Jane's Addiction Dusts Off Documentary
The Jane's Addiction documentary "Three Days" will finally see North American release on DVD Oct. 7 via Sanctuary, four years after debuting at the Slamdance Film Festival in Park City, Utah.The Jane's Addiction documentary "Three Days" will finally see North American release on DVD Oct. 7 via Sanctuary, four years after debuting at the Slamdance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. Directed by Carter Smith and Kevin Ford, the film chronicles the band's debaucherous 1997 reunion tour with a mixture of documentary and narrative styles and different film stock.
For the first Jane's tour since the band's 1991 dissolution, original members Perry Farrell, Dave Navarro and Stephen Perkins were joined by Red Hot Chili Peppers member Flea, replacing original bassist Eric Avery. By all accounts, the group quickly reverted back to its hard-partying ways, with Navarro suffering a relapse in his battles with heroin and other drug addictions.
Adding to the strange vibe of "Three Days," which has circulated for years in the collectors' market, is the presence of actor Cinque Lee, the brother of director Spike Lee. He portrays a fictional filmmaker assigned to document the reunion tour, but with limited cooperation from Jane's Addiction. Lee does manage to run into several celebrities, including a handful of Playboy bunnies and actors Val Kilmer and Alyssa Milano.
The DVD features 42 minutes of unused footage, live versions of "Mountain Song," "Jane Says," "Ocean Size" and "Three Days," plus a collage of photos from the tour. "Three Days" will also be released Nov. 3 internationally.
Jane's Addiction plays Toronto on Friday (Sept. 26) and Saturday before beginning a 21-date European tour Tuesday in London. The group is expected to resume shows in North America before the end of the year.