Black Sabbath’s The End of the End Coming to Cable
Yesterday evening, there was a special one-night-only theatrical screening of The End of the End, the concert film about Black Sabbath’s final show. If you didn’t make it to a theater to see the flick but would like to, alas, details of a home video release have yet to be announced. But I would wager it won’t be before November at earliest… because Deadline reports the movie will air on Showtime at the end of October:
“The premium cabler said today that it will air ‘Black Sabbath: The End of the End,’ a documentary that captures the dark lords’ final concert, on October 28, just in time for Halloween.
“It’s the world TV premiere of the Bic-worthy film, which was shot as the influential metal pioneers closed out their farewell tour February 4 at the Genting Arena in the band’s hometown of Birmingham, England. Original singer and master of reality Ozzy Osbourne, guitarist Tony Iommi and bassist Geezer Butler grind through the creepy “Black Sabbath” and the ‘Paranoid’ trifecta of the title track, ‘Iron Man’ and the always-timely ‘War Pigs’ among other classics as they demonize the stage one last time after nearly a half-century. American Tommy Clufetos filled in for drummer Bill Ward on ‘The End’ tour.”
“Tommy Clufetos filled in for drummer Bill Ward.” Sheesh. Well, at least Deadline will never be competition for MetalSucks!
ANYWAY, if you wanna watch this bad boy from the comfort of your living room but don’t wanna wait for the inevitable DVD or whatever, I suggest you subscribe to Showtime. I would feel kinda grody suggesting you just wait ’til October 27, sign up for a free week-long trial, and then immediately cancel your subscription, so I won’t.