Some Kind Of Monster [DVD] review by Metallica

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  • Released: Jan 25, 2005
  • Sound: 8
  • Content: 6
  • Production Quality: 10
  • Overall Impression: 8
  • Reviewer's score: 8 Superb
  • Users' score: 9.3 (34 votes)
Metallica: Some Kind Of Monster [DVD]

Sound — 8
As most of you know Metallica released a documentary that follows them through out the three-year production of St. Anger. Most of the footage is of them recording and speaking with their shrink. The production value is high so it can be assumed that so will the sound. With Dolby Digital 6.1 surround sound support you can't go wrong. I have a 7.1 set up at home and it sounds simply amazing with how well the movie is mixed.

Content — 6
The extras on the second disc are fairly entertaining; two trailers, a music video (Some Kind Of Monster), film-makers bio, information on festivals and premiers, oh yea, and a boat load of deleted scenes. It also features comentary from the director and the band.

Production Quality — 10
It's a professional film so naturally the production values are very high, even for a documentary. The picture is very clear and there's not a lot of "shaky cam."

Overall Impression — 8
This is a great film, especially for Metallica fans, however it's very, very long. It runs at two hours and twenty minuets. At one point in the film James walks out and doesn't come back for six months, and when he returns it starts to drag a little. Probable the two best things about this film are the fact that you get to know the band a little, and it makes you like St. Anger more, well at least it did for me anyways. I recommend at least renting this, if not buying it, for it is well worth the money.

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