The Rock-afire Explosion Documentary Blu-Ray

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The Rock-afire Explosion Documentary Blu-Ray 


Price: $37.98 (Later on sale for $26.99)
Units Produced: 2000
Release Date: February 1, 2024
Manufacturer: Vinegar Syndrome


Dimensions: 135mm x 171.5mm x 13mm
Color: Blue, Yellow
Label:The Rock-afire Explosion
Label:Blu-ray Disc AGFA AMERICAN GENRE FILM ARCHIVE The Rock-afire Explosion
Label:THE Rock-Afire Explosion 2008 | COLOR | 72 MINS DIRECTOR: BRETT WHITCOMB | WRITER: BRADFORD THOMASON THE ROCK-AFIRE EXPLOSION is the true story behind one of the strangest pop culture phenomenons of the 1980s. Before being mysteriously replaced by Chuck-E-Cheese, the ShowBiz Pizza chain (and its animatronic rock band, the Rock-Afire Explosion) took the U.S. by storm and eventually inspired the hit video game FIVE NIGHT'S AT FREDDY'S. This documentary chronicles the rise and fall of ShowBiz Pizza, the Rock-afire Explosion, and the obsessive fans who have kept the dream alive. Produced DIY-style by filmmakers Brett Whitcomb and Bradford Thomason (GLOW: THE STORY OF GORGEOUS LADIES OF WRESTLING), THE ROCK-AFIRE EXPLOSION is a joyful and touching look at the importance of nostalgia and the eternal quest to stay young. AGFA is excited to bring this overlooked doc to Blu-ray for the first time, complete with enough extras to inspire a million animatronic sing-alongs. SPECIAL FEATURES • Preservation from the original digital master • Commentary with filmmakers Brett Whitcomb and Bradford Thomason • Outtakes • Vintage Creative Engineering promo video • Vintage "Tune Machine" skit • Vintage "Willy Rabbit" news broadcast • Vintage "Pizza Party" promo video • Vintage "Uncle Klunk" promo video Original home video trailer • Behind the scenes photo gallery AGFA AMERICAN GENRE FILM ARCHIVE OCN DISTRIBUTION 72 MINS 1.33:1 OAR Blu-ray Disc ABC WARNING: THIS COLLECTION IS PROTECTED BY LAW. All unauthorized copying, public performance, exhibition, or broadcasting is prohibited by law. Features, menus, and special features © 2024 American Genre Film Archive. All rights reserved. AMERICANGENREFILM.COM

The Rock-afire Explosion Documentary Blu-Ray is a 2024 limited edition rerelease of the The Rock-afire Explosion Documentary with small additions and an improved video quality over the prior DVD release.

Changes / Additions

The release would come with different artwork for the case and slip cover from the usual promotional art, now using scans of the artwork featured on the Rock-afire Explosion Record 2 and Rock-afire Explosion Record 4 vinyl records. The back description would also be rewritten to include info after the film's release, such as the director's being credited for their later hit documentary Glow, and the Rock-afire eventually inspiring the 2014 game series Five Nights at Freddy's.

The film's original digital master would be included on the disc. The disc would now be 33gb.[1]

New director commentary from Brett Whitcomb and Bradford Thomason over the film would be included. A new photo gallery of behind the scenes pictures would also be included.


On February 1st, 2024, the American Genre Film Archive would work in tandem with Vinegar Syndrome to begin pre-orders for the film.[2][3] Only 2000 would be made for the release. Within the first week around 500 copies had been ordered.[4] By February 26th, 1,300 copies had been ordered.[5] The earliest known copy would arrive on February 28th, 2024.[6]