Bridge Nine Records
will release the Blu-ray edition of THE GODFATHERS OF HARDCORE
the critically-acclaimed, Ian McFarland-
directed documentary, on November 15. The film is available digitally here
THE GODFATHERS OF HARDCORE film is an intimate portrait about two of the most influential men in underground music — Roger Miret and Vinnie Stigma of the iconic New York hardcore punk rock band Agnostic Front. For over 35 years, the duo has shared something inside they couldn’t scream loud enough. Something they couldn’t play hard enough. Something they couldn’t stop, even if they wanted to. Agnostic Front is the combined roar from the hearts of two guys who have fought their whole lives, and whose pain, passion, and power helped ignite a movement.
Starting in the ’80s on the streets of the Lower East Side, Agnostic Front rose to play a key role in defining, shaping, and establishing the sound and code of conduct for a still-thriving, now-worldwide culture. Today, Roger, 54, and Vinnie, 63 remain the very embodiment of hardcore, representing endurance, perseverance, brotherhood, strength against oppression and the will to keep going—obstacles be damned.
THE GODFATHERS OF HARDCORE has been on the festival circuit since November 2017 where it premiered at the DOCNYC 2017 Film Festival. It has been featured at over 15 festivals worldwide, selling out the majority of those screenings and winning multiple accolades and awards along the way. GODFATHERS has also been featured in reviews by major publications like Rolling Stone, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter, Metal Hammer, Revolver, and UPROXX. It made its U.S./Canadian broadcast premiere on Showtime in December 2018 then on SKY in The UK in July 2019 and both networks are currently streaming and broadcasting the film. The film was released worldwide on iTunes, Google, Amazon, Vudu, and Vimeo On Demand, and in the first week of its release the film quickly rose to be #1 Music Film on iTunes and held that position for nearly two weeks.
The Blu-ray edition of the film features eight different language subtitle options and will be available in a standard case as well as a special version housed in a gatefold 7″ jacket cover, with a bonus, seven song live recording from the Agnostic Front show Berlin that is featured in the film.
1. “Blind Justice”
2. “Last Warning”
4. “Paulie the Beer Drinking Dog”
5. “For My Family”
6. “Friend Or Foe”
7. “Victim In Pain”
ABOUT IAN MCFARLAND:
IAN McFARLAND is a producer, director, editor and musician. His sense or awareness, empathy and instinct for storytelling allows him to create stunningly authentic, engaging, compelling portraits of subjects ranging from internationally known musicians to regular people on the street. He brings a specific understanding of pace, structure and rhythm to his visual work as a result of his musical background.
Ian began his career at an early age, touring the world and performing in bands everywhere from punk rock parties in backyards and living rooms to major European open-air festivals. In the past 10 years, he has directed numerous music videos for Grammy-nominated international acts and created Emmy-nominated and award-winning films aired on SHOWTIME, VICE, SKY, ESPN, MTV, and others.