“Metal Hurlant Chronicles” is Heavy Metal through a Euro TV filter. You get a little nudity and some violence. But, the lackluster budget forces some weird CG choices and the push to tell rather than show. The turtle creatures and the gunslingers are pretty cool. But, that visual flair is the only thing the film has going.
Heavy Metal is still one of those great Sci-Fi concepts. Playing with amazing B-movie Sci-Fi characters and then forcing the pulp to the surface, it just makes me scream. It’s a great scream, but it brings up something that I think we didn’t get from the animated cult classic. The Metal Hurlant is an amazing framing device that plays upon the best in storytelling. If you find it, it will ruin your life.
The Blu-Ray comes with featurettes, interviews, motion comics, the alternate French episodes and material from the San Diego Comic-Con as the special features. The A/V Quality is astonishing. The 1080p transfer is so fresh and so clean. Plus, the DTS-HD 5.1 master audio track is amazing for a show like this. In the end, it’s worth a purchase to Euro Sci-Fi fans.
Release Date: 04/14/15