This is the Blu-Ray edition of Depeche Mode's newly upgraded 101 documentary concert film and live album chronicling the 101st and final performance of the bands “Music For The Masses” world tour, recorded live at the Pasadena Rose Bowl on June 18, 1988.
A groundbreaking collaborative documentary, 101 was co-directed by acclaimed husband-and-wife filmmaking team D.A. Pennebaker (Dont Look Back) and Chris Hegedus (The War Room) with active creative input from Depeche Mode, who had held an exclusive contest for fans offering an appearance in a Depeche Mode movie as the prize. 101s narrative through-line of contest winners traveling across America to attend Depeche Modes landmark Rose Bowl concert is a cinematic precursor to the youth culture trend in "reality tv" programming. Depeche Modes 101 captures the electrifying synergy between the band and their fans.
This new HD edition has been meticulously upgraded using 4k scans of the original film reels and includes the film, the concert, plus three previously unseen bonus performances of "A Question of Lust," "Sacred" and "Something To Do" and the official promotional video for "Everything Counts."
Running time 3 hr 13 min approx.
Its incredible to be able to see D.A. Pennebakers film and this period of our career presented in this new high-definition light," said Depeche Mode.
"We were thrilled to partner with Sony Music on the digital restoration of Depeche Mode 101, definitely one of our all-time favorite films and one of our favorite filmmaking experiences," said 101 co-director Chris Hegedus. "DM 101s parallel realities following the historic tour of this pioneering British band as they storm across America bringing an exciting new sound to the masses, along with an intimate view of a bus load of ardent young fans on an unforgettable road trip to the Rose Bowl made this documentary a groundbreaking influence on the reality genre. Making this movie was a grand adventure for both of us (Pennebaker and Hegedus).... By the end of the tour, we became their biggest fans. We are excited to introduce this new release to audiences."
In 2020 Depeche Mode released SPiRiTS in the Forest which Forbes described as “the new gold standard for concert films,” with director and longtime collaborator Anton Corbijn. This was recorded at the close of the record-breaking two-year Global Spirit Tour, which saw the band play to over 3 million fans at 115 shows around the world. In November they closed the year with their induction into the legendary Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
101 A film by D.A. Pennebaker, Chris Hegedus, David Dawkins
Mute Film Presents A Pennebaker Hegedus Films Production “Depeche Mode 101”
Featuring Andy Fletcher • David Gahan • Martin Gore • Alan Wilder
Filmed And Recorded By David Dawkins • Jim Desmond • Nick Doob • Chris Hegedus
D.A. Pennebaker • Joel Demott • Jeff Kreines. Editors D.A. Pennebaker
David Dawkins • Chris Hegedus. Assistant Editor Erez Laufer
Executive Producers Bruce Kirkland And Daniel Miller. Producer Frazer Pennebaker
Directed By David Dawkins • Chris Hegedus • D.A. Pennebaker
Depeche Mode - Live At The Pasadena Rose Bowl, June 19, 1988 - songs:
Master And Servant • Pimpf • Behind The Wheel • Strangelove Blasphemous Rumours • Stripped • Somebody • Black Celebration Pleasure, Little Treasure • Just Cant Get Enough • Everything Counts Never Let Me Down Again
Blu-Ray includes 3 previously unseen bonus performances: A Question Of Lust • Sacred • Something To Do Plus Everything Counts official promotional video