Monday, November 23, 2009

Cult Rock Film on DVD

Drop Dead Rock, starring Adam Ant and Deborah Harry will be released on DVD on December 8, 2009.

This film played the art house circuit when it premiered in 1995. It was written by Ric Menello and Adam Dubin, the creators of the Beastie Boys music video Fight For Your Right To Party. Drop Dead Rock was directed by Adam Dubin who recently directed comedian Lewis Black's concert film Stark Raving Black.

"I wanted to make a 60's movie about an 80's rock star in the 90's," said Dubin.

Drop Dead Rock is billed rock and roll comedy. A down and out rock n' roll band, Hindenburg, kidnap their favorite British rock star, Spazz-O, and hold him hostage. But Spazz-O's ex-porn star wife Holly Everest (Playboy lingerie model Chelsey Parks) and his manager, Dave Donovan (Adam Ant), anxious for his fortune, and hired a professional hit on the rock star.

The impending media feeding frenzy causes Spazz-O's career to spike. Media mogul Thor Sturmundrang (Deborah Harry) produces a big advance check, making Spazz-O worth more alive than dead. It's left to Dave to outwit the bumbling band, clumsy cops, ruthless record execs and terrifying terrorists.

"The film is good," says Adam Ant. "I can't tell you how much it made me laugh doing it. I still laugh now just thinking about it. It's kind of like a 90's Spinal Tap."

Film Threat predicted, "Drop Dead Rock is destined for late-night cult-status and instant success in the video market." The DVD will be released by MVD Entertaintment Group.