‘Heavy Metal’ Coming to 4K with Sequel Debuting on Blu-ray

Heavy Metal 4K Release Date

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment are bringing the cult classic R-rated animated film Heavy Metal to 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray on April 19th. The release will be packaged in a limited edition Steelbook case.

Additionally the Heavy Metal 2000 sequel will be included on Blu-ray. This marks the first time that film has been offered in high definition on home video.

Pre-order Heavy Metal on 4K for a discounted price at Amazon.

The Heavy Metal 2000 4K presentation will feature Dolby Vision HDR, reviewed and approved by producer Ivan Reitman.

An all-new Dolby Atmos sound mix has been created to offer “a brand-new immersive experience utilizing enhanced sound effects and much more,” which was also approved by Reitman.

Bonus features for each film are as follows.

Heavy Metal 4K Disc

  • Also includes the 2022 mix in 5.1, and the original 1981 theatrical Dolby Stereo audio
  • Special Feature:
    • NEW: Heavy Metal: A Look Back – an all-new retrospective featuring re­flections from producer Ivan Reitman, famous fans Kevin Smith, Norman Reedus, and more!

Heavy Metal Blu-ray

  • Feature presented in High Definition with 5.1 audio
  • Special Features:
    • Original Feature-Length Rough Cut with Optional Commentary by Carl Macek
    • Imagining Heavy Metal Documentary
    • Deleted Scene
    • Alternate Framing Story with Commentary

Heavy Metal 2000 Blu-ray

  • Feature presented in High Definition (newly remastered), with 5.1 audio
  • Special Features:
    • Julie Strain: Super Goddess
    • Voice Talent
    • Animation Tests
    • Animatic Comparisons

Heavy Metal’s voice cast includes John Candy and Harold Ramis. The infamous soundtrack boasts tunes 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.

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