Metallica Some Kind of Monster (Blu-ray + DVD) R

Documentary Making of St. Anger
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Format:  Blu-ray  (2 Discs)
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Blu-ray Details

  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Rated: R
  • Run Time: 2 hours, 46 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released: November 24, 2014
  • Originally Released: 2001
  • Label: We're Metallica
  • Blu-ray/DVD Features:
    • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
    • Note: "Metallica: This Monster Lives," a new 25-minute short film
      • 40 additional scenes
      • Exclusive intimate interviews with Metallica about the film
      • Highlights 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
      • DTS HD Master Audio
      • PCM Stereo
      • Subtitles - English, Spanish

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Entertainment Reviews:

Certified Fresh89%

Total Count: 123


User Ratings: 23,666
[S]o straight-faced that you wonder, at times, whether it's THIS IS SPINAL TAP for real. Yet there's real poignancy...
USA Today
Jan 28, 2005
Rating: 4/5 -- Raw docu shows band at a low point; frequent cursing. Full Review
Common Sense Media
Apr 25, 2017
Ranked #2 in Entertainment Weekly's Top Ten DVDs Of The Year -- [G]ripping....[It] shows one of the biggest bands on the planet confronting internal strife...
Entertainment Weekly
Dec 30, 2005
Probing study of dysfunctional heavy metal band Full Review
Jan 27, 2005
Rating: 5/5 -- Whether you know everything or nothing about Metallica, it will rock you. Full Review
Sep 5, 2004
One need not be a Metallica fan to enjoy the film's tragicomic drama. There are revealing truths here.
Sight and Sound
Oct 1, 2004
Serious, funny, frustrating and touching. Full Review
Washington Post
Jul 30, 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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  • UPC: 856115004972
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