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Anvil! The Story of AnvilIt's too bad the title Almost Famous was already taken, because this fantastic rock doc about a couple of aging Canadian metalheads still...Anvil! The Story of AnvilDocumentaryPT80MRIt's too bad the title Almost Famous was already taken, because this fantastic rock doc about a couple of aging Canadian metalheads still...2009-09-30
Anvil! The Story of Anvil

(Brent J. Craig)

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Anvil! The Story of Anvil

Genre: Documentary; Director: Sacha Gervasi; Release Date Limited: 04/10/2009; Runtime (in minutes): 80; MPAA Rating: R

It’s too bad the title Almost Famous was already taken, because this fantastic rock doc about a couple of aging Canadian metalheads still clinging to their golden-god dreams is both sadly tragic and oddly inspiring. When Anvil! The Story of Anvil came ? out back in April, deluded frontman Steve ”Lips” Kudlow and jackhammer drummer Robb Reiner were called a real-life Spi¨al Tap?which is spot-on. But that doesn’t do their deep, dysfunctional love of thrash metal (and each ? other) justice. EXTRAS include an appropriately silly commentary and deleted scenes of Anvil’s other founding members that seem worthy ? of having made the final cut. A

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