Metallica Some Kind of Monster (2-DVD) R

Documentary Making of St. Anger
Metallica: Some Kind of Monster (2-DVD)
Get email alerts for Metallica
40K ratings
Price: $14.50
List Price: $14.98
You Save: $0.48 (3% Off)
Available: Usually ships in 1-3 business days
Format:  DVD  (2 Discs)
sku:  3AX6E
Brand New

DVD Features:

  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Rated: R
  • Run Time: 2 hours, 46 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released: November 24, 2014
  • Originally Released: 2004
  • Label: We're Metallica
  • Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
  • Note: "Metallica: This Monster Lives," a new 25-minute short film
    • 40 additional scenes
    • Exclusive intimate interviews with Mettalica about the film
    • Hightlights from festivals and premieres
    • 2 audio commentaries by the band and the filmmakers
    • 2 trailers and a music video
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
    • Dolby Digital 5.1
    • Subtitles - English, Spanish

Performers, Cast and Crew:

Featured: , , &
Directed by &
Music by
Produced by &
Director of Photography:
Executive Production by , &

Entertainment Reviews:

Certified Fresh89%

Total Count: 123


User Ratings: 23,666
Rating: 3/4 -- An entertaining and penetrating look at the creative process Full Review
Cinema Writer
Aug 20, 2010
[I]t's head-banging entertainment from start to finish...
Los Angeles Times
Jul 16, 2004
Rating: 4/5 -- If you're a fan, you will almost certainly be touched by this effort to put an entire dysfunctional band on the couch. And if you're not, well, you're going to giggle.
Orlando Sentinel
Aug 6, 2004
Rating: 3/4 -- Fans of the band will love the revealing footage, especially landmark moments such as bassist auditions (more famous names showed up than the one they picked) and encounters with the ex-Metallica members (Newsted and Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine). Full Review
Minneapolis Star Tribune
Aug 19, 2004
Rating: 3.5/5 -- An unflinching and often hilarious look at the humanity of these heavy-metal gods. Full Review
Arizona Republic
Aug 6, 2004
Absorbing, funny, exhilaratingly entertaining. Full Review
Washington Post
Jul 30, 2004
Ranked #2 in Entertainment Weekly's Top Ten DVDs Of The Year -- [G]ripping....[It] shows one of the biggest bands on the planet confronting internal strife...
Entertainment Weekly
Dec 30, 2005

Product Description:

Directed by Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky, SOME KIND OF MONSTER takes a shockingly in-depth look at Metallica, one of the world's most popular heavy metal bands. The documentary begins in 2001, just after longtime bassist Jason Newsted leaves the group. Surprised by this sudden departure, the remaining band members, particularly singer/guitarist James Hetfield and drummer Lars Ulrich, struggle to record an album without a permanent bass player, a situation that reopens many old wounds, including the loss of Newsted's predecessor, Cliff Burton, who died in a 1986 bus accident. The group even decides to hire a therapist, leading to a series of incredibly emotional confrontations and revelations.

Berlinger and Sinofsky's movie is unquestionably one of the most revealing rock documentaries ever made. Given almost unlimited access to tape the band during a crisis period of nearly three years, the filmmakers capture the members of Metallica both together and individually in remarkably intimate detail. Although the film features Metallica's music and includes vintage footage of the band's early days, it primarily focuses on the difficulties involved with recording the 2003 album ST. ANGER. The end result is not so much a film about Metallica, but a dramatic (and occasionally funny) portrait of a long-running band attempting to understand itself.


Similar Products


Product Info

  • Sales Rank: 84,980
  • UPC: 856115004989
  • Shipping Weight: 0.23/lbs (approx)
  • International Shipping: 2 items

To place an order or for customer service, call toll-free 1-800-336-4627 or outside the United States, call 1-610-649-7565
Open Monday-Friday: 8:30am-10pm, Saturday: 10am-9pm, Sunday: 11am-8pm (Eastern Time)
Se habla Español! Spanish-speaking representatives available, Monday-Friday: 9am-4pm (Eastern Time)