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Original “Heavy Metal” on 4K FINALLY Releasing!

Longtime Nerdbot readers know we absolutely love “Heavy Metal.” It’s one of those seminal, formative films we go back to often. The animated film is of course based on the iconic French magazine Métal hurlant, which those in other parts of the world know best as Heavy Metal magazine.

This is the very first time the original film has officially been available in 4K, and we couldn’t be more excited to see Taarna!


Amazon’s description:

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Debuting for the first time on 4K, the landmark animated adult musical cult favorite celebrates its 40th anniversary, with a debut on 4K Ultra HD.

•Newly-mixed sound by producer Ivan Reitman, with all-new sound effects – fully maximizing the immersive Dolby Atmos experience and makes this a must-own for fans

Presented within a limited edition SteelBook, including HEAVY METAL on 4K Ultra HD disc and Blu-ray, plus the exclusive Blu-ray debut of HEAVY METAL 2000

• Heavy Metal: Fully restored in 4K with HDR from the original camera negative

•Special features include all-new celebrity fan interviews (Norman Reedus) & reflections from filmmakers (Kevin Smith)

•Also exclusively includes the Blu-ray debut of Heavy Metal 2000 – not previously available in HD

Heavy Metal:

Based on the sexy science fiction cult comic, “Heavy Metal” combines extraordinarily stunning visuals, new wave music and a series of mindbending stories in a unique motion picture experience. The anchor of the film is an eerie green ball that magically transports us into a series of adventures in the past, future, and into the world beyond. Included are stories of the space super heroine, Taarna; the hard.boiled exploits of Harry Canyon, cab driver of the future; and the adventures of “Den:’ who the green ball changes from an introverted teen into a macho hero. This groundbreaking animation extravaganza also use the voices of John Candy, Harold Ramis, Eugene Levy and Joe Flaherty, as well as writers, directors, and artists from around the world.

Heavy Metal 2000:

This sequel to Heavy Metal is a high-octane science fiction adventure concerning a beautiful young woman named Julie who vows vengeance on a ruthless tyrant after he destroys her planet. As with the first film, the stunning visuals are backed by a stellar soundtrack.


You can pre-order the 4K on Amazon now. It’s currently scheduled to be released on April 19th, 2022.

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