LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Director Taylor Hackford’s “Chuck Berry: Hail! Hail! Rock ‘n’ Roll,” a documentary about the rock pioneer’s 60th birthday concert in 1986, won top honors at the third annual Music DVD Awards Tuesday.
The film was named best of show, beating more than 100 contenders in Home Media Magazine’s contest at the Wyndham Bel Age Hotel in West Hollywood.
“Hail! Hail!” also won for best vintage concert and best special features/bonus materials. It was released last June by Image Entertainment in two-disc and four-disc configurations.
Judges praised the 1987 film for capturing Berry’s fire and passion onstage, as well as the irascible veteran’s outrageous exploits before, during and after the concert at the Fox Theater in St Louis, Mo., organized by Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards, Berry’s long-suffering protege.
Rhino Entertainment and Barry Manilow received a special award for their series of concert video DVDs, the first two of which, “Music and Passion” and “First and Farewell,” each soared well past the platinum level.