After a limited theatrical release and HBO premiere, Brett Morgen‘s Cobain: Montage of Heck, a documentary on late Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain, is set for DVD/Blu-Ray release on November 6, 2015 in North America.
Described as a “visceral and detailed cinematic insight of an artist at odds with his surroundings,” the film follows Kurt from his childhood in Aberdeen, Washington, through the height of his fame and downfall.
It blends Cobain’s personal and family archives, interviews with family and friends, various Nirvana performances and unheard songs, as well as unreleased home movies, recordings, artwork, photography, journals, demos, and songbooks.
Co-produced by HBO Documentary Films and Universal Pictures, the film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival on January 24, 2015 and the 65th Berlin International Film Festival on February 8, 2015.
On April 10, 2015, it received a limited theatrical release in the UK, where it was released to DVD/Blu-Ray and VOD on April 27, 2015.
It released to limited theaters in the U.S. on April 24, 2015, and aired on HBO on May 4, 2015.
Director Brett Morgen served as a producer for the feature along with Danielle Renfrew Behrens. Animated scenes were created by Stefan Nadelman and Hisko Hulsing.
Along with the film, a companion book of the same name was released on May 5, 2015.
It contains animation stills from the film as well as transcripts of interviews, photographs, and Cobain’s artwork that were not featured in the film.
The film’s soundtrack will feature an unreleased 12-minute acoustic song by Cobain.