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Heavy Metal 2000

Genre: Animation For Adults

Reviewed In Issue 45 (Jan/Feb 2001) 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
DD Sound Rating: 4.5
DTS Sound Rating: NA
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Critics' Composite Score: NA
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Well, Julie Strain Eastman was not only the voice behind F.A.K.K.2 in the sexy sci-fi adventure, Heavy Metal 2000, she was also the inspiration for the buxom (to say the least), character . But to save all you guys a trip to the library to look for back issues of Penthouse, (1993, to cut down on research time) this disc from Columbia TriStar offers

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 05267
(MPAA Rating): R
(Rating Reason):

Rated R for strong violence and gore, sexuality/nudity and language.
(Retail Price): $24.95
(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): 10/17/00
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Michel Lemire & Michael Coldewey
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Also available in a DVD two-pack with

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 stop his quest for domination. What he hasn

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.85:1 DVD is quite good. Images are sharp and finely detailed throughout. The animated colors are rich, with full saturation and excellent dimension. I found myself occasionally distracted by edge enhancement, but even more so by backgrounds that had an unsightly grimy, grainy appearance. Thankfully, these scenes do not make up a majority of the image quality; so overall, the picture is pleasing. (Suzanne Hodges)

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