The documentary on MOTÖRHEAD singer and bassist Lemmy Kilmister, “Lemmy: 49% Motherfucker, 51% Son Of A Bitch“, has been nominated for a Motion Picture Sound Editors Golden Reel Award in the “Best Sound Editing In A Documentary Feature Film” category (go to this location for more information).
Greg Olliver, the film’s co-director and also editor/sound editor, is flattered by the nomination, especially since “Lemmy” has been nominated alongside films that were directed by Martin Scorsese (“George Harrison: Living In The Material World“) and Werner Herzog (“Cave Of Forgotten Dreams“).
Said Olliver: “According to my doctor, I actually lost some middle-range hearing while working on ‘Lemmy‘, and even though the MOTÖRHEAD shows we shot played a big part of my hearing loss, the editing and listening to MOTÖRHEAD over and over and over again for months definitely added to the problem. At least the constant ringing in my ears will now constantly remind me of the award we’ve been nominated for!”
“Lemmy” closed out 2011 in style, with gold sales certifications around the world, and a best-film award.
Directed by Olliver and Wes Orshoski, “Lemmy” has now been certified gold (50,000 DVDs, Blu-rays, digital downloads shipped or sold) by the Recording Industry Association Of America (RIAA).
Called “the stuff of legends” by the Los Angeles Times and “inspiring” by NME, “Lemmy” was also recently certified gold in the U.K. by the British Phonographic Industry, and has also reached the milestone in Germany, France and Scandinavia.
“Lemmy” also took home the “Film Of The Year” trophy at the annual Classic Rock Awards in London in November, beating out titles by THE ROLLING STONES, AC/DC, FOO FIGHTERS, BLACK SABBATH, DEEP PURPLE and “The Big 4” (METALLICA, SLAYER, MEGADETH, ANTHRAX). In its review of “Lemmy“, Classic Rock called the film “a heart-warming, life-affirming thing of beauty.”
Filmed over more than three years, “Lemmy” features appearances by artists spanning the musical spectrum, from METALLICA, Ozzy Osbourne and Slash to Henry Rollins, Peter Hook (NEW ORDER, JOY DIVISION), Mick Jones (THE CLASH) and Jarvis Cocker.
The U.S. version of “Lemmy“, a two-DVD set issued by Damage Case Films/Megaforce, is the definitive version of the documentary. The Blu-ray features more than four hours of bonus content, including featurettes, live performances from MOTÖRHEAD and Lemmy with METALLICA, extended scenes and interview outtakes. The DVD features more than three hours of extras. Both include a glossy booklet with exclusive photos and drawings only available in the U.S.
“Lemmy: 49% Motherfucker, 51% Son Of A Bitch” sold around 3,700 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 1 on Billboard‘s “Top Music Videos” chart. In addition, both the DVD and Blu-ray disc were among the top 10 best-selling documentaries on Amazon.com the week of its release.
“Lemmy” U.S. bonus features:
* The Making of Lemmy
* Motörhead Live
* Lemmy & Metallica in Nashville
* (We Are) The Roadcrew
* Lemmy Interview Outtakes
* The Sweet Side of Lemmy
* Funny Stories
* Lemmy’s 50th Birthday Featuring Metallica
* Marshall Stack Prototype Test
* Phil Campbell Featurette
* Mikkey Dee Featurette
* Full Dave Grohl & Lemmy Conversation
* Clarke/Kilmister/Taylor – The Early Days of Motörhead
* Meet the Superfans
* Matt Sorum Joins Motörhead
* The Making of “Motörizer”
* Triple H Interview Outtakes
* Everything Louder Than Everything Else
* Lemmy’s Bass Playing Style
* Fans Around the World
* Full Billy Bob Thornton & Lemmy Conversation
* The Rocking Vickers (Extended Scene)
* Hawkwind (Extended Scene)
* Who Would Play Lemmy in a Movie?
* Lemmy World Premieres at South by Southwest 2010