Director: Gerald Potterton - Director/"Heavy Metal"
Theatrical Release: 1981
Rated: R (MPAA)
Length: 90 mins
Studio: Sony Pictures Home
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.;
|Extra Info||Collector's Series|
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
"...Impressive....Animated with great verve, and scored very well..."
"...Sassy, raunchy, outrageous and eye-pleasing..."