TMBG Documentary Heads To DVD
An expanded edition of "Gigantic (A Tale of Two Johns)," AJ Schnack's feature documentary about Brooklyn, N.Y.-based rock duo They Might Be Giants, is being readied for release on DVD. Plexifilm, in aAn expanded edition of "Gigantic (A Tale of Two Johns)," AJ Schnack's feature documentary about Brooklyn, N.Y.-based rock duo They Might Be Giants, is being readied for release on DVD. Plexifilm, in association with Bonfire Films of America, has set a Nov. 18 release date for the set.
The deluxe version of the film will include four-and-a-half hours of bonus material, including some of the band's video clips, performance footage, outtakes, deleted scenes and bonus interviews. The disc will also include feature commentary with TMBG's John Flansburgh and John Linnell as well as Schnack.
Music videos for "Put Your Hand Inside the Puppet Head," "Don't Let's Start," "(She Was a) Hotel Detective," "Ana Ng" and "Birdhouse in Your Soul" are tacked on to the DVD. Live footage includes a 1990 performance of "Birdhouse" on "The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson," a 2001 in-store performance at Tower Records and three extra songs from a 2001 concert at Brooklyn's Warsaw club filmed exclusively for the documentary.
The film is wrapping up a 50-city tour of North American theaters. As previously reported, the film is comprised of footage of the band in the studio and on tour in support of its last album, "Mink Car" (Restless), along with interviews with everyone from former Pixies lead singer Frank Black and Blink-182 member Mark Hoppus to legendary New York talk show host Joe Franklin and former senator Paul Simon.
It also features actors Michael McKean, Andy Richter, Harry Shearer and Janeane Garafalo offering deadpan readings of TMBG lyric selections.