Ol' Dirty Bastard Documentary Finally Released
Published Dec 09, 2013In 2013, there have been some legal squabbles surrounding late Wu-Tang rhymer Ol' Dirty Bastard, most recently regarding the documentary Dirty: Platinum Edition. While the film's original premiere was blocked by a cease-and-desist, it is now available to stream online.
The flick was originally scheduled to screen at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in November as part of the NuHo Online Film Festival. Now, it looks as if the legal difficulties that scuppered the screening have been resolved, since Dirty: Platinum Edition is available to purchase from NuHo's website in a variety of streaming packages.
Packages range from $5.99 to $9.99, and include a variety of bonus extras, including other Wu-Tang-related documentary streams and the New Wu Generation compilation.
A statement from the NuHo Film Festival explains [via AllHipHop.com], "The NuHo Film Festival apologizes to all the individuals who attended the November 15th red carpet screening, to our media partner AllHipHop.com who was not expecting the event to turn out the way it did, to the press that attended, but most importantly to all Wu-Tang and ODB fans who were expecting to enjoy the film on November 15th at the Brooklyn Academy of Music."
The film traces the life and legacy of ODB, who died of a drug overdose in 2004 at the age of 35. The festival apparently pre-screened the documentary for members of the rapper's estate in order to secure the release.
Watch a promo clip about the documentary below. The streams are available to order here.