‘Anvil! The Story Of Anvil’ Documentary To Be Released On Blu-Ray And DVD

January 1, 2023

In case you missed it, Anvil’s acclaimed documentary, “Anvil! The Story Of Anvil” is being released in “Ultimate Edition” Blu-ray and “Standard Edition” DVD on January 20, ’23!

 

This new Ultimate Edition comes just in time for its 13th anniversary and has remastered picture and sound, and an interview with director Sacha Gervasi and Anvil singer Steve “Lips” Kudlow and drummer Robb Reiner.

“Anvil! The Story Of Anvil”premiered at Beyond Fest on September 22 in Los Angeles at the Saban Theater. The band also performed that night.

You can pre-order the documentary – Special Features:

– 2022 audio commentary with director Sacha Gervasi
– 2008 audio commentary by director Sacha Gervasi and bandmembers Steve “Lips” Kudlow and Robb Reiner
– 2008 audio commentary by director Sacha Gervasi, producer Rebecca Yeldham and editor Andrew Dickler
– 2022 video commentary with director Sacha Gervasi and the band
– 2022 video commentary with director Sacha Gervasi and producer Rebecca Yeldham
– Anvil Q&A at Saban Theater with moderator Steve-O
– Interview with Steve “Lips” Kudlow, Robb Reiner and director Sacha Gervasi (moderated by Matt Pinfield – 93 minutes)
– Rich Roll video podcast interview with director Sacha Gervasi and the band
– 1981 interview with Maor Applebaum (mastering engineer)
– 1981 interview with Steve “Lips” Kudlow
– 1981 Backstage interview with Robb and Steve
– Q&A with director Sacha Gervasi, the band, and Peter Dinklage
– Three deleted scenes: “Choice Children’s Catering Extended Scene” (7:14),”Former Band Members” (2:39),”Lips’s Brother” (2:11)
– “Interview With Lars Ulrich” featurette (30:06)
– ‘Where Are They Now?” featurette (3:10)
– “This Feels Good” featurette ( 12:37)
– “School Love” Sacha Gervasi rocks with Anvil live performance (4:17)
– Theatrical teaser
– Original theatrical trailer

Standard Edition DVD – Special Features:

– 022 audio commentary with director Sacha Gervasi
– Anvil Q&A at Saban Theater with moderator Steve-O
– Three deleted scenes: “Choice Children’s Catering Extended Scene” (7:14),”Former Band Members” (2:39),”Lips’s Brother” (2:11)
– Theatrical teaser
– Original theatrical trailer

“Anvil! The Story of Anvil” was named one of 2009’s best documentaries and was the directorial debut of screenwriter Gervasi and was produced by Yeldham (“The Kite Runner” and “The Motorcycle Diaries”).

This past April, Lips said don’t expect a follow-up to “Anvil! The Story Of Anvil”, “I don’t suspect there will be [another movie], because I think it’s a little late on. There’s really no point at this point. To a great degree, the people who knew about the movie knew about it, and today it’s kind of faded back; it’s not as prominent today. That could change. You never know.”

As for why Lips thought the documentary has such success, “It’s hard to compete with reality, isn’t it? People try to make documentaries, but it’s not the same as actually filming things in real time. It’s not the same, man. You can do a retrospective and show pictures of the band in the old days and all that — talk about the old days, the old days, the old days — but everybody’s seen the old days. What about tomorrow? What are we gonna film tomorrow? What are you doing tomorrow? What do you hope to happen tomorrow? How are you gonna make what’s gonna happen tomorrow, put it into motions so we can see it happen? That’s what the Anvil movie did. It’s off the hook in that regard. You can’t beat the spontaneity. I mean, there’s pure spontaneity — as things are going on. You can’t make shit like that up.”

Anvil’s latest album, “Impact Is Imminent”, was released on May 20 ’22.

What’s your favourite rock doc?

 

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