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Heavy Metal 2000

Genre: Animation For Adults

Reviewed In Issue 69 (Feb 2003) Of Widescreen Review®

The Voice Talents of Julie Strain Eastman, Billy Idol, Michael Ironside, Pierre Khol, Sonja Ball, Brady Moffatt, Rick Jones, Arthur Holden, Alan Fawcett, Jane Woods, Elizabeth Robertson, Luis de Cespedes, Terry Scammell & Vlasta Vrana

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 4.5
DD Sound Rating: 4.5
DTS Sound Rating: 4.5
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Critics' Composite Score: 3
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No supplements are included.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 10009
(MPAA Rating): R
(Rating Reason):

Rated R for strong violence and gore, sexuality/nudity and language.
(Retail Price): $27.96
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 88
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 1999
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 12/17/02
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Michel Lemire & Michael Coldewey
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Story Synopsis:
"Heavy Metal 2000" recreates the feel of the original cult classic with an updated look for the new millennium. The peaceful planet Eden has been destroyed by space pirate Tyler (Ironside) after he gets his hands on the key to the chamber of immortality. Upon leaving the ravaged planet, he takes a beautiful young woman with him and is determined to cut down anyone who dares to stop his quest for domination. What he hasn

DVD Picture:
The animated and anamorphically enhanced 1.85:1 Superbit picture exhibits a noticeably cleaner picture, lacking compression problems on the previous version. Edge enhancement is still apparent, but does not seem quite as glaring. Images are sharp and finely detailed throughout. The animated colors are rich, with full saturation and excellent dimension. Still, there is some film grain noticed, but its presence is not nearly as bothersome as with the previous release. Overall, the picture is quite satsifying. (Suzanne Hodges)

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