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Anvil: The Story Of Anvil - CD & DVD Limited Edition Tour Pack

Released on 15 June 2009

Featuring: Kevin Goocher, Glenn Gyorffy & Steve 'Lips' Kudlow

Format: DVD | Rating: 15 years & over

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At 14, school friends Steve 'Lips' Kudlow and Rob Reiner made a pact to rock together forever. Their band, Anvil, went on to become the 'demigods of Canadian metal', releasing one of the heaviest albums in metal history, 1982's Metal on Metal. The album influenced a musical generaton including Metallica, Slayer and Anthrax, that went on to sell millions of records. But Anvil's career took a different path - straight to obscurity.

Anvil The Story of Anvil is a timeless, and at times hilarious, feel good tale of survival and the unadulterated passion it takes to follow your dream. Directed by Sasha Gervasi, we follow the band as they attempt one last shot at the big time with their thirteenth album 'This is Thirteen' and a calamitous European tour. You don't have to be a metal head to love Anvil. This is an inspirational, heart warming and uplifting tale of two best friends who refuse to give up on their dream. Metal on Metal forever!
  • Keep watching after the trailer below for our exclusive interview with Anvil and director Sasha Gervasi:

  • Includes Anvil: The Story of Anvil DVD as well as Anvil's latest CD 'This is Thirteen' - the pivotal album featured in the film.
  • The CD contains 13 new tracks. Track List: This Is Thirteen Bombs Away Burning Bridges Ready To Fight Flying Blind Room #9 Axe To Grind Feed The Greed Big Business Should' A Would' A Could' A Worry Game Over American Refugee Running Time for Audio CD: 51: 07

customer Reviews

 Average rating (3 reviews)

 A must for all metal fans!

| | See all SellingMyStuff101's reviews (15)

The bitter-sweet tale of what it takes to hold on to a dream when everybody tells you to let go. If you like metal then this is an absolute must; if you don't, it's a heart-warming story of friendship, determination and the courage to find the strength to carry on.
Inspirational, joyous and a damned fine film.
Support the band!!!

 A must see movie - even for the non-metalhead!

| | See all BigRedNI's reviews (1)

I watched this movie on a recent flight to the states. I kept having to remind myself where I was as I got absorbed into the world and dreams of the guys from Anvil. A rollcoaster of tears, laughter and at one point shaking my clenched fists at that tiny screen willing, just willing people to turn out to see these guys play.
Since this movie Anvil have gone on to claim some of the rewards they have truley worked so hard for. With more I hope yet to come.
They deserve every success for producing great anthems and for most of all..... never giving up.

Anvil - I salute you!

 Brilliant! A Heartwarming Must-See (even for non-rockers!)

| | See all CalamityJane's reviews (1)

On seeing the adverts for this film, I thought it was a spoof documentary like "Spinal Tap". Wrong!

This is a brilliant, moving, hilarious and beautifully directed tribute to his childhood heroes by Sacha Gervasi. Due to his long-standing friendship with the band, they allowed him access to their whole lives, not just backstage, so you really see who these guys are and where they come from.

They came so close to making it big when they were young, and are quoted as heroes by many other famous rockers in the film - like Lemmy from Motorhead. But it never quite happened for them, for one reason or another they just didn't make the big time.

As the documentary opens, we see them living their lives and coping with their boring, everyday jobs, but it doesn't stop them loving what they do and continuing to live the dream by performing their music whole-heartedly at any opportunity, even on a disastrous European Tour where they often have only a handful of people in the audience.

Sacha Gervasi underplays the coverage beautifully and his affection for his subject shines through. He could easily have twisted the material and made us laugh AT the band. Instead, we laugh with them, we really feel their heartaches as things go from bad to worse on tour, we dare to hope with them as they try to plan the recording and release of their thirteenth CD in their 30-year history, and we cheer with them at any tiny victory they gain in their dream of becoming rock n roll heroes and performing to packed venues.

These guys really deserve recognition - it's really not my sort of music but, boy, what dedication!

You must see this film. All human life is here...

ActorsKevin Goocher, Glenn Gyorffy, Steve 'Lips' Kudlow, Robb Reiner & Chris Tsangarides
DirectorSacha Gervasi
Certificate15 years and over
LanguagesEnglish - Dolby Digital (5.1)
RegionRegion 2 - Will only play on European Region 2 or multi-region DVD players.