Heavy Metal

    Director
    Gerald Potterton
    Cast
    Harold Ramis, Eugene Levy, John Candy, Joe Flaherty, Jackie Burroughs, Don Francks, Vlasta Vrana
    Year
    1981
    Lenght
    86
    Country
    Canada
    Storage
    DCP, BluRay
    Language
    English with Czech subtitles

    Disney has Fantasia and the rest of us, we have Heavy Metal. The 1980s sci-fi short-story film was produced by Ghostbusters director Ivan Reitman and directed by Yellow Submarine animator Gerald Potterton. The film features several stories that appeared in the pages of the once-famous, eponymous magazine, and despite an ambivalent reception at the time of its release, Heavy Metal now enjoys cult status. This is due to the bombastic soundtrack, the combination of different animation styles (a different animation studio worked on each story) and, of course, the flood of blood, explicit violence and many, many exposed breasts – as befits the 1980s.

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