The first-ever full-length in-concert Sex Pistols title to be authorized by the band is due to appear this summer.
``The Sex Pistols: There'll Always Be an England'' features the pioneering punk outfit's original lineup of Johnny Rotten, Steve Jones, Paul Cook and Glen Matlock performing at November 2007 reunion shows at London's Brixton Academy.
The project reunites the band with documentary filmmaker Julien Temple, who previously directed ``The Great Rock 'N' Roll Swindle'' and ``The Filth and the Fury.''
The DVD, recorded in HD/5.1 surround sound, will appear in the United Kingdom in June, to coincide with European festival dates. U.S. release details are not yet finalized, but it's expected to hit racks in August or September.
It is being distributed by FremantleMedia Enterprises, the U.K.-based commercial arm of ``American Idol'' producer FremantleMedia.
``All key international territories will have the DVD released by August,'' said Pete Kalhan, FremantleMedia Enterprises' senior VP of home entertainment & archive sales. ``It'll be through our own label in the U.K. and a couple of other territories; elsewhere, we sub-license.''
International marketing plans are at an early stage, but will be led by cinema screenings in selected cities. Kalhan hoped Temple and/or the band would participate in a Q&A session at the London launch.
In addition to the main concert footage, the DVD package will include an 80-minute Temple-directed feature called ``The Knowledge,'' showing each band member revisiting his old London hunting grounds.