Mercury Studios will release Dio: Dreamers Never Die, a documentary narrating the life and times of the late metal icon Ronnie James Dio, in various configurations on September 29, 2023.
The documentary will be out on DVD and Blu-ray+4K and as a special deluxe edition featuring the DVD and Blu-ray packaged with exclusive merchandise. All of these will include a 20-minute selection of deleted and extended scenes restored from the cutting room floor to create a special fan experience.
The limited deluxe edition will be packaged in a two-piece lift-off lid box containing both the DVD and Blu-Ray versions of the film plus branded DIO merchandise that will include logoed trading cards, guitar picks, lapel pin, coasters and a fold out poster from the film.
A limited-edition screen print movie poster, “Dreamers Never Die” t-shirts, hoodies, trucker hats and beanies, etched beer stein, tote bag, replica of “Dio Way” street sign, and word magnet set as well as a raglan shirt and dome pin celebrating Dio’s first band, Elf, are also among the items brought out along with the documentary’s release.
“Dio: Dreamers Never Die” delves deep into Ronnie’s incredible rise from a ’50s doo-wop crooner to his early rock days in Elf and Ritchie Blackmore‘s Rainbow, to replacing Ozzy Osbourne in Black Sabbath, and finally cementing his rock star status with his own band, Dio.
The film features some previously unseen footage and personal photos, intimate scenes with peers, family and friends, including Wendy Dio, Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler, Jack Black, Rob Halford, and more.
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