WE ARE X–the critically acclaimed documentary film about the rock group X JAPAN from the production team behind the Oscar-winning Searching for Sugar Man—made its streaming debut exclusively on HULU starting Sunday, July 2. The music doc film comes to HULU through an exclusive deal with Magnolia Pictures that grants the streaming service the pay one window streaming rights to films released by the major film distributor.
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From the producers of the Oscar-winning film Searching for Sugar Man and director and documentarian Stephen Kijak (Stones in Exile, Scott Walker: 30 Century Man), comes WE ARE X, a captivating and transcendent rock ‘n’ roll documentary about one of the most successful bands in history, X JAPAN. WE ARE X profiles the blockbuster Japanese rock band and its enigmatic frontman YOSHIKI–composer, classically trained pianist, drummer and the creative force behind the band’s wild success. Featuring interviews with Gene Simmons, Marilyn Manson, Stan Lee and more, WE ARE X dives into YOSHIKI’s life and X JAPAN’s attempt to break into the American music industry. Supported by concert footage, band interviews and fan photos, the compelling film takes a look at X JAPAN’s hardships and conflicts including suicide and cultism. Also spotlighting the band’s triumphs, WE ARE X explores the X JAPAN’s phenomenal success, boasting more than 30 million albums and singles sold, countless sold-out concerts around the world and fans in North America, Europe, Latin America and Southeast Asia. An astonishingly intimate portrait of a deeply haunted–but truly unstoppable–virtuoso and the music that has enthralled legions of the world’s most devoted fans.
“If We Are X proves anything, it’s that rock bands can experience similar trials: acrimony and fatalities, but also, sometimes, glorious comebacks.”
-The New York Times
“Invoking the spirit of an epic rock show, We Are X expresses all the energy, joy and sadness of X Japan’s music.”
-The Los Angeles Times
“More than a rock documentary, the film is about friendship, grief, the humans behind the make-up and masks, and the people they indelibly touch.”
WE ARE X film available now on Blu-Ray, DVD, and Digital HD via Magnolia Home Entertainment under the Magnet Label
WE ARE X film soundtrack out now via Sony Music’s Legacy Recordings:
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