Metal: A Headbanger's Journey(Movie, 2005)

| 1h 31min | Genres: Documentary, Music
Metal: A Headbanger's JourneyRating: 3.8/5 (with 47 votes)
Metal: A Headbanger's Journey is a 2005 documentary film directed by Sam Dunn with Scot McFadyen and Jessica Wise. The film follows 31-year-old Dunn, a Canadian anthropologist, who has been a heavy metal fan since the age of 12. Dunn sets out across the world to uncover the various opinions on heavy metal music, including its origins, culture, controversy, and the reasons it is loved by so many people. The film made its debut at the 2005 Toronto International Film Festival, and was released as a two-disc special edition DVD in the US on 19 September 2006. A follow-up to the film titled Global Metal premiered at the Bergen International Film Festival on 17 October 2007, and saw limited release in theatres in June 2008. Dunn has also elaborated upon his "Heavy Metal Family Tree" in the VH1 series Metal Evolution, which focuses on one subgenre per episode. ()
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About Metal: A Headbanger's Journey

The film discusses the traits and originators of some of metal's many subgenres, including the New Wave of British Heavy Metal, power metal, Nu metal, glam metal, thrash metal, black metal, and death metal. Dunn uses a family-tree-type flowchart to document some of the most popular metal subgenres. The film also explores various aspects of heavy metal culture.

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Additional Information

Production country: Canada
Original language: English (EN)
Spoken languages: English (EN)
Translated into 11 languages: German (DE), Greek (EL), English (EN), Spanish (ES), French (FR), Hebrew (HE), Dutch (NL), Norwegian (NO), Portuguese (PT), Swedish (SV), Turkish (TR)
Status: Released
Release date US: 06/21/2006 (World premiere: 09/14/2005)
Alternative titles in other countries (from previews, ads etc.):
"Metal - A Headbanger's Journey"
"Metal : Voyage au coeur de la bête"

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