Heavy Metal

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Overview

Inspired by stories from the fantasy graphics magazine Heavy Metal, this five-part animated feature combines the talents of hundreds of artists and animators from 17 different countries. A glowing green orb called Loc-Nar that contains the sum total of all evil in the universe travels through space and time, spreading violence and discord in its wake. The stories that follow demonstrate Loc-Nar's malevolent presence throughout the universe. In New York in the year 2023, cabbie Harry Canyon picks up a fare who ...
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Overview

Inspired by stories from the fantasy graphics magazine Heavy Metal, this five-part animated feature combines the talents of hundreds of artists and animators from 17 different countries. A glowing green orb called Loc-Nar that contains the sum total of all evil in the universe travels through space and time, spreading violence and discord in its wake. The stories that follow demonstrate Loc-Nar's malevolent presence throughout the universe. In New York in the year 2023, cabbie Harry Canyon picks up a fare who turns out to have Loc-Nar in her possession, and it turns out to be one trip he wishes that he had never made. In contemporary suburban America, a nerdy high school kid finds the orb in his backyard and is transported to a comic-book universe where he's a mighty warrior and famous spoiler of women. A robot created by an alien race falls in love with a secretary from Earth who was kidnapped by his masters, while she is at once fascinated and repelled by his sexual talents. And finally, Loc-Nar crashes into a mountain, and a world of fantasy and danger spontaneously appears in its wake, ruled by The Defender, a beautiful amazon who rides on a giant bird. The voice cast for Heavy Metal includes John Candy, Harold Ramis, Joe Flaherty, Eugene Levy, Richard Romanus, and John Vernon. The sound track features selections by Black Sabbath, Blue Oyster Cult, Nazareth, Cheap Trick, Devo, and Grand Funk Railroad.
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Special Features

Original feature-length Rough Cut with optional commentary by Carl Macek ; Deleted scenes with optional commentary; Imagining Heavy Metal - documentary
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/14/2011
  • UPC: 043396369290
  • Original Release: 1981
  • Rating:

  • Source: Sony Pictures
  • Region Code: ABC
  • Presentation: Wide Screen / Subtitled / Dubbed
  • Sound: Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound
  • Time: 1:30:00
  • Format: Blu-ray
  • Sales rank: 12,232

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Rodger Bumpass Voice Only
Jackie Burroughs Voice Only
John Candy Voice Only
Don Francks Voice Only
Eugene Levy Voice Only
Harold Ramis Voice Only
Richard Romanus Voice Only
Martin Lavut Voice Only
Marilyn Lightstone Voice Only
Alice Playten Voice Only
Susan Roman Voice Only
August Schellenberg Voice Only
John Vernon Voice Only
Zal Yanovsky Voice Only
Harvey Atkin Voice Only
Thor Bishopric Voice Only
Len Doncheff Voice Only
Patty Dworkin Voice Only
Joe Flaherty Voice Only
Charles Joliffe Voice Only
Douglas Kenney Voice Only
Mavor Moore Voice Only
Warren Munson Voice Only
Cedric Smith Voice Only
George Touliatos Voice Only
Al Waxman Voice Only
Technical Credits
Gerald Potterton Director
Elmer Bernstein Score Composer
Len Blum Screenwriter
Janice Brown Editor
Corny Cole Screenwriter
Richard Corben Screenwriter
Juan Gimenez Screenwriter
Daniel Goldberg Screenwriter, Sound/Sound Designer
Joe Grimaldi Sound/Sound Designer
Austin Grimaldi Sound/Sound Designer
Michael J. Gross Producer, Production Designer
Peter Jermyn Sound Editor
Andy Malcolm Sound Editor
Angus McKie Screenwriter
Lee Mishkin Animator
Leonard Mogel Executive Producer
Dan O'Bannon Screenwriter
Ivan Reitman Producer, Screenwriter
Peter Thillaye Sound Editor
Gordon Thompson Sound/Sound Designer
Brian Tufano Cinematographer
Thomas Warkentin Animator
Berni Wrightson Screenwriter
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Customer Reviews

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Great for those who remember the magazine

    It was great to see this stuff again after all these years, I saw it in the theater when it first came out. Though it doesn't quite compare to today's animation it does mirror the story and art styles of the contributing artists. Kinda expensive, I bought it for the sentimental value.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Heavy Metal

    We read the Heavy Metal comics and enjoy the many stories but what happens when we put these stories to life. A life in an animated form. Brilliance. The stories realy take on a life of their own and we can see for ourselves what the author truly intended. Granted some of the stories are adult in character but once in a while an adult needs to let fantasy become part of his life. Sit back and enjoy the show.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Legend of Taarna

    I saw Heavy Metal when I was a teenager in the summer of 1981, and it remains one of my favorite movies. My most esteemed sequence is the final one, ¿The Legend of Taarna,¿ and it is the only reason I now watch the film. After seeing all of the gratuitous nudity and sex in the earlier vignettes, and watching most of the earlier characters succumb to an apparently unstoppable evil, there was something very striking, even haunting, about Taarna, a warrior who spoke not a word and pursued her duty with a single-minded, no-nonsense purpose which was completely out of contrast to what had transpired in the earlier stories. As John Bruno states in his commentary on the movie, they wanted Taarna to be the ultimate female warrior--a woman who ¿took no s***t¿ and had one goal: to get the bad guys! The tale is made even better with a magnificent score by Elmer Bernstein, and wonderful animation like the flying sequence at the beginning, and the beautifully rotoscoped sequence in which Taarna dresses in her hideaway. Taarna struck a deep chord in me because in her one can appreciate a powerful convergence of the concepts of good triumphing over evil, selflessness and self-sacrifice, and the beauty and power of woman. This is rare enough in our popular culture, and is probably unique in the history of animation.

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