The group’s label, RCA Records, reported that the movie will be available at the end of October 2011, and it will be available on both standard DVD and Blu Ray. The DVD and Blu Ray editions will come with 30 minutes of bonus features including additional scenes not included in the film, two commentaries from the band and filmmakers as well as home-movie footage. The film premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival earlier this year and garnered huge praise from fans and industry leaders alike.
When three teenaged brothers and their cousin rebelled against their strict, religious Southern upbringing to form Kings of Leon, their humble back story garnered almost as much attention as their music. Many questioned if they were really related and if rumors of their father being a Pentecostal preacher were true.
Since then, the band has achieved worldwide, Grammy Award-winning success and Talihina Sky: The Story of Kings of Leon lies to rest the mystery and myths as it details the rise to fame from their Bible belt beginnings.
The documentary kicks off at the annual Followill family reunion in the back woods of Talihina, Oklahoma, where the boys return to their roots and unwind with their family. First-time director and friend Stephen C. Mitchell weaves personal home videos, unedited interviews and behind-the-scenes footage of the band’s journey from their small-town beginnings – spent in poverty and touring the circuit with their father, a Pentecostal evangelist minister, and their devout mother – to living the rock star dream.