New release: The two-tone legacy will see a hi-def upgrade this winter with a Blu-ray edition of Dance Craze. From the BFI press release: "Drench yourself in the high-energy, sweatbox that was the British 2 Tone explosion of the late 1970s, early 1980s, with this legendary concert film. Brilliantly capturing the vibrancy of the genre, Dance Craze offers a vivid, immersive snapshot of the 2 Tone era, through dynamic concert performances by The Specials, Madness, The Selecter, The Beat, Bad Manners and The Bodysnatchers. Newly restored by the BFI from original film materials and made available on Blu-ray and DVD for the very first time ever. The release will feature a brand new Dolby Atmos sound mix supervised by Jerry Dammers and Dermot James (Chrysalis Records). The Soundtrack: Released through 2 Tone Records/Chrysalis Soundtracks, will be available as a Deluxe Edition 3LP vinyl and 3CD box sets. Both will include the previously unreleased 27-song soundtrack, along with the original 1981 album." Info: New 4K restoration, Original mono/stereo/5.1 surround mixes and Dolby Atmos® surround sound mix, Outtakes, Booklet featuring new writing on the film. Not: Blu-ray is Region 2/B so fans in the Sates will require an all-region player. More info about ordering here. Spy Vibers no doubt also heard the sad news of the recent passing of Terry Hall of The Specials.
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