4K/Steelbook Review: “Heavy Metal”

 

Cult Classic Animated Film heavy metal A new retrospective with the film on Blu-ray makes its 4K debut with the bonus feature, which is a port of the original hi-def disc, complete with additions to the time. The second part, heavy metal 2000Also included on Blu-ray with some bonus features, and you’ll get codes for digital copies of both movies.
review heavy metal For the first time in many years for this review, I’ll admit I cried a little at the sight of the portrayal of women. The film is a product of its era, when fantasy and science-fiction movies and comic books were full of under-dressed women who resorted to sex for their desire. Sure, there were exceptions to that rule, but heavy metal The magazine that was the basis for the animated film was entirely male-dominated.
Taking cues from characters and stories created by stalwarts such as Richard Corbain, Angus Mackie, Dan O’Bannon and Bernie Wrightson, heavy metal is an anthology film whose stories are connected with the appearance of an evil green floating orbit known as Lok-Nar. The framing story involves a girl whose astronaut father brings Lok-Nar home, only to kill and terrorize her. The conceit is that the orb is showing the girl his journey through other planets until she can put an end to his evil reign.
The film’s animation is largely rough, even on this new 4K disc released by Sony, and it seems that some of the cast was heavily influenced by Moebius, whose work was also the main heavy metal magazine. The animation team used rotoscoping for many shots, a low-budget technique in which live-action actors were filmed and then the images were hand-traced – animator Ralph Bakshi (Lord of the Rings) pioneered that era. Used it for many of his films. very.
However, one of the big attractions of heavy metal It had a soundtrack at the time, which included songs from Blue Oyster Cult, Black Sabbath, Journey, Cheap Trick, Devo and others that were in their heyday at the time. This, combined with the fact that there weren’t a lot of adult-oriented animated films in the ’70s and ’80s, made the film a cult classic, despite a lukewarm reception by critics of the time. Personally, I can enjoy the music and animation given their raw and juvenile approach to subject matter, while putting a big asterisk on the experience. But as I said earlier, it is a product of its time.
Its status as a cult classic eventually led to a sequel, heavy metal 2000, that Sony also included with this release, albeit only on the Blu-ray platter. In addition, you will get a copy of heavy metal Codes for bonus features on Blu-ray as well as digital copies of both movies. heavy metal 2000 Free is similar in terms of sex and violence, though the animation is cleaner and has a story rather than an anthology approach. Overall, however, it does not live up to the expectations set by the original. But personally I found myself probably prefering 2000 over 2000 because of the better animation.
Most of the bonus features in this SteelBook edition are related heavy metal, which includes a nine-minute new look-back with interviews with Ivan Reitman (who produced the film and who recently died, unfortunately), filmmaker Kevin Smith, actor Norman Reedus, and others. It’s only found on the 4K platter, while the rest of the bonus features are on Blu-ray, which makes me think Sony did it so they could re-release the original Blu-ray.
conclusion
heavy metal Might not be for everyone, but for fans of animation and rock, these movies are the best these movies have ever presented. The sound in both movies is better than expected, with the 2000 apparently being a bit better. These films also took me back to the great partial animated film Pink Floyd the Wall, which has perfectly mixed imagery and rock music, directed by one of my favorite filmmakers, Alan Parker. I can’t wait to see the release of the awesome 4K version of that movie!
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