Friday, November 11, 2005

The Greatest Documentary Ever Made!

"Heavy Metal Parking Lot", widely considered to be one of the greatest rock 'n' roll movies of all time, has finally been made available on DVD. Filmed in 1986 at a Maryland concert arena parking lot before a JUDAS PRIEST concert, "Heavy Metal Parking Lot" is an unvarnished anthropological study of American metalheads in their mid-'80s glory. It is the quintessential '80s magnum opus, made complete with a vast display of muscle cars, spandex, bleach-blonde frizzy perms, bare-chested dudes, mullets from hell, faded-denim metal chicks, and the largest collection of late '70s Camaros ever seen in one location. Virtually unknown to mainstream audiences for two decades, "Heavy Metal Parking Lot" was a VHS bootleg favorite among musicians, movie stars and cult-video fanatics worldwide. This limited-edition DVD includes a pristine digital-video transfer of the original uncut 16-minute documentary, plus over two hours of exclusive content! Viewer discretion: explicit language, drug references and loud music.

To watch the original 16 minute movie, go here and use the drop down menu. To purchase the DVD, try FilmBaby.com.
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Forget 'Fahrenheit 9/11' or whatever else you consider to be the best documentary. Heavy Metal Parking Lot is much better. I first saw the original 16 minute version in the early 90s, and even then, it was freakin' hysterical. It really is unintentionally hysterical, because the "stars" of the documentary aren't trying to be funny. I lived through the 80s and saw more than my fair share of hair metal shows. I met plenty of people just like those in the movie. One of the funniest parts is when some of the headbangers are talking about how much they love Judas Priest. One of the big haired girls says that if she saw Rob Halford (singer) that she'd "jump his bones." One of the guys says, "Dude, he's a fag" (which he is but this was not known at the time), and they all argue with one another over that "insult" to their idol. Halford came out of the closet in the mid 90s, many years after this film was shot. Buy this DVD. You will crack up.

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