- Dolby Digital 5.0 Surround
- Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
- 1.78:1 Widescreen Presentation
- Photo Gallery Of Henry Rollins On Tour In Afghanistan
- Rated: Unrated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 37 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: February 1, 2005
- Originally Released: 2004
- Label: Image Entertainment
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
- Additional Release Material:
- Henry Rollins in Afghanistan
- Text/Photo Galleries:
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Uncut - 03/01/2005
"Of the many strings to his bow, it's arguably as ranter/comedian that Rollins delivers the most twang."
Description by OLDIES.com:
Henry Rollins has more than ever to rant about in this performance from his recent Shock & Awe Tour, its title irreverently inspired by George Bush's early predictions of the Iraqi War's impact. With all the ferocious energy of his days as a front man for the punk group Black Flag, Rollins scathingly draws observations from his recent USO tours in Afghanistan and Iraq. He also tears across the American political and cultural landscape and ventures into more personal territory, talking about his eclectic career from music to books to TV and film, sharing his fascinating insights from traveling the world and revealing his hilariously unsuccessful search for love.
Henry Rollins is known as a Spoken Word Artist, Actor, Musician and Writer. His career achievements include numerous albums (under both the Black Flag and Rollins Band banners), spoken word discs, books, and a host of film and television appearances. His spoken word tours have taken him around the world and have garnered him a large and loyal fan base.
Another scathing, hilarious diatribe delivered by one of punk rock's most outspoken, prolific, and diverse mouthpieces, SHOCK & AWE takes Rollins' opposition to George W. Bush's war in Iraq as its jumping-off point. Drawing upon his experiences travelling in Afghanistan and Iraq under the auspices of the United Service Organization, Rollins puts the current regime, and the international consequences of its actions, under the microscope. He then turns the lens on himself, examining his own life with insight, and culling material from an eclectic career that has included music, poetry writing and journalism, acting, radio appearances, and even a stint as an MTV VJ. He also explores his unsuccessful quest for love in a funny and illuminating way.