'Heavy Metal' Blu-ray Gets Wide Retailer Release

Posted Wed Apr 6, 2011 at 10:00 AM PDT by

The 1981 animated cult classic will no longer be a Best Buy exclusive in June.

As previously reported, Sony released 'Heavy Metal' starring the voices of John Candy, Eugene Levy, and Harold Ramis on Blu-ray exclusively at Best Buy on February 1, and now the title will be available at other retailers on June 14.

"The otherworldly tale of a glowing green orb that spreads destruction until confronted with pure goodness. Lavish animation and score."

The Blu-ray has 1080p video, a DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 soundtrack, and supplements include: Imagining Heavy Metal, Deleted Scenes, Heavy Metal: Feature Length Rough Cut (with optional commentary by Carl Macek - author of "Heavy Metal: Animation for the 80s.").

Suggested list price for the Blu-ray is $19.95.

You can find the latest specs for 'Heavy Metal' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it's indexed under February 1.

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Heavy Metal (Blu-ray)