ABBA have announced that a remastered version of their 1977 film ABBA: The Movie will return to theaters for two nights in celebration of the band’s 50th anniversary.
The film is about a radio host’s attempt to interview the band on a tight deadline despite the crew members’ bid to prevent the interview from taking place.
The plot is described as “a slapstick mix of happenstance and error by the young DJ who is tasked with getting the coveted interview, while ABBA’s dedicated bodyguard does everything he can to stop it from happening.”
“The film stars the members of ABBA, Anni-Frid Lyngstad, Benny Andersson, Bjorn Ulvaeus and Agnetha Faltskog, and was captured by director Lasse Hallstrom (What’s Eating Gilbert Grape, Chocolat, Dear John) during the group’s mega-successful 1977 Australian tour,” distributors Trafalgar said in a statement.
They added, “The now cult-classic music film provides a rare look at the hugely popular group during the height of their popularity and includes backstage footage as well as full-length performances of some of ABBA’s greatest hits including ‘Dancing Queen,’ ‘Tiger,’ ‘Name of the Game’ and ‘Eagle.'”
According to the statement, the film has been remastered to an “‘A’ quality representation.” “This will be such a fun event for fans to come together and experience ABBA on the big screen for the first time since the 1977 release. We hope everyone will dig deep into their closets to find vintage ’70s outfits to wear in celebration with us!” added a spokesperson.
ABBA: The Movie Fan Event, the digitally remastered version of the 1977 movie will be presented by Trafalgar Releasing and Warner Bros. in theaters across North America on May 12 and May 14.
(Photo: Trafalgar Releasing)
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