Heavy Metal

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Heavy Metal (1981, USA/Canada) is a Animated cult film directed by Gerald Potterton.


Main Details

  • Released in 1981
  • Color
  • Running Time: 86 min | USA:90 min (premiere)
  • Animated
  • Production Co: Columbia Pictures Corporation | Guardian Trust Company | Canadian Film Development Corporation (CFDC) | Famous Players
  • Distribution Co: Columbia Pictures (1981) (USA) (theatrical)
  • Directed by Gerald Potterton
  • Written by Daniel Goldberg, Len Blum, Dan O'Bannon, Daniel Goldberg, Richard Corben, Bernie Wrightson, Angus McKie, Jean Giraud
  • Voices of: Rodger Bumpass, Richard Romanus, John Candy, Eugene Levy, John Vernon
  • Produced by Vic Atkinson, John Coates, Michael C. Gross, John Halas, Jerry Hibbert, Peter Lebensold, Leonard Mogel, Lawrence Nesis, Ivan Reitman, W.H. Stevens Jr.
  • Original Music by Elmer Bernstein
  • Film Editing by Ian Llande, Mick Manning, Gerald Tripp

Plot Summary

  • 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.


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  • Louder And Nastier Than Ever
  • Columbia Pictures takes you beyond the future into a universe you've never seen before...... A universe of mystery. A universe of magic. A universe of sexual fantasies. A universe of awesome good. A universe of terrifying evil.
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