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Synopsis

"It's a wickedly straight-on peek into the Rock 'n' Roll subculture of Heavy Metal." – Michael Wilmington, Los Angeles Times

IT'S MORE THAN MUSIC. IT'S A WAY OF LIFE.

The second in Penelope Spheeris’ trilogy, The Metal Years takes a fast-paced look at the outrageous Heavy Metal scene of the late '80s. Set in Los Angeles, the film explores fascinating portraits of struggling musicians, fans and star-struck groupies. Featuring Alice Cooper, Ozzy Osbourne, Poison and members of Aerosmith, Kiss, and Motorhead as well as performances by Megadeath, Faster Pussycat, Lizzy Borden, London, Odin and Seduce, this raucous and entertaining chapter also chronicles the lonely naiveté of the striving bands, the endless flow of alcohol and drugs and the relentless sexism.

Poignant, wistful, sad and insightful, it's a brilliant look at a unique and timeless genre of music. It's a historically significant time capsule and it has come to define a generation of music lovers. It is both an exposé and a fun, irreverent, indulgent, indescribably exciting ride. You shoulda lived it.

Bonus Features

    • New 2K Scan Of The Original Film
    • Tawn Mastrey Interviews Penelope Spheeris
    • Never-Before-Seen Footage And Interviews
    • Audio Commentary By Nadir D'Priest And Penelope Spheeris

Product Information

Discs

1

Run-time

93 min

Aspect Ratio ?

1.78:1

Color

Color

Language

English

Region

A

Rating

R

Production Date Closed-Caption

No

Subtitles

English

The Decline Of Western Civilization Part II: The Metal Years

TITLE NAME
Director Penelope Spheeris
Actor W.A.S.P.
Actor Megadeth
Actor Aerosmith
Actor Kiss
Actor Motörhead
Actor Ozzy Osbourne
Producer Guy J. Louthan
Producer Jonathan Dayton
Producer Valerie Faris
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