AC/DC: Let There Be Rock
|AC/DC: Let There Be Rock|
|Directed by||Eric Dionysius
|Edited by||Mariette Lévy-Novion|
|Distributed by||Warner Bros.|
|Running time||95 minutes|
AC/DC: Let There Be Rock is a live concert motion picture featuring the Australian hard rock band AC/DC, released theatrically in September 1980 (see 1980 in music) and on videotape the same year. It was filmed at the Pavillon de Paris in Paris, France on 9 December 1979 (see 1979 in music), and also contains interviews with members of the band, including lead vocalist Bon Scott, who died two months after filming. The concert film was re-released on a Blu-ray/DVD double pack along with a collector's tin, concert pictures, a souvenir guitar pick, and a 32 page booklet, or just as Blu-ray or DVD individual sets on 7 June 2011. Only 90,000 of the collectors tins were made, and each labeled with a number out of 90,000 on the base of the tin.
Though it shares a name with AC/DC's fourth studio album, Let There Be Rock, the movie also includes live versions of songs from T.N.T., Powerage, and Highway to Hell. The movie's poster and videotape package featured similar cover art to that used on the most-widely distributed editions of the Let There Be Rock album.
In 1997 (see 1997 in music), an expanded audio recording of this concert was released on CD as Let There Be Rock: The Movie – Live in Paris, on discs 2-3 of the Bonfire box set. In addition to the 13 tracks included on the movie, the CD also contains a live version of "T.N.T.".
01 - Live Wire
02 - Shot Down in Flames
03 - Hell Ain't a Bad Place to Be
04 - Sin City
05 - Walk All Over You
06 - Bad Boy Boogie
07 - The Jack
08 - Highway to Hell
09 - Girls Got Rhythm
10 - High Voltage
11 - Whole lotta Rosie
12 - Rocker
13 - Let There Be Rock
- Bon Scott – lead vocals
- Angus Young – lead guitar
- Malcolm Young – rhythm guitar, backing vocals
- Cliff Williams – bass, backing vocals
- Phil Rudd – drums, percussion
- Directors – Eric Dionysius
- Producer – Eric Mistler
- Cinematography – Jean-Francis Gondre
- Film – Mariette Lévy-Novion
- Executive Producer – Martine Cuisinier
- Sound – Mike Scarfe (MHA Audio)
- Special Effects – Terry Lee (lightning)
- Visual Effects – Klauss Blasquiz (graphics) and Jacques Dimier (animation)
"A big rock 'n' roll moment for me as a teenager was going to see AC/DC's Let There Be Rock movie," Dave Grohl told Q. "That was the first time I heard music that made me want to break shit… After the first number in that movie, that was maybe the first moment in my life where I really felt like a punk. I just wanted to tear that movie theatre to shreds."
- "AC/DC Let There Be Rock Blu-ray Announced". Blu-ray.com. Retrieved 15 October 2011.
- "AC/DC: Let There Be Rock (Limited Collector's Edition) [Blu-ray]: Phil Rudd, Ronald Belford Scott, Eric Mistler Eric Dionysius: Movies & TV". Amazon.com. Retrieved 15 October 2011.
- Q, October 2010
- AC/DC: Let There Be Rock at the Internet Movie Database
- AC/DC: Let There Be Rock at AllMovie
- AC/DC Let There Be Rock at the National Film and Sound Archive