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Anvil! The Story Of Anvil DVD - £4.99 at Play
Anvil! The Story Of Anvil DVD - £4.99 at Play

Anvil! The Story Of Anvil DVD - £4.99 at Play

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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 :-

Amazon.co.uk Review
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

Synopsis
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.

20 Comments

sad but true... Hot deal

What a film - loved it.

Nice, I've been waiting for this to go down in price.

Have some rep.

The amp goes to 11! Hot!!

Excellent - been waiting for this to drop a bit.

One of the saddest films I've seen - brilliant though. How you can believe in so little basic talent is beyond me but I admire them so much.

Brilliant and moving documentary. In their day they were brillaint, and it would still be a better gig than U2.

Showing as £12.99 now

sylar07;5988437

Showing as £12.99 now


confirmed. Bah!

Banned

motherfunk;5988203

Brilliant and moving documentary. In their day they were brillaint, and … Brilliant and moving documentary. In their day they were brillaint, and it would still be a better gig than U2.


I thought it was a spoof when i saw the trailer and also the intro.

Back down to £4.99 again now and ordered. Nice one!

N20Y1D;5988898

I thought it was a spoof when i saw the trailer and also the intro.



fair enough - the promo for this film keeps mentioning spinal tap - which this film is nothing like

well apart from the dodgey hair cuts

anyhow I was delighted to see anvil are now supporting AC/DC in the states

not seen this yet but i have it on dvd - got the hmv exclusive steelbook edition, will def have to watch when i have time though.

Banned

phatbhoy;5989552

fair enough - the promo for this film keeps mentioning spinal tap - which … fair enough - the promo for this film keeps mentioning spinal tap - which this film is nothing likewell apart from the dodgey hair cutsanyhow I was delighted to see anvil are now supporting AC/DC in the states


Thats good to hear, couldnt help but like them.

N20Y1D;5989602

Thats good to hear, couldnt help but like them.



aye - nice guys.

Fantastic movie. Hot hot hot.

Original Poster

Could someone un-expire please?

Banned

Excellent documentary, the endless enthusiasm of Lips and Rob's belief in him, is interesting to watch.
In a similar vein, for those who liked the film, is Air Guitar Nation imdb.com/tit…15/
Not a comedy, but also showcases peoples determined belief in themselves.

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