You're about to get personal with Spinal Tap, one of music history's greatest and loudest heavy metal bands, in this Special Edition "rockumentary" of England's legendary group. Go behind the scenes for an intimate look at a band whose time has come and gone and come again. Through interviews, rare footage, and lots of music, including classic Tap tunes like "Big Bottom" and "Hell Hole," you'll get acquainted with lead guitarist David St. Hubbins (Michael McKean), lead guitarist Nigel Tufnel (Christopher Guest), lead bassist Derek Smalls (Harry Shearer), and every drummer who ever lived and died for this renowned rock band. Be a part of the sights, sounds, and smells of this celebrated heavy metal phenomenon. It's an experience you'll never forget.
The 'Stonehenge' scene alone makes it my favourite comedy EVER, but that is not all it has to offer. Who could forget the famous amp scene (these go to eleven) or the pod prop diaster!
And this DVD has so much to offer as well, the deleted scenes is basically another film as well (I think there is an extra hour and a bit!)It's hard to beleive they left so much out. The best 'outtakes' have got to be the album signing scene and the zoo scene! There is also trailers, music videos, promotional stuff and loads more.
So if you fancy a film that never gets boring, never loses its comedy then watch this.
So to finish this review on the greatest film EVER, on a scale of 1 to 10, I give it.... 11!!
Spinal Tap is a great comic movie - hilarious from start to finish. It takes the (much copied but never bettered) form of a mock documentary (or rockumentary, if you will) following the spoof band as they go on tour of the USA to promote their new album.
Heavy Metal may seem to be beyond parody but Spinal Tap manages. The band is a glorious, grotesque caricature of a heavy metal band: misogynist & sexist, vain, split by internal dissent and artistic differences and hopelessly lacking is self-awareness.
The boys in the band all excellent and totally convincing and there are a lots of great cameos. The songs are glorious parodies of heavy metal songs; listen to the lyrics, they are often hilarious (and of course deeply offensive). The film is full of laugh out loud moments and memorable lines that have entered the lexicon (the airport metal detector, turn it up to 11).
To cap it all off the extras (listed in the product description above) are fantastic and hilarious.
Buy it, watch it, enjoy it
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