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DIO: Dreamers Never Die Gets Official Release Date

Coming this September.


Dio: Dreamers Never Die, the first-ever career-spanning documentary on Ronnie James Dio, will be released worldwide on DVD and Blu-Ray+4K on September 29. All configurations of the film will include a 20-minute selection of deleted and extended scenes restored from the cutting room floor.

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Dio: Dreamers Never Die originally premiered at the 2022 SXSW Film Festival in Austin, TX and according to a description, "delves deep into the singer'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 incorporates never-before-seen footage and personal photos, as well as offering intimate scenes with his closest peers, family, and friends, among them Wendy Dio, Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler, Glenn Hughes, Vinny Appice, Lita Ford, Rob Halford, Sebastian Bach, Eddie Trunk, and Jack Black, as they bring viewers inside the life of one of rock and roll's true heroes and most beloved figures.

"I wanted this documentary to be authentic, for the fans to see the roller coaster ride that was Ronnie's life—the good times, the bad times and everything in between, especially including events that even the most diehard fans would not have known about. It's all in there, right up to the very end," said Dio's widow and longtime manager, Wendy Dio.

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"Everybody that had met Ronnie, they adored him, they loved him, and they miss him. So he was that personality."