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"JIMI HENDRIX: THE GUITAR HERO" on DVD and Digital Download September 14th from Image Entertainment



Electrifying DVD and Digital Download September 14

Chatsworth, CA – Coming out of nowhere to stun – then inspire – the music world, he would be known as the master of the electric guitar.  He came into his own during the late 1960’s, when it seemed that there was a new music idol born every day.  But there was only one Jimi Hendrix and years after his untimely death, his genius is still among us. This September marks the 40th anniversary of the passing of rock’s greatest guitarist. On September 14th Image Entertainment releases Classic Artists’: Jimi Hendrix: The Guitar Hero, narrated by Slash (Guns N Roses, Velvet Revolver) – a musician whose own rock skills have not gone unrecognized.

Less a biography than the first film to focus on the music itself and the impetus of the master who created it, Classic Artists’: Jimi Hendrix: The Guitar Hero features new and exclusive interviews with some of the greatest names in classic and contemporary rock music, as well as iconic images and rare archival footage.  Available at an SRP of $19.98 for the DVD , the film will also be available via digital download.  Pre-book is August 17th.

Classic Artists’: Jimi Hendrix: The Guitar Hero looks at the career of Jimi Hendrix - from playing backup guitar for Little Richard to making headlines with his history-making performances at the Monterey Pop Festival and Woodstock .  Through the words of Jimi’s family and a collection of contemporaries and admirers, including Dave Mason (Traffic), Eric Clapton and Ginger Baker (Cream), Eric Burdon (The Animals), Mick Taylor (Rolling Stones), Paul Rodgers (Bad Company) and Bev Bevan (ELO) – the myth falls away and Jimi Hendrix is brought to life once more.  Moving beyond the icon, Classic Artists brings alive the image and music that Jimi Hendrix evoked from his very soul, using the instrument, as, he put it, as his “personal diary.” This style evoked a home-grown and raw, uncensored sensuality, which indeed was his nature and that of his music, as if he were his own muse.

Classic Artists’: Jimi Hendrix: The Guitar Hero is a complete vision of an immortal talent.  Jimi Hendrix had seven songs placed on Rolling Stone’s recent “500 Greatest Songs Of All Time;” they also ranked him #1 on their list of the 100 greatest guitarists of all time. Jimi Hendrix is the Guitar Hero:  to those who saw him play and to those who will always be influenced by his unique style and passion.

Bonus features on Classic Artists’: Jimi Hendrix: The Guitar Hero DVD include:

--Henry Diltz' 8mm Silent Footage: "The Monkees"
--"Jimi Hendrix Experience" at the Marquee - "Hey Joe"
--Collectible 20-page booklet
--Extended Interviews
--Photo Galleries

About Image Entertainment:
Image Entertainment, Inc. (OTCQB: DISK) is a leading independent licensee and distributor of entertainment programming in North America, with approximately 3,000 exclusive DVD titles and approximately 340 exclusive CD titles in domestic release and more than 450 programs internationally via sublicense agreements.  For many of its titles, the Company has exclusive audio and broadcast rights and has digital download rights to over 2,100 video programs and approximately 400 audio titles containing more than 5,600 individual tracks.  The Company is headquartered in Chatsworth , California .  For more information about Image Entertainment, Inc., please go to

Classic Artists’: Jimi Hendrix: The Guitar Hero - DVD
Genre:             Music, Special Interest, Rock, Documentary
Rating: Not Rated
Languages:       English 
Format:            Anamorphic Widescreen (1.78:1)
Audio:              Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
Subtitles:           N/A
SRP:                $19.98
Street Date:      September 14, 2010
Pre-Book:        August 17, 2010
Length:             109 minutes
UPC :                014381324822
Cat#:                ID3248ISDVD

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