The We Are X film had UK cinema screenings on March 2 'with encore screenings', and will have a home release on May 1 in Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand formats. The soundtrack was released on March 3 by Sony Music's Legacy Recordings, a day before X Japan appeared live at Wembley on March 4.
The documentary chronicles the career of X Japan, and won Sundance Film Festival Awards' Special Jury Award for Best Editing. The band was formed by YOSHIKI and Toshi formed in 1982 as X. Over the next 13 years, X Japan released five studio albums, six live albums, 10 best hit albums, and 20 DVD releases. The band disbanded in 1997 but reunited in 2007. Original lead guitarist Hide and bassist Taiji Sawada passed away in 1998 and 2011, respectively. The band has sold more than 30 million albums (with singles and videos combined), and has sold out Japan's 55,000-seat Tokyo Dome 18 times.