According to Deadline, Utopia will be releasing a remastered version of the 2009 Anvil documentary, “Anvil! The Story Of Anvil,” in theaters this fall. It will also receive a digital release later in the year.
The updated film “features remastered picture and sound, as well as a new exclusive epilogue interview with director Sacha Gervasi (My Dinner With Hervé, Hitchcock) and Anvil’s Steve “Lips” Kudlow and Robb Reiner moderated by former MTV host Matt Pinfield.”
A special screening will take place at the Saban Theater in Los Angeles, CA on September 22 as part of Beyond Fest. The event will include a performance from Anvil and appearances from a number of special guests. It will also feature a Q&A with Kudlow, Reiner, Gervasi, and Rebecca Yeldham. Steve-O (“Jackass”) will serve as the moderator.
Utopia CEO Robert Schwartzman commented:
“This film is pure magic. As well as being a brilliant filmmaker, Sacha was in the right place at the right time and has managed to bring audiences a truly inspiring film which has stood the test of time.”
“If you’d told me all those years ago at Sundance, when we had no buyers, that this movie would be released into theaters for the second time 13 years later I never would have believed you, but here we are. It truly is a miracle. This is all thanks to Robert and his extraordinary team at Utopia. They’re brilliant to work with because they’re filmmakers themselves, and their support and passion are unmatched. All Anvil and I can say is thank you!”