At the last stop on the recent Metal Mayhem tour in Hartford, Conn., “Lemmy” Directors/Producers Wes Orshoski and Greg Olliver recently hand delivered Lemmy’s gold sales award, recognizing sales of more than 50,000 DVDs, blurays and digital downloads in the United States. Pictured, from left, is Olliver, Lemmy and Orshoski.
We’re proud to report that “LEMMY” has been certified gold in the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, France and Finland. Here’s a shot of the man himself receiving his German gold award backstage at the Wacken Festival in Germany in August.
In other recent news, “LEMMY” won DVD/Film of the Year at this year’s Classic Rock Awards in London in November, beating releases by the Foo Fighters, The Big 4, Deep Purple, Black Sabbath, the Rolling Stones and AC/DC.
Until Christmas day, all DVDs, Blurays, and t-shirts are being discounted by as much as 25% at the Lemmy Movie Store. We’re quickly running out of t-shirts, so don’t miss out! To visit the LEMMY MOVIE STORE, click here.
More news on distribution deals in South America and Latin America coming soon.
After four years, the critically acclaimed documentary “LEMMY: 49% Motherfucker. 51% Son of a Bitch” is now available in the U.S.! The film is out Tuesday, Feb. 15th on DVD, Blu Ray and digital download. Click here to buy the film.
Both the DVD and Bluray include over 4.5 hours of bonus content, including the uncut TWO-SONG jam with Metallica in Nashville (that’s right, Lemmy actually performed two songs with Metallica that night, “Damage Case” and “Too Late Too Late” and those who buy the DVD or Blu Ray get to see both uncut rehearsals and performances, all mixed in 5.1 Surround Sound). Also included is 40 minutes of live Motorhead, featurettes on Mikkey Dee and Phil Campbell, a special featurette on Lemmy’s 50th bday, featuring previously unreleased footage of Metallica performing as The Lemmys, more than 20 minutes of Lemmy interview outtakes, a featurette on the making of “Motorizer,” and much, much more.
Also enclosed is a booklet containing, liner notes from the directors, previously unpublished photos and drawings by Lemmy himself.
Also available at the LEMMY MOVIE STORE are posters, and t-shirts, one of which was designed by Lemmy himself.
Below is the list of U.S. Theatrical Dates. ** Denotes one-night-only screenings
Jan. 13: L.A. Premiere, VISTA THEATRE, 7 p.m.
Jan. 14-Feb. 3: Portland (Or.), The Clinton St. Theater
Jan. 14-20: Dallas, Texas, The Texas Theatre in Oak Cliff
Jan. 15-20: Atlanta, The Plaza
Jan. 15: Long Beach, Calif., The Art Theatre of Long Beach **
Jan. 15: Minneapolis, Riverview Theatre **
Jan. 17-20: Milwaukee, Times Cinema
Jan. 21-Feb. 17, New York, Cinema Village
Jan. 21-Feb. 3, Peoria, Ill., Peoria Theater
Jan. 21: Fargo, ND, Fargo Theatre**
Jan. 21-27, Los Angeles, Laemmle’s Sunset 5
Jan. 21-28: Austin, Texas, Draft House (South Lamar)
Jan. 22, San Leandro, CA, The Historic Bal Theatre **
Jan. 26, San Antonio, Alamo Drafthouse Westlakes **
Jan. 27, 9 p.m., Savannah, GA, Muse Arts Warehouse (Psychotronic Film Festival)**
Jan. 28, Asbury Park, NJ, Asbury Lanes
Jan. 28-30, Nashville, Belcourt Theatre
Jan. 28-29, Auburn, NY, The Auburn Public Theater
Jan. 29-30, San Francisco, The Roxie
Jan. 30, Cleveland, The Beachland Ballroom**
Feb. 1-4, San Francisco, The Roxie
Feb. 2, Tucson, AZ, The Loft Cinema **
Feb. 2-3, Detroit, The Magic Bag
Feb. 3, Philadelphia, The Trocadero**
Feb. 4, Boston, Regent Theatre **
Feb. 4-6, Nashville, Belcourt Theatre
Feb. 4-6, Pittsburgh, Harris Theater
Feb. 4-10, Seattle, Northwest Film Forum
Feb. 4-TBD, Omaha, NE, Aksarben Cinema 10
Feb. 4-6, Kansas City, MO, Screenland Crossroads
Feb. 5: Long Beach, Calif., The Art Theatre of Long Beach **
Feb. 5, Macon, GA, Cox Capitol Theatre **
Feb. 5, San Leandro, CA, The Historic Bal Theatre **
Feb. 9, Portland, ME, SPACE Gallery **
Feb. 9, Knoxville, TN, The Cider House
Feb. 10: Minneapolis, Riverview Theatre **
Feb. 10, 9:45 p.m., Chicago, The Music Box Theatre**
JAN/FEB THEATRICAL RUNS IN NYC, AUSTIN, SEATTLE, ATLANTA, PORTLAND
The already-larger-than-life Lemmy Kilmister is headed to the big screen this winter, as the acclaimed new documentary “Lemmy: 49% Motherf**ker, 51% Son Of A Bitch” (Damage Case Films/Megaforce) is confirmed for theatrical bookings around the country. The first round of screenings to be announced include New York City (Cinema Village, opening Jan. 21), Austin (The Draft House Downtown, Jan. 14-21), Seattle (Film Forum, Feb. 4-10), Portland, OR (Clinton St. Theater, Jan. 14-21), and Atlanta (The Plaza Theatre, opening Jan. 15). More cities to be announced soon. (Theaters wanting to book “Lemmy: 49% Motherf**ker, 51% Son Of A Bitch” should contact firstname.lastname@example.org)
Critics around the world can’t get enough of “Lemmy.” The film won the Best Documentary prize at the In Edit Film Festival in Santiago, Chile last weekend, and it’s been a major hit at dozens of other international festivals, including screenings in France, England, Germany, Spain, Australia, The Netherlands, and South Korea. Currently in theaters in the U.K., “Lemmy” has recently sold-out screenings in Paris, Berlin and Tokyo, where it was rated by one firm as the second most popular film in theaters last weekend.
The DVD, a-two disc set packed with more than 4 hours of bonus features, will be released Feb. 15 and will be available for digital download and on BluRay. Filmed over more than three years, and directed by Greg Olliver and Wes Orshoski, “Lemmy” features appearances by artists spanning the musical spectrum, from Metallica, Ozzy Osbourne and Slash to Peter Hook (New Order/Joy Division), Mick Jones (The Clash) and Jarvis Cocker. Reviewing the film at the Sydney Film Festival in June, Variety Magazine remarked, simply: “‘Lemmy’ rocks!”
Thanks to our many new friends in Santiago, Chile, who voted LEMMY the best documentary at this past weekend’s In Edit Film Festival. We caught the second of the two screenings, and it was by far the best screening we’ve witnessed since the world premiere. We were hugged probably a thousand times after the film. Thanks to our new friends there for voting for the film and for taking us out on the town! — Wes Orshoski & Greg Olliver (Directors/Producers)
The remaining U.K. theatrical dates are as follows.
Dec. 16 Leeds, Hyde Park Picture House
Dec. 17 – Dec. 24 Bristol, Watershed
Dec. 24 – Jan. 1 Sheffield, Showroom
December 27th – Jan. 1 Manchester, Cornerhouse
“LEMMY” Coming to Select U.S. Theaters in January
At long last, details of the U.S. release of “LEMMY” are here. After thrilling fans at film festivals the world over, the critically acclaimed film will hit theaters in select U.S. cities (mostly major markets) starting in mid-January. On Feb. 15th, “LEMMY” will be released on DVD and Blu-Ray and will be offered as a digital download.
The DVD will span two discs, and will include four hours of bonus material, more than is being offered in any other country. And, we promise, it’s all killer, no filler. It is designed to be a treasure trove of everything Lemmy.
Stay tuned for more details on theatrical screenings coming in the next few weeks!
About a year ago, a month before we wrapped filming on “LEMMY,” we drove up to the island of Anglesey in North Wales, where Lem grew up. Originally, we were just going there to grab some scenic shots of the coastline, and of Lemmy’s house (if it was still there… we couldn’t find it after looking FOREVER, so we presume that it’s gone)… We swung by his old high school to, again, just grab some exteriors. But in one of the luckiest moments during the making of the film, the head master and deputy head master gave us their blessing to interview a few of their students. One of whom, Tom Doolan, was a major metal fan and knew all about Lem’s history with the school. As we were interviewing students, the bell rang and kids started pouring into the hallway, so we moved into the school theater to finish up. Tom jumped on the piano in the corner and blessed us with an impromptu rendition of “Ace of Spades,” to which some 30 or 40 students sang along. It was a great moment, one of the many highlights of making “LEMMY.” We were able to repay Tom last month, with a private hang with Lem backstage at a nearby show in Llandudno. Thanks again, dude!
– Wes Orshoski & Greg Olliver (Directors/Producers)
U.K. PREMIERE: Sat. Oct. 23rd
Additional London Screenings on Oct. 25, 27
Directors To Appear on LFF Rock Doc Panel
Barcelona Screenings on Oct. 30, Nov. 1, 6
We’re proud to announce our screening dates for the London Film Festival. LEMMY premieres on Oct. 23rd at the LFF at 9 p.m. at NFT1 BFI South Bank. This is our official U.K. premiere, and we couldn’t be more excited and honored.
Additional screenings will be held on Monday October 25th at 12:15 p.m. at Vue Leicester Square, and at 7 p.m. on Wednesday October 27th at Studio (BFI South Bank building).
In addition, we’re proud to announce that LEMMY directors Wes Orshoski and Greg Olliver will appear on a London Film Fest panel discussion entitled “I’m With the Band,” which will also feature the filmmakers behind new films on Mott The Hoople, Creation Records and Stephin Merritt of the Magnetic Fields. The free event will take place Sunday Oct. 24 at 8:30-10 p.m. in the Delegate Centre at BFI Southbank.
Following the London Film Fest, LEMMY will screen three times in Barcelona at the In Edit Film Festival. The film premieres in Spain on Saturday Oct. 30 at 10:15 p.m. The second screening will be held Monday, November 1 at 8 p.m. and finally Saturday November 6 at 4 p.m. All screenings will take place at Cinema Aribau Multisalas.