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Tenacious D Unveils Its ‘Masterworks’
As first tipped here in May, comedy/rock duo Tenacious D has compiled its short-lived HBO series, music videos, short films, a 90-minute concert from London’s Brixton Academy and a tour documentary for the double-DVD set “The Masterworks.” The project will be released Sept. 9 by Epic.
The Brixton Academy show features such D favorites as “Wonderboy,” “Explosivo,” “Kielbasa,” “F*** Her Gently,” “Tribute” and “Rock Your Socks.” The DVD’s second disc will include videos and “making of” featurettes for “Wonderboy” and “Tribute,” TV appearances on “Mad TV” and “Crank Yankers” and in-studio footage.
“This is the package all D fans will want,” director Liam Lynch told in May. “I’m even sick of having things on so many different videotapes all over my house. Now everything will all be in one spot. We want it as much as the fans do.”
For a true glimpse behind the scenes, “The Masterworks” also offers the 30-minute feature “On the Road With Tenacious D,” shot Lynch. “I toured with them for three months so I had like 60 hours of video of us playing ‘Grand Theft Auto,'” he says.
Lynch and Tenacious D’s Jack Black are hard at work on the script for a feature film, “Tenacious D in the Pick of Destiny.” Lynch hopes shooting will get underway before the end of the year. In the meantime, Black will appear in the film “Envy” with Ben Stiller, due Aug. 22 in U.S. theaters.