Wednesday, April 21, 2010

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Via an email that I received from

Hello everyone!

compassion|media proudly announces the official release of the striving documentary 'EDGE – Perspectives on Drug Free Culture' on May 15th, 2010. The DVD contains approx. 80 minutes of extra material, subtitles in 15 languages and is available in PAL and NTSC.

From April 15th we are offering a pre-order package, only available via This package is limited to 1.000 copies worldwide (500 NTSC / 500 PAL). The DVD is numbered by hand and includes a unique poster, sticker, button, as well as a special cover design.

EDGE - Perspectives on Drug Free Culture traces the Straight Edge subculture from its early roots in the beginning of the 1980s to this day by drawing a very differentiated and diverse picture through in-depth interviews with 12 individuals. The documentary takes the viewer behind and beyond the scenes of Straight Edge. Artists, Musicians, activists and the people that shaped the idea from the beginning, such as Ian Mackaye (Minor Threat/Fugazi), Ray Cappo (Youth of Today/Shelter) and Karl Buechner (Earth Crisis), give witness to their perception of the history of Straight Edge and comment on the praise and criticism.

So far, the feature length documentary about Straight Edge was screened in more than 60 cities in North America, Europe and Asia. EDGE was in the Official Selection for the Mission Underground Film Festival in San Francisco, the Radar International Film Festival in Hamburg, Germany and the Raw Cut Film Festivsal in Warsaw, Poland.

Special Features
Deleted scenes: Kurt Schroeder, Kelly Leonard, Sean Muttaqi, Bill French
Extended Interviews: Ian MacKaye, Ray Cappo, Ross Haenfler, Kent McClard
Audio commentary with directors Michael Kirchner & Marc Pierschel
Premiere at the Helen Mills Theatre in New York City
Making of EDGE

Language: English
: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Polish, Russian, Ukrainian, Latvian, Belarussian, Hebrew, Indonesian, Korean, Malaysian
Runtime: approx. 160 minutes
Studio: compassion|media
Region: All regions
Format: NTSC / PAL, 16:9 Widescreen

Screenplay and Direction: Marc Pierschel, Michael Kirchner
Cast: Ian MacKaye, Ray Cappo, Karl Buechner, Russ Rankin (Good Riddance), Dr. Ross Haenfler, Pat Flynn (Have Heart), Kent MacClard (Ebullition Records), Peter Young, Eva ‘Genie’ Hall (Gather), Bull Gervasi (R.A.M.B.O.), Priyesh Patel, Taylor Clements

Genre: Documentary, Music


toomz said...

i am glad that this is a far better look into straight edge then what was shown on gangland. then again, gangland wasn't shown from inside what real straight edge is and not some tough guys who end up breaking.

Anonymous said...

I was and continue to be disappointed in this movie. The interviews are good but it's done by outsiders with a lack of style...I mean looking up straight on wikipedia as part of the movie, come on.