Bob Dylan, one of America’s most iconic folk rock stars, is now official a Nobel Prize winner, thanks to Thursday’s announcement that the singer and songwriter had been awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature. His surprising win comes right before Criterion’s UK arm is due to release a revamped version of the behind the scenes documentary “Don’t Look Back,” while follows Dylan during his 1965 UK tour, his last as an acoustic artist.
The documentary was directed by beloved documentarian D.A. Pennebaker, and it would go on to influence the style and approach of future documentaries. The new Blu-ray release of the classic will include numerous extra features, including restored sound and new audio commentary from tour manager Bob Neuwirth, as well as an alternative version of the film’s “Subterranean Homsick Blues” card sequence, along with more commentary from director D.A. Pennebaker himself.
Learn more about the man behind the music (and the Prize) with the new Blu-ray set of “Don’t Look Back,” set to release this Monday, October 17. Watch the iconic trailer of the documentary below: