Heavy Metal – 40th Anniversary screenings of the partially produced in Ottawa classic on July 16th, 18th, 19th, and 20th!
A glowing green orb – which embodies ultimate evil – terrorizes a young girl with an anthology of bizarre and fantastic stories of dark fantasy, eroticism and horror. From Oscar nominated producer Ivan Reitman (Ghostbusters, Up In The Air), with a score from Oscar winning composer Elmer Bernstein (Ghostbusters, Airplane!), and featuring Harold Ramis, Joe Flaherty, Eugene Levy, and John Candy!
Genie Awards: Golden Reel Award, Best Sound, and Sound Editing award winner!
SESC Film Festival, Brazil: Best Foreign Film – Audience Award winner!
Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA: Best Science Fiction Film nominee!
“This technically firstrate six-segment animated anthology is an amalgam of science fiction, sword and sorcery, hip humor, violence, sex and a smidgen of drugs…a boisterous blend of dynamic graphics, intriguing plot premises and sly wit” (Variety)
“a genuinely outrageous and occasionally brilliant coupling of American animation and classic early-Eighties heavy metal…a thundering soundtrack (digitally re-mastered for this re-release) and visuals that inspired everything from Akira to Blade Runner.” (Austin Chronicle)
“well-written, stunningly drawn and, often, very funny…such later sci-fi films as Total Recall, The Matrix, and most transparently The Fifth Element have all borrowed heavily from its fertile store of ideas. That it is a cartoon that takes kids right out of the equation is the best recommendation of all.” (Empire)