[Cover photo credit to Gene Kirkland]
DIO: Dreamers Never Die is the first-ever career-spanning documentary on the life and times of the late legendary Metal icon Ronnie James Dio. The film premiered at the 2022 SXSW Film Festival in Austin, Texas, and enjoyed a special event theatrical release in more than 600 cinemas worldwide last Fall. It is currently streaming on SHOWTIME, and will be released worldwide by Mercury Studios on September 29, 2023 on DVD and Blu-Ray+4K and as a special Deluxe Edition featuring the DVD and Blu-Ray packaged with merchandise.
All of these configurations of the film include a 20-minute selection of deleted and extended scenes restored from the cutting room floor.
The limited Deluxe Edition is packaged in a two-piece lift-off lid box containing both the DVD and Blu-Ray versions of the film plus branded Dio merchandise that includes logoed trading cards, guitar picks, lapel pin, coasters and a fold out poster from the film.
Additionally, fans are able to purchase the film along with bundles of Dreamers Never Die merchandise, including a Limited Edition Screen Print Movie Poster, Dreamers Never Die T-Shirts, Hoodies, Trucker Hats and Beanies, and more.
Dio’s widow and longtime manager, Wendy Dio, who executive produced the film, comments:
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.
Fully authorized by the artist’s estate, the film was directed by Don Argott and Demian Fenton (Framing John DeLorean, Believer, Last Days Here), produced by Don Argott and Sheena Joyce for 9.14 Pictures, and executive produced by Wendy Dio for Niji Productions and Kathy Rivkin Daum for BMG.