This is a great film about an average band.
It was only released theatrically a few months ago in the UK, and it's already sub-fiver on DVD.
Blurb below from Amazon :-
Nearly three decades on, is Anvil! The Story Of Anvil finally the film that finally gives This Is Spinal Tap a run for its money? Quite possibly so. The recipient of far-reaching acclaim, and with a real run for being named film of the year, this is a superb documentary, that is all the more staggering for being true.
Anvil! The Story Of Anvil follows the band of its title, a heavy metal group who enjoyed moderate success in the late 70s and early 80s, but kept going even when the light of fame and success shone elsewhere. Thus, we meet the bands members--Steve Lips Kudlow and Robb Reiner--as they hold down day jobs, record an album and head off on a European tour that could have been taken straight out of the Spinal Tap playbook.
As Anvil! The Story Of Anvil develops, though, theres a drama at the heart of it that mixes in with the many frequent laughs. And, as it turns out, its a film that out of nowhere manages to move you, pretty much the last thing you expect of it.
This is, and theres no two ways about it, a quite brilliant film, and one of the very best documentaries in some time. Its outrageously entertaining, very funny and yet human to the core. Anvil! The Story Of Anvil is going to take some beating, and dont be surprised if its another three decades before anything else comes close to it and This Is Spinal Tap --Jon Foster
ANVIL! THE STORY OF ANVIL is the sensitive and irresistibly funny story of unsung heroes of Canadian heavy metal Anvil. Jewish teenagers Robb Reiner and Steve "Lips" Kudlow met in the mid-seventies in a Toronto high school and soon decided that rock was their destiny. Anvil was forged. The band gained a cult following among heavy metal enthusiasts during the eighties, but never really made it in the often cruel and clueless mainstream rock circuit. Not withstanding a plethora of eager fans including Metallica and Guns N Roses, who have frequently cited Anvil as a source of inspiration, the Toronto based outfit got irremediably swallowed by oblivion. But rocking out isnt just a matter of attitude or luck; it is instead a vocation which Anvil never turned its back on, while patiently waiting for its call to greatness. Director Sacha Gervasi (THE TERMMINAL) witnessed Anvils fall from grace directly, having worked as a roadie for the band in its heyday. Moving and hilarious, ANVIL! THE STORY OF ANVIL documents Reiner and Kudlows last shot at stardom and follows them on the road during an often farcical European tour. The films recurring grotesque and surreal situations could see it mistaken for an attempted mockumentary, when it is nothing more than the heart-felt portrait of two stubbornly dedicated dreamers.