For the film, directors Will Lovelace and Dylan Southern ("No Distance Left To Run") lovingly assembled band frontman James Murphy’s emotions the week before, the night of, and the day after the MSG event, but for those looking for just the concert in and of itself, Oscilloscope has announced that the DVD will feature the full three-and-a-half-hour show on a second disc. The first disc will include the film as shown theatrically, and also features extra interview footage with top music journo Chuck Klosterman interviewing Murphy about his career and future plans. The Klosterman sections of the film were one of the most divisive aspects, with some finding the author’s interjections grating, and others seeing it as a suitable tribute to a band looking back.
Whatever your relationship to the band, “Shut Up And Play The Hits” remains a compelling and unconventional look at fame and touring, while also knocking off a string of fantastic songs in the process, so check the Blu-ray and DVD out when it hits on October 9th. [Oscilloscope]