Metal: A Headbanger's Journey

Metal: A Headbanger's Journey

Director: Scot McFadyen, Jessica Joy Wise Cast: Sam Dunn, Alice Cooper
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Metal: A Headbanger's Journey

Heavy metal might be regarded as the High School Shop Class of rock & roll -- there's a lot going on there, but most folks don't credit the participants with being either very smart or terribly ambitious. Not everyone feels that way, though, and filmmaker, anthropologist, and heavy metal enthusiast Sam Dunn offers an insider's look at the music and subculture of metal with this documentary, created in collaboration with filmmakers Scot McFadyen and Jessica Joy Wise. Metal: A Headbanger's Journey examines the history of hard rock's extreme wing, offers a look at the various subsections within the heavy metal pantheon (from innocuous hair metal bands such as Poison and Warrant to the homicidal lunatic fringe of Norwegian black metal); examines the sociology of metal in terms of class, race, gender and economics; celebrates the music with a nod toward its underestimated intelligence as well as its physical power; and allows members of such landmark bands as Black Sabbath, Slayer, Motörhead, Iron Maiden, White Zombie to speak for themselves about their work. Metal: A Headbanger's Journey received a fist-pumpingly enthusiastic reception for its premiere screenings at the 2005 Toronto Film Festival.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/23/2006
UPC: 0012569805750
Original Release: 2005
Rating: NR
Source: Warner Home Video
Region Code: 1
Time: 1:36:00
Sales rank: 34,485

Special Features

Closed Caption; The definitive metal history family tree; Mini-documentary on Norwegian Black Metal; 17 extended interviews; Travel outtakes; Lemmy at the Rainbow; Director's commentary

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Sam Dunn Participant
Alice Cooper Participant
Lemmy Kilmister Participant
Tom Araya Participant
Pamela Des Barres Participant
Donna Gaines Participant
Chuck Klosterman Participant
Johnny Kay Participant
Rob Zombie Participant
Tony Iommi Participant
Geddy Lee Participant
Dee Snider Participant
Vince Neil Participant
Ronnie James Dio Participant
Bruce Dickinson Participant

Technical Credits
Sam Dunn Director,Producer,Screenwriter
Scot McFadyen Director,Executive Producer,Musical Direction/Supervision,Screenwriter
Jessica Joy Wise Director,Screenwriter
Fred Brennan Sound/Sound Designer
Sam Feldman Executive Producer
John Hamilton Executive Producer
Kenneth Mak Production Designer
Metallica Score Composer
Mike Munn Editor
David Reckzeigel Executive Producer
Noah Segal Executive Producer
Lou Solakofski Sound/Sound Designer
Brendan Steacy Camera Operator

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Metal: A Headbanger's Journey
1. Metal - A Headbanger's Journey [6:31]
2. Origins [3:19]
3. The Sound [4:50]
4. Musical Roots [4:03]
5. Environments [3:52]
6. Fans [5:47]
7. Culture [12:47]
8. Censorship [4:55]
9. Gender and Sexuality [15:54]
10. Religion and Satanism [18:24]
11. Death and Violence [14:03]
12. Credits [3:32]
Disc #2 -- Metal: A Headbanger's Journey: Bonus Features
1. Norway [6:30]
2. United Kingdom [2:21]
3. New York [3:34]
4. Los Angeles [4:07]
5. Montreal/Toronto [8:26]
6. Wacken, Germany [:00]

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Metal: A Headbanger's Journey 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
DarkLotusICP4life More than 1 year ago
awesome from the very begining to the very end!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
ButterFreeGodzilla4Life More than 1 year ago
one very amazing movie!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!