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 ONE: 4K BLU-RAY
- BRAND NEW 4K RESTORATION OF THE FILM APPROVED BY PRODUCER IVAN REITMAN
- BRAND NEW DOLBY ATMOS AUDIO TRACK - 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
- NEW: Heavy Metal: A Look Back – an all-new retrospective featuring reflections from producer Ivan Reitman, famous fans Kevin Smith, Norman Reedus, and more!
DISC TWO: BLU-RAY
- Feature presented in High Definition with 5.1 audio
- Original Feature-Length Rough Cut with Optional Commentary by Carl Macek
- Imagining Heavy Metal Documentary
- Deleted Scene
- Alternate Framing Story with Commentary