HEAVY METAL rough cut
Created 10/04/1999 - 00:00
Columbia-Tri Star Home Video is releasing a collector's edition DVD of
HEAVY METAL which was supervised by Gerald Potterton and released in 1981.
Those who bought the laser rot-prone laserdisc that was released three
years ago will want to purchase this new release even if their LD remains
in pristine condition. The movie is digitally remastered and in widescreen,
with anamorphic video. Hopefully, that means it has a new transfer that,
unlike the previous widescreen release, does not cut off the top and bottom
of the image. It also includes a feature length rough cut with optional
commentary by Carl Macek, author of HEAVY METAL: THE MOVIE. The rough cut
version of HEAVY METAL is said to have been significantly different from
the final version to warrant releasing it. Other features include: English
Dolby Digital 5.1 and 2.0; the documentary IMAGINING HEAVY METAL, deleted
scenes; production photo gallery; HEAVY METAL magazine cover gallery;
NEVERLAND deleted scene, which was also included on the previous VHS and LD
releases; a pencil portfolio and a single and layered cels portfolio; a
conceptual art gallery; production notes; Carl Macek reading his book,
HEAVY METAL: THE MOVIE; and subtitles in English, Spanish, and Portuguese.
The retail price is US$27.95, and the street date is November 23, 1999.