• Heavy Metal Blasts to 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray in SteelBook Packaging Including Heavy Metal 2000 on Blu-ray

    Posted Fri Feb 11, 2022 at 09:12 AM PST by

    The 1981 animated classic Heavy Metal will be getting the 4K UHD treatment on April 22 and will feature Dolby Vision, a Dolby Atmos soundtrack, and collector's SteelBook packaging. Also included is a Blu-ray disc of Heavy Metal and the Blu-ray debut of Heavy Metal 2000.  

    The release has been given a new soundscape supervised by Ivan Reitman and will include an all-new bonus feature: Heavy Metal: A Look Back – an all-new retrospective featuring re¬flections from producer Ivan Reitman, famous fans Kevin Smith, Norman Reedus, and more! 

    Heavy Metal - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray
    Heavy Metal - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray
     

    It would have been nice to have seen the sequel get the 4K upgrade as well, but oh well.   Here's the full press release:


    AVAILABLE FOR THE FIRST TIME ON 4K ULTRA HD™ APRIL 19TH

    FEATURING AN ALL-NEW SOUNDSCAPE, SUPERVISED BY PRODUCER IVAN REITMAN

    HEAVY METAL SYNOPSIS

    Based on the fantastical illustrated magazine HEAVY METAL, producer Ivan Reitman enlists the help of some of Hollywood's animation masters to create the otherworldly tale of a glowing green orb from outer space that spreads destruction throughout the galaxy. Only when encountered by its one true enemy, to whom it is inexplicably drawn, will goodness prevail throughout the universe. Richly and lavishly drawn, the vignettes of the orb's dark victories include the character voices of John Candy, Harold Ramis and a pounding soundtrack by Black Sabbath, Blue Oyster Cult, Cheap Trick, Devo, Donald Fagen, Don Felder, Grand Funk Railroad, Sammy Hagar, Journey, Nazareth, Stevie Nicks, Riggs, and Trust. Highly imaginative and full of surprising special effects, HEAVY METAL set the standard for alternative contemporary animation. An intoxicating experience not to be missed!

     

    DISC DETAILS & BONUS MATERIALS

    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 4K ULTRA HD DISC

    • Feature presented in 4K resolution with Dolby Vision, reviewed and approved by Ivan Reitman
    • New 2022 Dolby Atmos soundtrack – a brand-new immersive experience utilizing enhanced sound effects and much more, supervised by producer Ivan Reitman!
    • Also includes the 2022 mix in 5.1, and the original 1981 theatrical Dolby Stereo audio
    • Special Feature:
      • NEW: Heavy Metal: A Look Back – an all-new retrospective featuring re­flections from producer Ivan Reitman, famous fans Kevin Smith, Norman Reedus, and more!

    HEAVY METAL BLU-RAY DISC™

    • Feature presented in High Definition with 5.1 audio
    • Special Features:
      • Original Feature-Length Rough Cut with Optional Commentary by Carl Macek
      • Imagining Heavy Metal Documentary
      • Deleted Scene
      • Alternate Framing Story with Commentary

    HEAVY METAL 2000 BLU-RAY DISC™

    • Feature presented in High Definition (newly remastered), with 5.1 audio
    • Special Features:
      • Julie Strain: Super Goddess
      • Voice Talent
      • Animation Tests
      • Animatic Comparisons

    HEAVY METAL CREDITS

    Directed By: Gerald Potterton
    Produced by: Ivan Reitman
    Screenplay by: Dan Goldberg & Len Blum
    Based on Original Art and Stories by: Richard Corben, Angus McKie, Dan O’Bannon, Thomas Warkentin and Bernie Wrightson
    Executive Producers: Leonard Mogel
     

    HEAVY METAL SPECS

    Run Time: Approx. 90 minutes
    Rating: R
    4K UHD Feature Picture: 2160p Ultra High Definition, 1.85:1
    4K UHD Feature Audio: English Dolby Atmos (Dolby TrueHD 7.1 Compatible) | English 5.1 DTS-HD MA | English Stereo Surround DTS-HD MA

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