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'N Sync Documents Bad Old Days with New Video

‘N Sync is revisiting its formative years in a one-hour video comprising previously unreleased footage from the days when the pop quintet flew coach and stayed in cheap hotels.

“The Reel ‘N Sync,” shot and edited by band member Joey Fatone (news), will be released on DVD and VHS on Nov. 5, a spokesman for distributor Trauma Records said Wednesday. Fatone, currently on Broadway with “Rent” and in movie theaters with “My Big Fat Greek Wedding,” culled the clips from hundreds of hours of low-fi footage in his personal video archive.

The video features no ‘N Sync songs. Instead it chronicles the group’s first tours of Europe and Japan in 1996 and 1997, when the only female fans around them were their mothers.

Highlights include scenes of the group arriving at the airport without tickets and being spray-painted gold for a German photo shoot celebrating its first gold record.

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