Heavy Metal

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Synopsis:
Based on the fantastical illustrated magazine HEAVY METAL, producer IVAN REITMAN enlists the help of some of Hollywood's animation masters to create the otherworldly tale of a glowing green orb from outer space that spreads destruction throughout the galaxy. Only when encountered by its one true enemy, to whom it is inexplicably drawn, will goodness prevail throughout the universe. Richly and lavishly drawn, the vignettes of the orb's dark victories include the character voices of John Candy, Harold Ramis and a pounding soundtrack by Black Sabbath, Blue Oyster Cult, Cheap Trick, Devo, Donald Fagen, Don Felder, Grand Funk Railroad, Sammy Hagar, Journey, Nazareth, Stevie Nicks, Riggs, and Trust. Highly imaginative and full of surprising special effects, HEAVY METAL set the standard for the alternative contemporary animation. An intoxicating experience not to be missed!




Genre: Science-Fiction/Fantasy
Director: Gerald Potterton - Director/"Heavy Metal"
Theatrical Release: 1981
Rated: R (MPAA)
Length: 90 mins
Studio: Sony Pictures Home
Format: Blu-ray Disc
Language: English

Synopsis:
Based on the fantastical illustrated magazine HEAVY METAL, producer IVAN REITMAN enlists the help of some of Hollywood's animation masters to create the otherworldly tale of a glowing green orb from outer space that spreads destruction throughout the galaxy. Only when encountered by its one true enemy, to whom it is inexplicably drawn, will goodness prevail throughout the universe. Richly and lavishly drawn, the vignettes of the orb's dark victories include the character voices of John Candy, Harold Ramis and a pounding soundtrack by Black Sabbath, Blue Oyster Cult, Cheap Trick, Devo, Donald Fagen, Don Felder, Grand Funk Railroad, Sammy Hagar, Journey, Nazareth, Stevie Nicks, Riggs, and Trust. Highly imaginative and full of surprising special effects, HEAVY METAL set the standard for the alternative contemporary animation. An intoxicating experience not to be missed!




Based on the eponymous underground magazine and original art and stories by Richard Corben, Angus McKie, Dan O'Bannon, Thomas Warkentin and Berni Wrightson, this groundbreaking cult classic served as a crossover introduction for many Americans to the aesthetic conventions associated with Japanese anime. This unique collection of six animated stories are all linked by sequences featuring a fiendish green meteorite that claims to be the cause of evil throughout the world. A combination of science-fiction, fantasy, horror, comedy, and sex against a pulse pounding heavy metal soundtrack with songs by Black Sabbath, Blue Oyster Cult, Cheap Trick, Stevie Nicks, Nazareth and other 80's rock giants. The video contains a three-minute segment that wasn't included in the theatrical version of the film.;

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Black Sabbath - Heavy Metal Band
Rodger Bumpass -
John Candy - Canadian Actor/Comedian
Cheap Trick -
Eugene Levy - SCTV alumnus
Stevie Nicks - Singer/Songwriter
Dan O'Bannon - Screenwriter/director, mostly sci-fi and horror films
Harold Ramis - Actor/Writer/Director
Richard Romanus - American Actor
John Vernon - Canadian Supporting Actor
Blue Oyster Cult -
Sammy Hagar - Singer/Songwriter
DEVO - Avante-garde Rock band
Daniel Goldberg - Screenwriter/Prod./Director
Gerald Potterton - Director/"Heavy Metal"
Ivan Reitman - Canadian Director/Producer
Elmer Bernstein - Composer, AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON (1981)
Len Blum - American Screenwriter
Brian Tufano - Director of Photography
Thor Bishopric - Actor
New York Times
08/07/1981
"...Impressive....Animated with great verve, and scored very well..."
USA Today
05/24/1996
"...Sassy, raunchy, outrageous and eye-pleasing..."
Total Film
06/01/2000
"...Highly enjoyable..."

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