The Dance Craze film, shot throughout 1980 and released in cinemas the following year, brilliantly captures the cultural phenomenon that was the 2Tone movement and represents an important social document of the times. Directed by Joe Massot (The Song Remains the Same) and filmed by Bafta award-winning cinematographer Joe Dunton, it showcases the very best of the British Ska phenomenon, with exclusive live performances from The Specials, Madness, The Selecter, The Beat, Bad Manners and The Bodysnatchers. Newly remastered in 4K from original film materials, Dance Craze is presented here by the BFI and Chrysalis Records on Blu-ray and DVD for the first time, more than 40 years on from its theatrical release.
- Newly remastered from original 70mm materials and approved by cinematographer Joe Dunton
- Rudies Come Back (1980, 34 mins): in this episode of the long-running BBC series Arena, music journalist Adrian Thrills explores the rise of 2Tone. Featuring interviews with The Specials and The Selecter
- Outtakes (1980, 22 mins): a collection of outtakes and alternative versions features footage that was ultimately left out of the final cut of Dance Craze, but has been recovered from various sources
- Restoration demo (2023, 2 mins): a before and after look at the restoration of Dance Craze
- Original stereo and surround sound mixes by Clive Langer and Alan Winstanley remastered for this release, plus a new Dolby Atmos surround sound mix approved by Jerry Dammers
- Newly created English subtitles for the Deaf and partial hearing
- **FIRST PRESSING ONLY** Fully illustrated booklet featuring new writing on the film by author Johnny Mains, the film’s original press release and band biographies and rare promotional materials