2 Feb 2008
Control special features 
The UK dvd release of Control on 11 February is fast approaching and fuller

DVD Special Features include:

- Making of Control - 25 minute featurette includes interviews with Director Anton Corbijn, star Sam Riley and BAFTA-nominated writer Matt Greenhalgh
- Commentary with Director Anton Corbijn - covering his experiences making Control, from the casting process to on-set stories to filmmaking techniques
- Extended performance scenes featuring Sam Riley, James Anthony Pearson, Joe Anderson and Harry Treadaway as Joy Division perform the songs 'Transmission', 'Leaders of Men' and 'Candidate' in full
- Joy Division's Atmosphere '88 video as directed by Anton Corbijn

Amazon.co.uk also has a special offer whereby you get a free copy of 'Touching From A Distance' by Deborah Curtis with the dvd while stocks last.

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In the grey days of late 1970s post-punk Manchester, youth culture was a serious affair: every musical performance was measured mostly by the conviction of its delivery. The term 'New Wave' opened up free vistas where acquired skills could once again be exercised after punk's monochrome blur. It could be applied to anything from a James 'Blood' Ulmer record to the latest Throbbing Gristle release, Magazine to Swell Maps. Move outside that terrain into Sun Ra, Parliament, Frank Sinatra and Martin Denny, and your options were suddenly without limit...

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