There have been a number of great archival releases from The Rolling Stones in recent years, but this one just might take the cake in terms of pure coolness. A documentary made during the Stones’ tour of Ireland in 1965, showing the band on the road and featuring their very first professionally filmed concert performances, that has never seen the light of day in completed form… until now, that is. Charlie is my Darling – Ireland 1965 is set for its world premiere Saturday, September 29, 2012 at the 50th New York Film Festival.
By Chaz Lipp
Now if you, like us, are nowhere near New York but are rabid lovers of The Rolling Stones, fear not. Charlie is my Darling is coming to Blu-ray and DVD November 6, 2012 and is currently available for preorder. There’s also a Super Deluxe Box Set Blu-ray coming on the same day (more details on that forthcoming).
I’ll let the official press release do the talking here:
“This new 2012 version of the film with added never-before-seen footage was directed and restored by director Mick Gochanour and producer Robin Klein, the GRAMMY® Award winning team that brought the classic The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus to the screen. Charlie is my Darling’s dramatic and stunning concert footage – including electrifying performances of “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction,” “The Last Time” and “Time Is On My Side” – captures the spark about to combust into The Greatest Rock and Roll Band in the World. Candid, off-the-cuff interviews are juxtaposed with revealing, comical scenes of the band goofing on one another as well as unsuspecting outsiders, and offers an unmatched look inside the day-to-day life of the Stones.”
That sounds incredible – the press release also says the home video release will include the director’s cut, producer’s cut, and new 2012 version.
Here are the details on the New York Film Festival screenings:
Walter Reade Theater
165 West 65th Street (between Broadway and Amsterdam, upper level)
Monday – Friday: 12:30 p.m. – 15 minutes after the start of the last screening of the day.
Saturday and Sunday: 30 minutes prior to start of first screening of the day – 15 minutes after start of last screening of the day.