Anvil: The Story of Anvil (Ws Dol)
|フォーマット||ドルビー, DVD-Video, NTSC, ワイドスクリーン, インポート|
|コントリビュータ||Chris Tsangarides, Glenn Gyorffy, William Howell, Jerry Fielden, Kevin Goocher, Lars Ulrich, Tiziana Arrigoni, Sacha Gervasi, Nigel Hudson, Slash, Robb Reiner, Steve 'Lips' Kudlow, Lemmy 表示を増やす|
|稼働時間||1 時間 20 分|
Is Anvil the real Spinal Tap? That's a label that could be applied to any number of hapless hard rock bands, but there's enough evidence in Anvil: The Story of Anvil to suggest that these guys may have, uh, tapped into the motherlode. The parallels are many, including getting lost on the way to a gig, playing before 174 people in a 10,000 capacity venue (in Transylvania, yet), inept management, ridiculous songs (even Nigel Tufnel and David St. Hubbins couldn't match "Thumb Hang," an Anvil tune about the Spanish Inquisition)… heck, they even visit (the real) Stonehenge. But dig deeper and you'll find some real heart in this 2007 documentary. Two hearts, actually--the ones belonging to singer-guitarist Steve "Lips" Kudlow and drummer Robb Reiner (remove one "b" and you've got the director of This Is Spinal Tap). These two were there when the Canadian metal band formed in the early '80s and went on to share festival stages with the likes of Bon Jovi and Whitesnake. Now, a quarter century later (a new bassist and guitarist joined in the '90s), Reiner and Kudlow are in their fifties, living in Toronto with wives, kids, and menial jobs. But they still haven't given up their undying belief that with a new album (their thirteenth) and couple of breaks, they will be rock stars.
It doesn't happen on a mostly disastrous European tour organized by a well-meaning but inexperienced fan. It doesn't happen when they reunite with British producer Chris Tsangarides (Black Sabbath, Thin Lizzy) but find little interest in the new recording. But Kudlow, despite some bleak moments, is remarkably resilient (of the tour, he says, "Things went drastically wrong. But at least there was a tour for them to go wrong on"). And while it's a sad truth that Anvil just isn't that good--they're nowhere near the level of some of the bands they inspired, like Anthrax and Metallica--only the hardest of heart will resist rooting for them. Bonus material includes deleted scenes and commentary by director (and former roadie) Sacha Gervasi. --Sam Graham
- Is Discontinued By Manufacturer : いいえ
- 製品サイズ : 19.05 x 13.97 x 1.27 cm; 68.04 g
- メーカー : VH1 Classics
- EAN : 0894316800122, 9786313088423, 0089431680012
- 商品モデル番号 : 894316800122
- 時間 : 1 時間 20 分
- レーベル : VH1 Classics
- ASIN : B002DLB1IO
- ディスク枚数 : 1
I love the film, the DVD is well worth buying as it not only has the director's commentary but also the bands commentary separately. My wife also likes it very much, the characters are very engaging and extremely likable, I think it should appeal to a wide audience. If I had to find fault which is very difficult, I would say that the band's music shown in the film is not fully representative of what Anvil does, I have since listened to other tracks and would categorise them more as a heavy rock band than heavy metal, some of the tracks are very melodic and Lips is a very accomplished lead guitarist which doesn't come over so much in the film, no doubt becuae of time limitations and the fact that their fanbase is heavy metal orientated.
I highly recommend this, I even bought the t-shirts !
Anvil is essentially a feel good film and teaches us a good lesson in never giving up on your dreams and working hard to achieve them. There are some really cringe worthy moments in the film, such as playing a gig to a room of about 4 people, one of whom is sitting in an armchair throwing his rock horns and another good scene when the band are playing at a wedding reception.
Full of characters and scenes you couldn't make up and plenty of laughs, this is well worth a watch.
I was wary that this was just another Spinal Tap product. No way. This is real people who live metal and are pretty good at it too, captured in the raw of their relationships as they forge forward against set-back after set-back, battling to gig at any time on the bill at festivals other than the 11am slot, and never giving up on their album release of 'This Is Thirteen'. You need to watch this rockumentary. If there is a difference between Religion and Faith, Anvil are the latter and will take the atheist to new levels of self-investigation. Essential viewing.
PROBABLY THE BEST MUSIC MOVIE EVER MADE......