The 1981 animated sci-fi classic Heavy Metal will be released on 4K Ultra HD April 19 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.
Based on the illustrated magazine, Heavy Metal is an animated fantasy in which 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 and Harold Ramis and a 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.
The feature is presented in 4K resolution with Dolby Vision, reviewed and approved by Reitman and features a new 2022 Dolby Atmos soundtrack supervised by Reitman. The release also includes the 2022 mix in 5.1 and the original 1981 theatrical Dolby Stereo audio.
The release is presented in a limited edition Steelbook, including the film on 4K Ultra HD disc and Blu-ray, plus the exclusive Blu-ray debut of Heavy Metal 2000.
Special features include “Heavy Metal: A Look Back,” a retrospective featuring reflections from Reitman, famous fans Kevin Smith and Norman Reedus and more. The combo pack Blu-rays include several other special features.