Heavy Metal (Blu-ray) R
by Various Artists

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:

Fresh60%

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Total Count: 30

Upright67%

AUDIENCE SCORE
User Ratings: 38,849
Asked if I wanted to see it again, I figured, why not? I would have remembered if it was really bad. But memory does play tricks.
Film.com
Jan 1, 2000
Regardless of its dated stylishness (which still holds up remarkably well a decade plus later), Heavy Metal was a pioneering film in 1981 and remains a pivitol and infuential body of art today.
Film.com
Jan 1, 2000
...Sassy, raunchy, outrageous and eye-pleasing...
USA Today
May 24, 1996
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
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
It's definitely watchable for fans that appreciate the exploitative pulp nature of the magazine set to excellent rock music. Full Review
Cinema Crazed
Jan 14, 2016
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

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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Product Info

  • Sales Rank: 27,758
  • UPC: 043396369290
  • Shipping Weight: 0.14/lbs (approx)
  • International Shipping: 1 item

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