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Heavy Metal (Blu-ray) R

A Step Beyond Science Fiction
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Blu-ray Disc Features:

  • Rated: R
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 30 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
  • Released: June 14, 2011
  • Originally Released: 1981
  • Label: Sony Pictures
  • Note: Original feature-length Rough Cut with optional commentary by Carl Macek
    • Deleted scenes with optional commentary
    • Imagining Heavy Metal - documentary
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.85
  • Audio:
    • DTS HD Master Audio - English, French
    • Subtitles - French, Spanish

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Entertainment Reviews:

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Total Count: 30

Upright67%

AUDIENCE SCORE
User Ratings: 38,849
Rating: 5/10 -- Exemplifies the notion that the euphemism "adult material" almost exclusively denotes content which is chiefly of appeal to people other than adults. Full Review
Antagony & Ecstasy
Aug 5, 2014
Rating: 2/5 -- In 1981, this may have been state-of-the-art animation, but now it looks rudimentary, clunky, and flat. The writing, likewise, is flat. Full Review
Common Sense Media
Jan 30, 2012
Some of the animation is first-rate, particularly in the more modest comedy segments, and even the heavy set pieces have greater flash and dazzle than anything Ralph Bakshi mustered around the same period. Full Review
Chicago Reader
Apr 16, 2007
Initial segments have a boisterous blend of dynamic graphics, intriguing plot premises and sly wit that unfortunately slide gradually downhill. Full Review
Variety
Mar 26, 2009
Rating: 3.5/5 -- Heavy Metal has been animated with great verve, and scored very well, with music much less ear-splitting than the title would suggest.
New York Times
Aug 31, 2004
Fantasies that are gratuitously sexist and Fascist (macho whoring and warmongering), and whose roots reach all the way back to post-hippie paranoia, feed the tangled plot-lines of a movie that... should disappoint even the teenage wet-dreamers. Full Review
Time Out
Feb 9, 2006
...Impressive....Animated with great verve, and scored very well...
New York Times
Aug 7, 1981

Product Description:

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.

Plot Synopsis:

This unique collection of six animated stories combines science fiction with fantasy, horror, comedy, sex and rock music.
The segments include "Harry Canyon" and "Den." In the first, a New York City cab driver gets mixed up with a beautiful femme fatale. Although he's become so hardened that he keeps a death ray in his car to kill troublesome riders, he lets his guard down long enough to fall for his latest passenger... and it could cost him his life.
In "Den," a nerdy student travels to another planet and transforms into a macho stud with incredible strength. While fighting villains, beautiful women throw themselves at him.
Other stories in this anthology feature the exploits of a beautiful female warrior, pilots fighting off a creature from another world, and a Pentagon secretary who gets captured by an alien. There's also one off-the-wall segment played purely for comic effect.
The stories are all linked by sequences featuring a fiendish green meteorite that claims to be the cause of evil throughout the world.

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Production Notes:

  • The video contains a three-minute segment that wasn't included in the theatrical version of the film.
  • Based on original art and stories by: Richard Corben, Angus McKie, Dan O'Bannon, Thomas Warkentin and Berni Wrightson.
  • Stories include: "Harry Canyon" and "Den."
  • Additional voices: Roger Bumpass and Zal Yanovsky.
  • The movie was created by animation studios, directors and writers from the USA, UK, and Canada.

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  • UPC: 043396369290
  • Shipping Weight: 0.14/lbs (approx)
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