Later this month, The Cure will be releasing the double DVD, THE CURE 40 LIVE – CURÆTION-25 + ANNIVERSARY. Frontman Robert Smith has claimed that the film is a chance for him to share the story of the band from his perspective.
The DVD features live footage from Smith’s Meltdown Festival and the band’s recent performance at Hyde Park. The later section of the DVD was directed by Tim Pope, who worked with the band on many of their music videos in the 80s and 90s.
Speaking with NME, Robert Smith explained that the creation of the film has been an opportunity to explain The Cure from his own perspective. When asked about myths about the band that he wants to dispel, he said: “I think that would be impossible! They’re too deeply ingrained.
“There are so many misconceptions about the band. They’re misconceptions from my point of view, and I suppose that’s what I’m getting at. When we do it, it will be The Cure from my perspective. It will be what I think the band has been, what we’ve done, what my role has been in it, how I’ve done it and why I’ve done it.”
THE CURE 40 LIVE – CURÆTION-25 + ANNIVERSARY will be released on October 18.