Incoming: Maynard James Keenan Wine Doc


DVD of acclaimed film drops next week. See the trailer,


By Blurt Staff


Blood Into Wine has been called the “rock ‘n roll version of Sideways
– it arrives next week on DVD, and we’ll have a pretty fun interview with film
subject Maynard James Keenan (Tool/Puscifer/A Perfect Circle frontman) to
coincide with the release. An accompanying soundtrack, Sound Into Blood Into
will be released simultaneously and features music from Puscifer. 


The documentary focuses on Keenan and vineyard partner Eric
Glomski as they bring attention to the new winemaking region of Northern Arizona amid industry prejudices, celebrity
misconceptions and an unforgiving mother nature.  An untraditional
documentary, the film also features comedians Eric Wareheim, Tim Heidecker,
Patton Oswalt and Bob Odenkirk.  Milla Jovovich, who has worked with
Keenan as part of Puscifer, makes a guest appearance. 


The film’s directors, Ryan Page and Christopher Pomerenke,
who were previously best known for their award-winning film Moog met
Keenan while filming The Heart Is A Drum Machine in 2008.  The pair
had casually discussed Keenan’s winemaking endeavors at the time of the meeting
and were intrigued by the prospect of exploring the notoriously private
singer’s newest undertaking. (Since that time, Page, Pomerenke once again
worked with Keenan on the forthcoming feature film Queens of Country,
which stars Lizzy Caplan (True Blood, Mean Girls) and Ron
Livingston (Office Space, Band of Brothers).  Queens of
is currently being edited for a 2011 release.)


DVD Release Parties:


-Sept. 7 – Parris Nightclub (tickets)

Las Vegas
– Sept. 6 & 7 – ZIA Records (free, information here)

New York City
– Sept. 7 – Highline Ballroom (tickets)

DC – Sept. 2 – Arlington
Drafthouse  (tickets)



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