Metallica: Some Kind of Monster [2 Discs] [Blu-ray/DVD] [2003]

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  • Release Date: 11/24/2014
  • Rating: NR
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Overview

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
94% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (28 out of 30)

Special Features


  • "Metallica: This Monster Lives," a new 25-minute short film
  • 2 audio commentaries by the band and the filmmakers
  • 2 trailers and a music video
  • 40 additional scenes
  • Exclusive intimate interviews with Metallica about the film
  • Highlights from festivals and premieres
  • Closed Captioned

Synopsis


Metallica: Some Kind of Monster
Award-winning filmmakers Bruce Sinofsky and Joe Berlinger (of the Paradise Lost films on HBO) direct Metallica: Some Kind of Monster, a documentary about rock stars in therapy. After 20 years of heavy metal, a few members of Metallica decide to hire psychologist Phil Towle to work out some group tensions during the making of their album St. Anger. Most of the therapy sessions involve drummer Lars Ulrich and singer/guitarist James Hetfield, with some input from guitarist Kirk Hammett. Also included are former band members Dave Mustaine of Megadeth and ex-bassist Jason Newsted. The band works through difficulties in group dynamics, personal demons, and relationship issues. The film shows recording sessions as well as therapy sessions, including the recruitment of bassist Robert Trujillo. The much-publicized controversies of Internet file-sharing and Hetfield's drug rehabilitation are also discussed. In 2003, Metallica released the album St. Anger on Elektra Records. Metallica: Some Kind of Monster was shown at the Sundance Film Festival in 2004 as part of the American Spectrum competition. ~ Andrea LeVasseur, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • James Hetfield
    James Hetfield
  • Lars Ulrich
    Lars Ulrich
  • Kirk Hammett
    Kirk Hammett
  • Robert Trujillo
    Robert Trujillo
  • Jason Newsted
    Jason Newsted



Overall customer rating

Rating: 4.6 out of 5 stars with 30 reviews

94%of customers would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Uncomfortable, yet essential viewing

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    jcal71
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    This film is about the meltdown, unmaking and rebuilding of the rock band Metallica. It is uncomfortable to watch, but that's because of how honestly the band's immaturity and desperation are portrayed at times in this documentary. It's also essential viewing- for anyone interested in the band, the filmmakers Berlinger & Sinofsky or interpersonal relationships. Up-and-coming bands should watch this as a cautionary tale of how not to do things for 30 years. It's a miracle Metallica's lasted this long in what was a very dysfunctional system. This film is a testament to the strength of the individuals in the band, family and their support staff. This recent reissue on the band's own imprint adds a single additional featurette, "Metallica: This Monster Lives". Filmed in 2013, this extra was not on the original release and is more a fluff piece than a retrospective "current state of affairs" that one is lead to believe from its title. Even so, the existing extras are more than enough to suggest this release without hesitation.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    my most favorite movie of all time!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Posted
    TheUntouchableSithLord

    this movie seriously rocks from begining to end!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! metallica = metal gods metallica are the kings of heavy metal music metallica = the best of the best!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! enough said!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Documentary

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    tallicarob111
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    This is one of the greatest documentaries ever made capturing the band's struggles as they write and record St. Anger. The blu-ray quality is a little disappointing compared to the DVD version. I couldn't really tell the difference. The film is still shown in it's original 4:3 aspect ratio,

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Back to the basics...

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    Paquiviris14
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    Metallica suffered through a crisis in the late 90s and had to return to basics to reconquer its original legion of fans. This DVD is proof of it, follow member of Metallica in their recent projects as well as enjoying their timeless music. Thumbs up!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Must have for any Metallica fan!

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    CardsFan
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    Found this bluray at a great price. The inner turmoil and struggles of the band as they deal egos, members leaving, addiction, etc. couldn't have been made up. The real deal issues are so compelling. One of the best documentaries I've ever seen.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome!

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    Mari
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    Great documentary! I had heard about this and seen bits and pieces but never was able to find it till I saw the last copy in best buy! Worth every penny!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    some kind of monster = the best of the best!!!!!!!

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    CyanideTheJudasKissAllNightmareLong101

    this dvd rocks from begining to end!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! metallica = the best of the best!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! enough said!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Some kind of Cool!

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    Blaze
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    Metallica. What can be said but they are the best metal band out there. Get this doc. It's great.

    I would recommend this to a friend



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