Metallica Some Kind of Monster (2-DVD) R

Documentary Making of St. Anger
Metallica: Some Kind of Monster (2-DVD)
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Format:  DVD  (2 Discs)
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DVD Features:

  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Rated: R
  • Run Time: 2 hours, 46 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released: November 24, 2014
  • Originally Released: 2004
  • Label: We're Metallica
  • Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
  • Note: "Metallica: This Monster Lives," a new 25-minute short film
    • 40 additional scenes
    • Exclusive intimate interviews with Mettalica about the film
    • Hightlights from festivals and premieres
    • 2 audio commentaries by the band and the filmmakers
    • 2 trailers and a music video
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
    • Dolby Digital 5.1
    • Subtitles - English, Spanish

Performers, Cast and Crew:

Featured: , , &
Directed by &
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Produced by &
Director of Photography:
Executive Production by , &

Entertainment Reviews:

Certified Fresh89%

Total Count: 123


User Ratings: 23,666
Rating: 4/5 -- Raw docu shows band at a low point; frequent cursing. Full Review
Common Sense Media
Apr 25, 2017
[I]t's head-banging entertainment from start to finish...
Los Angeles Times
Jul 16, 2004
Rating: 5/5 -- Whether you know everything or nothing about Metallica, it will rock you. Full Review
Sep 5, 2004
[O]ne of the most revelatory rock portraits ever made....What ties each moment together is the fascinating and emotional tale of rock and its heroes growing up yet trying, against the odds, to stay genuine.
Entertainment Weekly
Jul 16, 2004
Rating: 3.5/4 -- A mostly terrific documentary about a mostly terrible album. Despite derisory poor-me whining, it captures fragility and fear in Metallica's questioned relevancy, considered disbandment and the closest things to tears they can muster for each other. Full Review
The Film Yap
Sep 19, 2010
Rating: A -- Metallica: Some Kind Of Monster is a masterpiece of rock 'n roll documentary filmmaking, and has set the bar high for those who attempt it in the future. Full Review
Jun 21, 2005
Rating: 3.5/5 -- An unflinching and often hilarious look at the humanity of these heavy-metal gods. Full Review
Arizona Republic
Aug 6, 2004

Product Description:

Directed by Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky, SOME KIND OF MONSTER takes a shockingly in-depth look at Metallica, one of the world's most popular heavy metal bands. The documentary begins in 2001, just after longtime bassist Jason Newsted leaves the group. Surprised by this sudden departure, the remaining band members, particularly singer/guitarist James Hetfield and drummer Lars Ulrich, struggle to record an album without a permanent bass player, a situation that reopens many old wounds, including the loss of Newsted's predecessor, Cliff Burton, who died in a 1986 bus accident. The group even decides to hire a therapist, leading to a series of incredibly emotional confrontations and revelations.

Berlinger and Sinofsky's movie is unquestionably one of the most revealing rock documentaries ever made. Given almost unlimited access to tape the band during a crisis period of nearly three years, the filmmakers capture the members of Metallica both together and individually in remarkably intimate detail. Although the film features Metallica's music and includes vintage footage of the band's early days, it primarily focuses on the difficulties involved with recording the 2003 album ST. ANGER. The end result is not so much a film about Metallica, but a dramatic (and occasionally funny) portrait of a long-running band attempting to understand itself.


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