossible to tell the entire history of the band in one movie, the doc does an amazing job of showing the trials, tribulations, successes and losses of the legendary GWAR!”
“We’re really excited to get this out there, so people can add ‘This Is GWAR’ to their home collection,” Barber said. “You can never have enough GWAR! We have a lot of really cool special features, we think folks will really love.”
Blu-ray and DVD special features:
1) Behind the scenes of a GWAR show
2) GWAR on Empire Records (As told by Ethan Embry)
3) The Legend of GWAR: The Story of the Scumdogs of the Universe
4) The Last Interview with Dave Brockie
5) GWAR From The Outside: Bonus Interviews
6) Four Pillars of GWAR: A brief deep dive into the origin of GWAR focusing on Hunter Jackson, Dave Brockie, Chuck Varga, and Don Drakulich
7) Slave Pit Walk Through with Michael Bishop
8) An Important Message from the Scumdogs of the Universe
9) Commentary Track From Bob Gorman and Mike Derks