- Rated: R
- Run Time: 1 hours
- Video: Color
- Released: June 10, 2008
- Originally Released: 2008
- Label: Virgil Films
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
- Dolby Digital Stereo - English
- Additional Release Material:
- Deleted Scenes
- Bonus Footage
- Featurette: Heavy Metal In Istanbul
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Los Angeles Times - 05/23/2008
"More than just another Iraq-doc, HEAVY METAL is a surprisingly up-close look at the toll of war on young people..."
New York Times - 05/23/2008
"Both a stirring testament to the plight of cultural expression in Baghdad and a striking report on the refugee scene in Syria, this rock-doc like no other electrifies its genre and redefines headbanging as an act of hard-core courage."
Empire - 10/01/2008
3 stars out of 5 -- "The film's at its strongest when Moretti and Alvi make it to Baghdad, interviewing their subjects to the background clacks of gunfire..."
Tales of survival in war-torn Iraq get a fascinating twist with this documentary. Starting in 2003, HEAVY METAL IN BAGHDAD follows Iraqi heavy metal band Acrassicauda as they attempt to keep both their musical careers and themselves alive. Spike Jonze serves as an executive producer.