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.
Harold Ramis, Eugene Levy, John Candy, Joe Flaherty, Jackie Burroughs, Don Francks, Vlasta Vrana
English with Czech subtitles
14.03.20:30 / Prague / Lucerna / Main room
20.03.20:30 / Brno / Observatory