Metallica - Some Kind Of Monster details
|Directors:||Joe Berlinger, Bruce Sinofsky|
|Studio:||PARAMOUNT HOME ENTERTAINMENT|
Metallica - Some Kind Of Monster
|Run time:||2 hours 20 minutes|
|Rental release:||31 Jan 2005|
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St Anger ManagementBy chrisfromturnpikelane (8 reviews) from turnpike lane, London , 14 Mar 2005
[Highly rated reviewer]Poor Lars Ulrich. His Metallica bandmate, singer and guitarist James, is in rehab and there is uncertainty over when he will return. The bassist quit over creative tensions and has a new band on the rise. Those left behind can only agree when a psychologist earning $40,000 a month is present to hold their hands. And fans hate poor multi-multi-millionaire drummer Lars after he takes on free downloading. If it couldn't get any worse, his own dad thinks the band's new material just doesn't 'cut it'. Welcome to the unintentionally hilarious fly on the wall account of two years in the life of the most successful heavy rock band on earth. Fast forward through the music and enjoy the drama. A drum solo of honour goes to Metallica for having the guts to allow this real life Spinal Tap film's release but the laughs are largely on them as their professional lives threaten to explode. Not just for fans.
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Ride The LightningBy Robinski (180 reviews) from Glasgow , 24 Dec 2011On the face of it this metal missive is a behind-the-scenes documentary on the making of Metallicas St. Anger album in 2003, but something seems to go off the rails and it becomes a quite different proposition. Fans of Spinal Tap may wonder if it is a set up; fans of Exit Through The Gift Shop will DEFINITELY be wondering if SKOM is a set up, but whatever the case it is riveting viewing for music fans and documentary fans alike, I dont think you need to be a Metalli-cat to enjoy it, but I dare say you would get even more from it if you were, then again if you are youve probably seen it already. SKOM serves as a potted history as well, taking the viewer from Day 1 to 2003/04. Theres more to the film than egos locking horns (okay, egos probably dont have horns) across the mixing desk, the practice room, the studio, etc. Its all about the Het and Lars Ulrich, new bassist Robert Trujillo doesnt really feature until the end, and guitarist Kirk Hammett is pretty much a bystander, doing what little he can to try and hold things together. Interesting viewing - essential if youre a fan.
Before LuluBy a customer , 19 Dec 2011A fascinating guide to how big rock acts go wrong.
The band seem a group of fairly simple guys who have achieved everything they could want to. As a result, they clearly have little genuine desire to write any more songs.
At the same time greedy managers, the media and a parasitic therapist try to extract all the cash they can from the band.
What you see is a process which has long since stopped being about the music...
Entertaining music documentaryBy Bassman71 (701 reviews) from Didsbury, England , 14 Sep 2010Warts n all documentary following Metal behemoths Metallica & the making of their album, St. Anger.
Entertaining is probably the best way of putting this documentary. I neither love or dislike Metallica but I do enjoy music documentaries & this has lots of squabbles, ego clashes & musical differences including singer/guitarist James Hetfield leaving for six months to go into rehab.
Lars Ulrich does start to grate a bit but there's no denying the talent that these people have, even if they are no longer the garage band/everyday Joe's they used to be.
If you love Metallica, you'll love this but it's also a good watch for general music fans too.
Refreshingly HumbleBy Noelfezza (6 reviews) from Tamworth , 29 Jul 2009As a huge fan of Metallica I was dubious about renting this as I personally find it hard to enjoy the music of people I don't like. I need not of worried, I found I admired the band hugely for allowing these guys to invade their privacy and portray them so personally. The directors/producers have done an excellent job of making a very honest and humble documentary. I found it refreshing to see such massive artists so exposed, James Hetfield is very open and shows a weak side I didn't expect. The bond between these guys is beautifully portrayed and the music snippets really break things up! This for once truly is behind the scenes stuff, even showing discussions about whether to make this film or not. Essential viewing for every Metallica fan and interesting enough to keep even non fans watching.
FantasticBy a customer from Beckenham , 24 Jul 2009what can u say...brillant insight into the machine that is metallica...
really really enjoyed getting close to the guys whose music has been a inspiration for all these years...