René Walling · From fps #9 · November 2, 2006
| Twenty-five years ago, if you mentioned the words sex
in the same sentence, they would consistently be accompanied by the words Heavy Metal
. Not the music genre, but the movie.
The Art of Heavy Metal: Animation for the Eighties
Directed by Carl Macek
New York Zoetrope, 1981
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Mostly seen during midnight screenings in repertory film houses until its home video debut in the late 1990s, the film is a compilation of seven science fiction, fantasy and horror themed shorts tied together into a loose narrative. This cult classic contained more nudity (not to mention violence) than most audiences expected from animated films. Like many Disney films today, a book on the making of Heavy Metal
was released, it is, however, less voluminous than most Hyperion Press books.
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