The legendary 2Tone live film Dance Craze is to be released on Blu-Ray and DVD for the first time ever.

Chrysalis Records are teaming up with the British Film Institute for the release which will also see the soundtrack released on 3xLP and 3xCD.

Directed by Joe Massot (director of Led Zeppelin concert film The Song Remains The Same) and shot by renowned BAFTA-awarding winning cinematographer Joe Dunton MBE, who has approved the new 4K restoration, Dance Craze was filmed during 1980 at various UK locations and one in the US, and released into cinemas the following year at the height of the UK ska phenomenon.

Widely regarded as a significant social document of Thatcher-era youth culture, it presents a vivid shapshot of The Specials, Madness, The Selecter, The Beat, Bad Manners and The Bodysnatchers in action.

Complete with remastered audio by Madness producers Clive Langer and Alan Winstanley, the Blu-Ray/DVD edition features numerous outtakes, an illustrated booklet and other special features.

Set for release on 27 March, the film will be launched with a special one-off screening on 22 March at BFI IMAX on London's South Bank, followed by a Q&A.

The Blu-Ray/DVD edition is available to pre-order here.

The soundtrack album is available to pre-order here.

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