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Heavy Metal

Theatrical release poster.
Directed by Gerald Potterton
Jimmy T. Murakami
Produced by Leonard Mogel
Ivan Reitman
Written by Len Blum
Corny Cole
Richard Corben
Juan Gimenez
Angus McKie
Bernie Wrightson
Starring Harvey Atkin
Thor Bishopric
Jackie Burroughs
John Candy
Eugene Levy
Marilyn Lightstone
Harold Ramis
Richard Romanus
Music by Elmer Bernstein, various artists
Distributed by Columbia Pictures
Release date(s) August 7, 1981
Running time 90 min
Country Canada
Language English
Followed by Heavy Metal 2000
Allmovie profile
IMDb profile

Heavy Metal is a 1981 Canadian animated film from executive producer Leonard Mogel, who was also the publisher of Heavy Metal magazine. With Ivan Reitman producing and Gerald Potterton directing, the work flow was expedited by having several animation houses working simultaneously on different segments. Heavy metals, in chemistry, are chemical elements of a particular range of atomic weights. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 401 × 599 pixel Image in higher resolution (595 × 889 pixel, file size: 193 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Source: http://www. ... Jimmy Murakami (also known as Teruaki Murakami; born June 5, 1933), in a Japanese animator and director with a long career working in numerous countries. ... Ivan Reitman (born October 27, 1946 in Komárno in Czechoslovakia, now Slovakia) is a Slovakian-born, Canadian-raised Jewish[1] film actor, producer, and director. ... Heavy Metal Magazine cover by Corben featuring three of his Neverwhere characters: The Queen, Den and Catherine Wells Richard Corben (born November 1, 1940) is an American comic book artist best known for his illustrated fantasy stories in Heavy Metal (HM) magazine. ... Juan Antonio Giménez López (born November 16, 1943 in Mendoza) is an Argentine comic book artist. ... Angus McKie is an artist who has worked as a colorist in the comics industry. ... Swamp Thing, created by Bernie Wrightson. ... Harvey Atkin (born December 18, 1942 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada) is a Canadian actor who has worked in feature films and television. ... Jacqueline Burroughs (born February 2, 1939) is a Canadian actress. ... John Franklin Candy (October 31, 1950 – March 4, 1994) was a Canadian comedian and actor. ... Eugene Levy (born December 17, 1946) is a Canadian Emmy- and Grammy Award-winning actor, television director, producer, musician and writer. ... Harold Ramis (born November 21, 1944 in Chicago, Illinois) is an American actor, director, and writer. ... Richard Romanus (b. ... Elmer Bernstein (pronounced Bern-steen[1]) (April 4, 1922 – August 18, 2004) was an Academy and two-time Golden Globe award winning American film score composer. ... The Columbia Pictures logo from 1993 to the present Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. ... is the 219th day of the year (220th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... // January 19 - Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer acquires beleaguered concurrent United Artists. ... Bold text:This article is about the written record of a meeting. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... The movie Heavy Metal 2000 is a sequel to the 1981 animated cult film Heavy Metal based on the fantasy magazine Heavy Metal. ... // January 19 - Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer acquires beleaguered concurrent United Artists. ... Animation refers to the process in which each frame of a film or movie is produced individually, whether generated as a computer graphic, or by photographing a drawn image, or by repeatedly making small changes to a model (see claymation and stop motion), and then photographing the result. ... Jean-Michel Nicollets cover for the first issue. ... Ivan Reitman (born October 27, 1946 in Komárno in Czechoslovakia, now Slovakia) is a Slovakian-born, Canadian-raised Jewish[1] film actor, producer, and director. ...


The film is an anthology of various science fiction and fantasy stories adapted from Heavy Metal magazine and original stories in the same spirit. Like the magazine, the film has an unusual amount of bloody violence, nudity and sexuality for an animated film. ANThology is the first major label album by Alien Ant Farm released on March 6, 2001 in the USA and March 19, 2001 in the UK. // Their first single, Smooth Criminal, was a cover of Michael Jacksons song Smooth Criminal, which started to bring popularity to the band. ... Science fiction is a form of speculative fiction principally dealing with the impact of imagined science and technology, or both, upon society and persons as individuals. ... For other uses, see Fantasy (disambiguation). ...


A sequel entitled Heavy Metal 2000 (aka Heavy Metal: F.A.K.K.²) was released in 2000. The movie Heavy Metal 2000 is a sequel to the 1981 animated cult film Heavy Metal based on the fantasy magazine Heavy Metal. ... The year 2000 in film involved some significant events. ...

Contents

Plot summary

The movie's title sequence story (Soft Landing) begins with an astronaut named Grimaldi descending through Earth's atmosphere in a futuristic automobile based on a 1960 Corvette.


This leads directly into the film's framing story (Grimaldi) when he arrives at his home, where he is greeted by his daughter. He shows her something he brought back: a green sphere. Shortly after he reveals it, the orb rises out of its case and painfully melts the astronaut. It introduces itself to the terrified girl as "[the Loc-Nar], the sum of all evils." Looking into it, the girl sees how it has influenced society through time and space. The Loc-Nar forces her to watch the following stories (in order):

  • Harry Canyon: Written by Juan Gimenez. In a dystopian New York City, cynical taxi driver Harry Canyon narrates his day in film noir style, grumbling about his fares and the occasional robbery attempt (which he thwarts with a disintegrator installed behind his seat). He stumbles into an incident where a fat gangster and his cyborg henchmen murder an archaeologist. Harry grudgingly allows the murdered man's daughter into his cab, and she tells him about her father's discovery: the Loc-Nar, an artifact over which people are killing each other. Harry cannot afford to pay for a police investigation, so he takes the girl back to his apartment. That night, the girl strips, climbs into his bed, and they have sex. Harry awakens alone the next morning when the cops bust into the apartment looking for the girl, whose existence he denies. One of his fares that day is the fat gangster, who threatens Harry if he doesn't cooperate. Later, the girl contacts Harry and offers to sell the Loc-Nar and split the proceeds with him. He agrees to take her to the exchange. When the gangster gets the Loc-Nar, he takes it out of its isolation case, and he disintegrates. Meanwhile, the girl pulls a gun on Harry, who is forced to use his self-defense ray to evaporate her, after which he keeps the money.
  • Den: Based on the original story by Richard Corben. Dan, a nerdy teenager (voiced by John Candy) finds a "green meteorite" and puts it in his rock collection at home. Weeks later, during a lightning experiment, the orb hurls the boy into the world of Neverwhere, where he changes into a naked bald muscle man called Den. Landing on a giant idol, he witnesses a strange ritual and rescues a nubile young woman who was about to be sacrificed to "Uhluht'c". Reaching safety, she tells him that she is from the British colony of Gibraltar, on Earth, and that her name is Katherine Wells. While she demonstrates her gratitude with sexual favours, they are interrupted by the minions of Ard, an immortal man who wants to obtain the Loc-Nar and use it to rule the world. He puts Katherine in suspended animation and orders Den to get the Loc-Nar from the Queen (the woman who performed the ritual). Den agrees after Ard tells him "If you refuse, you die, she dies, everybody dies!", and infiltrates the Queen's palace with some of Ard's warriors. He is promptly caught by the Queen's guard, but she offers leniency if he has sex with her. He complies, while the raiding party steals the Loc-Nar. Den escapes and, with the Queen and her forces in pursuit, races back to the idol, where Ard is attempting to recreate the sacrifice himself. Den rescues Katherine, and the Queen's arrival sparks a bloody battle between her and Ard (backed by their respective armies). Den ends the battle by recreating the incident that drew him to Neverwhere, banishing Ard and the Queen. Refusing the opportunity to rule, Den and Katherine ride into the sunset, content to remain in Neverwhere as heroes with idealized bodies.
  • Captain Sternn: Based on the original story by Bernie Wrightson. On a space station, a square jawed space captain named Lincoln F. Sternn (voice by Eugene Levy) is on trial on numerous serious charges (and one moving violation) presented by the prosecutor (voiced by John Vernon). Pleading "not guilty" against the advice of his rat-faced lawyer (voiced by Joe Flaherty), Sternn explains to his astonished lawyer that he expects to be acquitted because he bribed a witness, Hanover Fiste, to praise his character. Fiste takes the stand, but his perjury is subverted when the Loc-Nar, now the size of a marble, forces him to blurt out the truth about Sternn's evil deeds until he angrily denounces Sternn to the point of suggesting gruesome execution methods (Hanging's too good for him! Burning's too good for him! He should be torn into little-bitsy pieces and buried alive!). Fiste rants with such fury that he changes into a muscled giant like the Incredible Hulk, and chases Sternn throughout the station, breaking through bulkheads after him. Eventually, Fiste corners Sternn, receives his promised payoff for his part in Sternn's plan to escape, and promptly shrinks back to his gangly original form (this may indicate that, rather than the Loc-Nar's prompting, the whole event, complete with Hanover's ability to grow and go insane, was planned ahead of time, to allow Sternn the chaos necessary to escape or fake his own death). Sternn then adds a bonus: he pulls a lever opening a trapdoor under Fiste, and the Loc-Nar reenters an atmosphere with Fiste's bodyless flaming hand still clinging to it.
  • B-17: A World War II bomber makes a difficult bombing run with heavy damage and casualties. As the bomber limps home, the Loc-Nar rams itself into the plane, and raises the dead crewmembers as rampaging, flesh-hungry zombies. The pilot barely escapes in time, only to land on an island populated by zombified airmen (this segment was based on a Dan O'Bannon script which also evolved, in quite different form, into the screenplay for Alien)[citation needed].
  • So Beautiful, So Dangerous: Based on the original story by Angus McKie. A science consultant arrives at the Pentagon for a meeting about mysterious mutations that are plaguing the USA. At the meeting, the consultant tries to dismiss the occurrences, but when he sees the green stone (Loc-Nar again) in the buxom secretary's locket, he starts behaving erratically, goes berserk, and attempts to sexually assault her. In the sky above, a colossal ship with a smiley face design breaks through the roof with a transport tube and sucks up the berserk consultant and the secretary. The robot inside the ship is irritated at the consultant, who is actually a malfunctioning android, but his mood changes when the secretary arrives. With the help of the ship's hippie crew, he convinces the secretary to stay on board and become his lover (she even agrees to marry him, provided they have a Jewish wedding). Meanwhile, the hippie crewmembers ingest a massive amount of plutonian nyborg and fly home completely stoned, crash landing in a huge space station.
  • Taarna: Inspired by Moebius' Arzach stories. The Loc-Nar crashes onto a planet, and changes a tribe of humans into mutated murderous barbarians who ravage a peaceful city. The elders desperately try to summon the last of a warrior race, the Taarakians. Taarna, a strong, beautiful warrior maiden, arrives too late to stop the massacre and resolves to avenge the city. Her search leads to the barbarians' stronghold, where she is captured, tortured and left for dead. With the help of her avian mount, she escapes and confronts the barbarian leader. Though wounded, she defeats him and in one last effort, flies into the Loc-Nar, destroying it.

As the final story ends, the Loc-Nar terrorizing the girl is similarly destroyed, blowing the mansion to pieces. Taarna's mount, reborn into a younger form, appears outside and the girl happily flies away on it. It is then revealed that Taarna's soul has been transferred across the universe and through time to her. This is further signified by the change in hair color the girl now exhibits and the appearance of the Taarakian crest on her skin. Thus the girl is revealed to be the next Taarakian herself. Juan Antonio Giménez López (born November 16, 1943 in Mendoza) is an Argentine comic book artist. ... A dystopia (or alternatively cacotopia) is a fictional society, usually portrayed as existing in a future time, when the conditions of life are extremely bad due to deprivation, oppression, or terror. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... For specific countries see Taxicabs around the world. ... Two silhouetted figures in The Big Combo (1955). ... This article is about artifacts in fantasy and roleplaying. ... Heavy Metal Magazine cover featuring the strips main early characters: The Queen, Den and Catherine Wells Den is a fantasy comic book series by Richard Corben. ... Heavy Metal Magazine cover by Corben featuring three of his Neverwhere characters: The Queen, Den and Catherine Wells Richard Corben (born November 1, 1940) is an American comic book artist best known for his illustrated fantasy stories in Heavy Metal (HM) magazine. ... For other uses, see Nerd (disambiguation). ... John Franklin Candy (October 31, 1950 – March 4, 1994) was a Canadian comedian and actor. ... This article is about suspended animation in a medical context. ... Swamp Thing, created by Bernie Wrightson. ... The International Space Station in 2007 A space station is an artificial structure designed for humans to live in outer space. ... Eugene Levy (born December 17, 1946) is a Canadian Emmy- and Grammy Award-winning actor, television director, producer, musician and writer. ... John Vernon was the stage name of Adolph Raymond Vernon Agopsowicz (February 24, 1932–February 1, 2005). ... Joe Flaherty Joe Flaherty (June 21, 1941) is an American Canadian comedian. ... This article is about death by hanging. ... Jan Hus burned at the stake Execution by burning has a long history as a method of punishment for crimes such as treason, heresy and witchcraft (burning, however, was actually less common than hanging, pressing, or drowning as a punishment for witchcraft). ... The Incredible Hulk The Hulk, often called The Incredible Hulk, is a Marvel Comics superhero. ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... For other uses, see Bomber (disambiguation). ... For other uses see Zombie (disambiguation) A zombie is a kind of undead, or figuratively, a very apathetic person. ... Dan OBannon (born Daniel Thomas OBannon on September 30, 1946 in St. ... This article is about the first film in a series. ... Angus McKie is an artist who has worked as a colorist in the comics industry. ... This article is about the United States military building. ... For other uses, see Android (disambiguation). ... This is a list of fictional medicines and drugs from works of fiction (usually fantasy or science fiction). ... Jean Henri Gaston Giraud (born May 8, 1938) is a French comics artist. ... The opening panel of Arzach Originally published in the French sci-fi/fantasy magazine Métal Hurlant, Arzach consists of four wordless short stories by artist/author Jean Moebius Giraud which follow Arzach, a silent warrior who rides a pterodactyl-like creature. ...


Critical reaction and cult status

The critics were generally dismissive, complaining that the film was wildly uneven and appealed only to adolescent tastes.


The film enjoyed only limited appeal in its initial run, but became a popular cult attraction for midnight theatrical showings, much like the Rocky Horror Picture Show. Legal problems with the film's music rights kept it off the commercial home video market for 15 years, although it did make rotation on cable movie channels like HBO and Cinemax allowing for fans to record it. In 1996, the legal issues were resolved and the film is now generally available. Heavy Metal may be the canonical example of a popular film or album that was unavailable to consumers for a long time for obscure reasons, despite popular acclaim or success. A cult film is a film that has acquired a highly devoted but relatively small group of fans. ... The Rocky Horror Picture Show (first released in the United Kingdom on 14 August 1975) is a comedy-horror musical film directed by Jim Sharman from a screenplay by Sharman and Richard OBrien, who also composed the songs. ... The home video business rents and sells videocassettes and DVDs to the public. ... For other uses, see HBO (disambiguation). ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Canonical is an adjective derived from canon. ...


The cult popularity of the film continues decades later, with South Park's 2008 episode "Major Boobage" serving as a homage to the film.[1] This article is about the TV series. ...


Soundtrack

The soundtrack was released on LP in 1981, but for legal reasons, was not released on CD until 1995. The album peaked at number 12 on the Billboard chart in 1981. Blue Öyster Cult wrote and recorded a song called "Vengeance (The Pact)" for the movie. However, the producers declined to use the song because the song's lyrics provided a capsulized summary of the "Taarna" vignette. "Veteran of the Psychic Wars" was used instead. Both songs can be found on Blue Oyster Cult's Fire of Unknown Origin album. Though used in the film, the songs "Through Being Cool" by Devo & "E5150" by Black Sabbath were not included in the released soundtrack album. These songs are on New Traditionalists and Mob Rules, respectively. CD redirects here. ... Billboard is a weekly American magazine devoted to the music industry. ... Blue Öyster Cult is an American rock band formed in New York in 1967 and still active in 2008. ... Veteran of the Psychic Wars is a song by the American hard rock band Blue Öyster Cult, written by Eric Bloom (band vocal) and Michael Moorcock (British author, creator of Elric of Melniboné, Hawkmoon, Erekosë, Corum, Jerry Cornelius, and the myth of the Eternal Champion). ... Fire of Unknown Origin is an album by Blue Öyster Cult, released in 1981. ... Devo (pronounced DEE-vo or dee-VO, often spelled DEVO or DEV-O) is an American New Wave group formed in Akron, Ohio in 1972. ... New Traditionalists is a 1981 album by the New Wave rock band Devo. ... Mob Rules is Black Sabbaths tenth studio album, released in 1981 following the success of Heaven and Hell. ...


The legal difficulties surrounding the movie maker's use of some of the songs in the movie delayed its release to video. Apparently, the production company's use of the songs was limited to the theatrical release and soundtracks alone, and didn't extend to the video release of the film. Rights negotiations took over 15 years to resolve, and the official home video release didn't debut until 1996.


Tracks

  1. "Heavy Metal" (Sammy Hagar) (3:50)
  2. "Heartbeat" (Riggs) (4:20)
  3. "Working in the Coal Mine" (Devo) (2:48)
  4. "Veteran of the Psychic Wars" (Blue Öyster Cult) (4:48)
  5. "Reach Out" (Cheap Trick) (3:35)
  6. "Heavy Metal (Takin' a Ride)" (Don Felder) (5:00)
  7. "True Companion" (Donald Fagen) (5:02)
  8. "Crazy (A Suitable Case for Treatment)" (Nazareth) (3:24)
  9. "Radar Rider" (Riggs) (2:40)
  10. "Open Arms" (Journey) (3:20)
  11. "Queen Bee" (Grand Funk Railroad) (3:11)
  12. "I Must Be Dreamin'" (Cheap Trick) (5:37)
  13. "The Mob Rules" (Black Sabbath) (2:43)
  14. "All of You" (Don Felder) (4:18)
  15. "Prefabricated" (Trust) (2:59)
  16. "Blue Lamp" (Stevie Nicks) (3:48)

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Score

Unusual for the time, an LP recording of Elmer Bernstein's score was released alongside the soundtrack in 1981, and it featured the composer's first use of the ondes martenot, an instrument which became a trademark of Bernstein's later career. However, it has never been released on CD except as a bootleg, though several cues have appeared in compilations and re-recordings. Some of the score found on the LP was replaced by rock music in the final film. A 12-inch record (left), a 7-inch record (right), and a CD (above) Two 7 singles (left), two colored 7 singles (middle), and two 7 singles with large spindle holes (right). ... Elmer Bernstein (pronounced Bern-steen[1]) (April 4, 1922 – August 18, 2004) was an Academy and two-time Golden Globe award winning American film score composer. ... Ondes martenot demonstrated by inventor Maurice Martenot The Ondes Martenot (or Ondes-Martenot or Ondes martenot or Ondium Martenot or Martenot or ondes musicale) is an early electronic musical instrument with a keyboard and slide invented in 1928 by Maurice Martenot, and originally very similar in sound to the Theremin. ... CD may stand for: Compact Disc Canadian Forces Decoration Cash Dispenser (at least used in Japan) CD LPMud Driver Centrum-Demokraterne (Centre Democrats of Denmark) Certificate of Deposit České Dráhy (Czech Railways) Chad (NATO country code) Chalmers Datorförening (computer club of the Chalmers University of Technology) a 1960s... For other uses, see Bootleg. ...


Tracks

  1. "Den and The Green Ball" (03:17)
  2. "Den Makes It" (02:49)
  3. "Den and the Queen" (02:56)
  4. "Den's Heroics" (02:52)
  5. "Bomber and The Green Ball" (04:41)
  6. "Space Love" (01:32)
  7. "Harry and the Girl" (03:45)
  8. "Tarna Summoned" (02:50)
  9. "Flight" (02:20)
  10. "Tarna Prepares" (03:35)
  11. "Barbarians" (03:37)
  12. "Tarna Forever" (03:37)

Rerelease

On 13 March 2008, Film Score Monthly released an official, expanded CD release of Bernstein's score, which he conducted.[2] The score was performed by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra with the London Voices and Jeanne Loriod on the ondes Martenot. is the 72nd day of the year (73rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ... The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (RPO) is an English orchestra based in London. ... Ondes martenot demonstrated by inventor Maurice Martenot The Ondes Martenot (or Ondes-Martenot or Ondes martenot or Ondium Martenot or Martenot or ondes musicale) is an early electronic musical instrument with a keyboard and slide invented in 1928 by Maurice Martenot, and originally very similar in sound to the Theremin. ...


Tracks

  1. "Beginning" 1:16
  2. "Intro to Green Ball" 1:18
  3. "Discovery/Transformation (Den and the Green Ball)" 3:15
  4. "Den Makes Out (Den Makes It)" 2:42
  5. "Castrate Him/Searching for Loc Nar" 2:04
  6. "Queen for a Day (Den and the Queen)" 2:54
  7. "Pursuit (Den’s Heroics)" 2:51
  8. "Fiste" 1:27
  9. "Getting Bombed" 3:06
  10. "Green Ball" 2:15
  11. "Dem Bones" 2:44
  12. "No Alarm" 0:58
  13. "Robot Love (Space Love)" 1:32
  14. "Harry" 1:35
  15. "The Next Morning" 1:56
  16. "End of Baby" 2:43
  17. "Council (Taarna Summoned)" 2:49
  18. "The Flight to Temple (Flight)" 2:16
  19. "The Sword (Taarna Prepares)" 3:32
  20. "Flight to Holiday Town" 2:20
  21. "Fighting" 2:43
  22. "My Whips!/Taarna Escapes Pit" 4:57
  23. "Finish (Taarna Forever)" 3:34

Bonus tracks

  1. "Den Makes Out" (film version) 2:49
  2. "Bomber and the Green Ball" (album edit) 4:35
  3. "Harry and the Girl" (album edit) 3:41
  4. "Barbarians" (album edit) 3:34

Trivia

  • Because of time constraints, a segment of the film called "Neverwhere Land" was cut out; in the movie it would have connected Captain Sternn to B-17. The original rough animatics are set to a loop of the beginning of Pink Floyd's "Time".
  • The original idea for the episode B-17 was going to see Gremlins attacking the plane and trying to dismantle it in the air, instead of the undead pilots used.
  • The Loc-Nar itself comes from the Den graphic novels, although it was not round but rather oblong, and did not speak.
  • Contrary to Den's statement in the movie (voiced by John Candy), in the graphic novels, Den did not, in fact, have a problem "running around with his dork hanging out." The change was likely made to keep an 'R' rating for the film.
  • This film would mark the second time that Richard Corben's Den character was depicted in animation. The first time was in 1968 with his self-produced animated short Neverwhere.
  • In the segment "So Beautiful, So Dangerous", after we see the pilots stoned for the first time, the ship goes through a field of space debris. Among this debris you can clearly see a heavily damaged U.S.S. Enterprise from Star Trek: The Original Series.

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A new film

Variety reported that Paramount Pictures will make another animated film with David Fincher set to direct one of the film's eight or nine segments, which will also feature other directors such as animator Tim Miller and magazine owner and publisher Kevin Eastman directing another. The film is envisioned as being an animated, adult-themed R-rated film.[3] Variety is a daily newspaper for the entertainment industry. ... Paramount Pictures Corporation is an American motion picture production and distribution company, based in Hollywood, California. ... David Leo Fincher (born August 28, 1962) is an American film director and music video director known for his dark and stylish films, particularly Fight Club and Se7en. ... For other persons named Tim Miller, see Tim Miller (disambiguation). ... Kevin Baines Eastman (born May 30, 1962) is an American comic book artist. ...


See also

This is a list of animated feature-length films from around the world organised chronologically by year; theatrical releases as well as made-for-TV and direct-to-video movies. ... This does not cite any references or sources. ... Fire and Ice, released in 1983, was a collaboration between Ralph Bakshi and Frank Frazetta, distributed by 20th Century Fox, who also distributed 1977s Wizards. ... Ralph Bakshi (October 29, 1938) is an American director of animated and occasionally live-action films. ... Rotoscoping is an animation technique in which animators trace over live-action film movement, frame by frame, for use in animated films. ... A classic midnight movie in every sense of the term, Tod Brownings Freaks (1932) is the sort of (then) obscure horror film shown on late-night TV beginning in the 1950s; in the 1970s and early 1980s it was a staple of midnight screenings at theaters around the U...

References

  1. ^ Ben Mathis-Lilley (2008-03-26). How to Understand Tonight's Epic ‘South Park’: Watch ‘Heavy Metal’. New York. Retrieved on 2008-05-01.
  2. ^ Heavy Metal: The Score from ScreenArchives.com
  3. ^ Par, Fincher put pedal to 'Metal' Eastman, Miller to direct animated segments

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External links

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The film completely captured and epitomized all the stereotypes of the generation and is now brought to DVD as a special edition by Columbia TriStar Home Video.
"Heavy Metal" is presented in a widescreen aspect ratio that seems to be 1.78:1 on this release from Columbia TriStar Home Video, in a transfer that is 16x9 enhanced.
Modamag.com | Heavy Metal : Superbit (Movie Review) (278 words)
Over the years, the cult for “Heavy Metal” has grown, resulting in years of midnight movie screenings and a failed attempt at a sequel in 2000 that didn’t even come close in capturing the spirit of the first film.
“Heavy Metal” is an acquired taste, but it is an original, thus deserving of at least one viewing for the uninitiated.
Sony, after releasing an extensive special edition of this film three years ago, has decided to return to the title, and add it to their prestigious “Superbit” dvd line of releases.
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