Rent Anvil: The Story of Anvil (2008)

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1h 21min
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Synopsis:
At 14, school friends Steve 'Lips' Kudlow and Rob Reiner made a pact to rock together forever. Their band, Anvil, went on to become the 'demigods of Canadian metal', releasing one of the heaviest albums in metal history, 1982's Metal on Metal. The album influenced a musical generaton including Metallica, Slayer and Anthrax, that went on to sell millions of records. But Anvil's career took a different path - straight to obscurity. Anvil The Story of Anvil is a timeless, and at times hilarious, feel good tale of survival and the unadulterated passion it takes to follow your dream.
Directed by Sasha Gervasi, we follow the band as they attempt one last shot at the big time with their thirteenth album 'This is Thirteen' and a calamitous European tour. You don't have to be a metal head to love Anvil. This is an inspirational, heart warming and uplifting tale of two best friends who refuse to give up on their dream. Metal on Metal forever!
Actors:
, , Tiziana Arrigoni, , , , , , , John Zazula, Cut Loose, Mad Dog, Gary Greenblatt, Toby Kudlow, Jane Reiner, Andrea Reiner, Tyler Reiner, Ginny Kudlow, Averey Kudlow, Glenn Five
Directors:
Studio:
Universal Pictures
Genres:
Documentary, Music & Musicals, Special Interest
BBFC:
Release Date:
15/06/2009
Run Time:
81 minutes
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.78:1 / 16:9
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Deleted scenes
  • This feels good
  • Where are they now
  • Interview with Lars Ulrich
  • Sacha Gervasi rocks with Anvil
  • Audio commentary with Sacha Gervasi, Robb Reiner and Steve Kudlow
  • Audio commentary with Sacha Gervasi, Rebecca Yeldham and Andrew Dickler
BBFC:
Release Date:
15/06/2009
Run Time:
81 minutes
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.85:1
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Deleted scenes
  • Where are they now
  • Interview with Lars Ulrich
  • Sacha Gervasi rocks with Anvil
  • Audio commentary with Sacha Gervasi, Robb Reiner, Steve Kudlow, Rebecca Yeldahm and Andrew Dickler
  • Picture in picture of the commentary with Sacha Gervasi, Robb Reiner, Steve Kudlow
  • This feels good

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Reviews (2) of Anvil: The Story of Anvil

More Than Just Metal - Anvil: The Story of Anvil review by CP Customer

Spoiler Alert
17/06/2009

The Story of Anvil is a documentary about a band that were left behind by their rivals. A combination of management, recording, location and frankly band luck destroyed their chances of success. The film visits the band as they struggle on, battling a terrible tour and dwindling crowds, internal conflicts and family pressures. Their brand of music will only appeal to a minority. Yet I’d recommend you overlook the soundtrack and experience what is an emotional tale of friendship, tough luck and fighting against all odds. Like The Wrestler, its much more than your first impression, beneath resides a remarkable documentary.

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Life affirming. - Anvil: The Story of Anvil review by CP Customer

Spoiler Alert
17/12/2009

Even if like me you're not a metal fan this is still a great life affirming story of two 50 year old rockers who refuse to give up on their dream. I you enjoy this you should check out the equally good documentaries 'New York Doll', 'King Of Kong' and 'Billy The Kid'.

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