After the US and UK releases of We Are X, it is now finally coming out in Japan and is available for preorder. The Japanese release comes in several different options: Collectors Edition 3 Disks or 1 Disk (Blu-ray), Special Edition (Blu-ray and DVD) and Standard Edition (Blu-ray and DVD). All products will be released on October 11th.
All editions include a randomly selected trading card and a full version of the documentary. Special edition also features slipcase & digipak packaging and comes with a 24 page booklet (subject to change), two bonus discs including Japanese exclusive contents such as a documentary featuring Yoshiki’s piano performance at Sundance Film Festival and the special version of We are X shown at the Wembley Arena in London and at the We are X World Tour 2017 in Japan. The bonus discs also contain performances of Kurenai and Forever Love from The Last Live, an interview with members and an unreleased footage collection.
The 1 Disk Collectors Edition features a framed version of the We are X Blu-ray disk, while the 3 Disk Collectors Edition also includes the two bonus disks that are included in the Special Edition, framed.
For a very interesting interview with Stephen Kijak, the director of We are X, see Episode 15 (15 April 2017) of the X Japan Podcast – You can find them on iTunes and Facebook.
Posted: July 18th, 2017
‘We Are X’ will be released in the US by Magnolia Home Entertainment and the UK by MangaUK.
Digital EST February 21, 2017
Blu-ray, DVD, VoD March 7, 2017
UPDATE: Blu-ray, DVD, Digital HD April 25, 2017
You can find details for streaming options here.
On Demand May 1, 2017
DVD May 1, 2017
Posted: January 22nd, 2017
Alright guys, ‘We are X’ is finally getting available outside of movie festivals! Just in the US for now, but let’s hope there will be more places all over the world added later.
A bunch of screenings will be joined by Yoshiki and Stephen Kijak for a Q&A and/or have sweet little extras like free posters. Please check the individual dates for more information. We’ll try to keep this post updated whenever something new gets announced!
We Are X! – US Dates
October 21th(7:30pm) and 22th(7:30pm): Q&As with director Stephen Kijak & Yoshiki
October 21th: WE ARE X geofilter on SnapChat @ L.A.’s Nuart Theatre from 6-10pm
Fans attending October 11th (7:30pm and 9:55pm) “WE ARE X” shows will also have an unprecedented chance to win a free, exclusive giclée print of the not-yet-revealed, limited edition Mondo poster of Yoshiki for “WE ARE X” by artist Becky Cloonan before it’s made available for purchase
Free movie poster
October 25 – San Francisco, CA (Mezzanine)
- Q&As with director Stephen Kijak & Yoshiki
- Live performance of Yoshiki
October 28 – November 3 – Austin, TX (Alamo Drafthouse – South Lamar)
Win tickets to see ‘We are X’ with Director Stephen Kijak and Yoshiki
October 28 – November 3 – Los Angeles (OC), CA (Regency South Coast Village)
October 28 – November 3 – San Francisco, CA (Alamo Drafthouse – New Mission)
November 4 – Atlanta, GA (Plaza Theatre)
November 4 – November 10 – Brooklyn, NY (Alamo Drafthouse – Downtown Brooklyn)
November 4th (7:30pm): Q&As with director Stephen Kijak & Yoshiki
November 4 – November 10 – Houston, TX (Alamo Drafthouse – Vintage Park)
November 4 – November 6 – Phoenix, AZ (FilmBar)
November 4 – November 10 – Washington, DC (Angelika Pop-Up @ Union Market)
November 9 – 10 & 12 – 13, 2016 – Seattle, WA (Northwest Film Forum)
November 11 – November 14 – Boston, MA (Brattle Theatre)
November 11 – November 17 – Columbus, OH (Gateway Film Center)
November 11 – November 17 – Detroit, MI (Cinema Detroit)
November 11 – November 17 – El Paso, TX (Alamo Drafthouse – Montecillo)
November 11 – November 17 – Kansas City, MO (Alamo Drafthouse – Mainstreet)
November 11 – November 17 – San Diego, CA (Digital Gym Cinema)
November 18 – November 24 – Lubbock, TX (Alamo Drafthouse – Lubbock)
November 18 – November 19 – Miami, FL (O Cinema – Wynwood)
November 18 – November 19 – Tulsa, OK (Circle Cinema)
November 22 – Cleveland, OH (Capitol Theatre)
November 25 – November 27 – Portland, OR (Hollywood Theatre)
December 19 – Orlando, FL (Enzian Theatre)
Source: Various Press Releases, We are X Official Website
Posted: October 21st, 2016
As X JAPAN’s documentary film is wrapping up for it’s first screening, we are slowly getting first impressions of the upcoming movie. Titled simply ‘We Are X’ it will cover both the history of X as well as their post-reunion struggles.
Prior to #XDAY, the movie will already be shown at Sundance Festival in Park City, Utah, at the end of January. The majority of this festival will be press and people within the filmmaking industry, which will provide an opportunity for X to reach out to newer audiences.
However, the big world premiere of ‘We Are X’ will still take place during #XDAY at Wembley Arena on March 12th, before the X JAPAN concert. It will be the first screening presented to the public and with the whole band attending. Imagine thousands of X Fans watching this together – it’s going to be vast experience and will certainly hype everyone for the ensuing concert!
Source: Sundance Festival
Posted: December 3rd, 2015
The hide documentary film “hide 50th anniversary FILM – JUNK STORY” will be released on DVD and Blu-ray on December 11th 2015.
Running time of the DVD will be 125 minutes and the box will also include five postcards and a bonus DVD with the special feature “JUNK STORY” LOST EPISODE, a complete version of animation and trailers. Additional information can be found on hide’s official homepage hide-city.
If you place a pre-order at the stores below you will get a different purchase bonus depending on where you buy it from.
- hide-city —> Original puzzle-print sticker
- TOWER RECORDS, HMV —> Original magnet sticker
- Amazon —> Original tote bag with the logo
Posted: July 31st, 2015