Heavy Metal arrives in high definition

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Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has unveiled details about the upcoming Blu-Ray version of Heavy Metal, slated for release in June.

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 the alternative contemporary animation. An intoxicating experience not to be missed!

The release will feature a 1080p high definition transfer with a DTS 5.1 HD Master Audio track, as well as the Documentary ”Imagining Heavy Metal” and a selection of Deleted Scenes.

“Heavy Metal” arrives in stores on June 14 for $19.95.

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