Metal: A Headbanger's Journey (2-DVD)

Closed Capationed Director: Sam Dunn, Scott McFayden & Jessica Joy Wise  Rated: R: Restricted
Metal: A Headbanger's Journey (2-DVD)
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DVD Features:

  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Rated: R
  • Closed captioning available
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 31 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 2005
  • Label: Warner Home Video
  • 2-Disc Set
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Additional Release Material:
    • Interviews: 17 extended interviews
    • Audio Commentary: Director's Commentary
    • Footage with Lemmy from Motorhead at the Rainbow
    • Documentary: minute mini-documentary on Norwegian Black Metal
    • Additional Scenes: Over 87 minutes of special features including travel outtakes

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Entertainment Reviews:

New York Times - 04/21/2006
"[S]incere....Mr. Dunn and his colleagues dig up some interesting information during their inquiry..."
Total Film - 06/01/2006
3 stars out of 5 -- "Metal fans will love it, though actually liking the music certainly isn't a prerequisite to finding A HEADBANGER'S JOURNEY engrossing, horrifying and -- yes -- funny."
Los Angeles Times - 04/14/2006
"Canadian anthropologist Sam Dunn conducts a first-rate tour of musical metallurgy in the documentary METAL..."
Sight and Sound - 06/01/2006
"[METAL] makes a strong case for treating this enduringly popular, remarkably resilient pop subculture with more respect....Dunn applies both critical discipline and partisan passion to the subject."
Rolling Stone - 06/29/2006
3 stars out of 4 -- "Through live clips, a genealogy classifying its subgenres and interviews with the likes of Alice Cooper, Dunn parses all aspects of metal's culture."
Total Film - 09/01/2006
4 stars out of 5 -- "[A] rarity: a heavy metal doc that resists the temptation to mock."
Ultimate DVD - 09/01/2006
4 stars out of 5 -- "[A]n energetic and enthusiastic audio and visual experience, that's as entertaining as it is enlightening."

Product Description:

Metal: A Headbanger's Journey

Sam Dunn, a 30-year old anthropologist, decided to study the plight of a different culture, one he has been a part of since he was a 12-year-old: the culture of heavy metal. Sam sets out on a global journey to find out why this music has been consistently stereotyped, dismissed and condemned and yet is loved so passionately by its millions of fans. Along the way, Sam explores metals obsession with some of life's most provocative subjects - sexuality, religion, violence and death - and discovers some things about the culture that even he can't defend. Shot on location in the UK, Germany, Norway, Canada and the US, this documentary is the first of its kind. It is both a defense of a long-misunderstood art form and a window for the outsider into the spectacle that is heavy metal.

Source: Warner Home Video

Description by Warner Home Video:

Metal: A Headbanger's Journey
Sam Dunn, a 30-year old anthropologist, decided to study the plight of a different culture, one he has been a part of since he was a 12-year-old: the culture of heavy metal. Sam sets out on a global journey to find out why this music has been consistently stereotyped, dismissed and condemned and yet is loved so passionately by its millions of fans. Along the way, Sam explores metals obsession with some of life's most provocative subjects - sexuality, religion, violence and death - and discovers some things about the culture that even he can't defend. Shot on location in the UK, Germany, Norway, Canada and the US, this documentary is the first of its kind. It is both a defense of a long-misunderstood art form and a window for the outsider into the spectacle that is heavy metal.

Plot Keywords:

Documentary | Music

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  • Sales Rank: 116,761
  • UPC: 012569805750
  • Shipping Weight: 0.28/lbs (approx)
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