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dpanter's avatar


Truly excellent documentary about a metal band which after receiving 15 minutes of fame in the 80's faded into obscurity and didn't make it back up. Still sticking to their passion and staying metal well into their 50's, there is loads of emotions in this classic tale of perseverance and friendship.

"Anvil! The Story of Anvil!" won Best Documentary at the 25th Spirit Awards.

I'm happy that Anvil have finally gotten some recognition and the guys have been busy for real since the release of the movie. They've had well known artists like Slash and Scott Ian make guest appearances live, they've played many major festivals like Download (UK) and Loud Park (Japan) and even appeared on The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien :)

Oh yeah, they are still kicking ass and have since the movie managed to release one album in 2011 and have finished recording the next one, hopefully out around may 2013 :)
7 years ago
jhhayes's avatar


I really enjoyed this film. I found it to be very inspiring.
10 years ago
dustzone's avatar


This is not a comedy, but a tragic story of a dream that just won't happen.

Personally thought it was great.
10 years 4 months ago
acdev's avatar


A documentary where the filmmaker successfully paints a fairly robust picture of why we should care about these guys.

The subjects seem genuine. I'm fairly disinterested in heavy metal music, but the film isn't about the type of music they play. It's about the sometimes very personal and inexplicable reasons why they've stuck with the band for so long in spite of being forgotten. I ended up caring about these guys and the story.
7 years 7 months ago
Alias's avatar


Why the hell isn't this in the top music list?
9 years 1 month ago
Groovy09's avatar


I almost cried while watching this. Very moving and powerful
1 year 11 months ago
peterskb45's avatar


It's like Anvil watched Spinal Tap and said "Yeah, let's do that!"
2 years 7 months ago
Paulorsadv's avatar


Beautiful movie.
7 years 10 months ago
verdikt's avatar


So sad to see this in only ONE top list. Such a beautiful documentary!
8 years 5 months ago
Badeanders's avatar


This is great!
9 years 2 months ago
StigAnder's avatar


"I try..."
9 years 2 months ago
hannark's avatar


Felt the last 20 minutes are so started to drag, but loved the complete range of emotions shown throughout the film.
9 years 3 months ago
Bin M. Khulayf's avatar

Bin M. Khulayf

its so great, will make you cry. this is not about Rock music or even metal, its about so influential band from the 80s when they at their 50.
10 years ago
DerekFME's avatar


Excellent ending. That's for sure. Overall pretty interesting anyway but nothing terribly out of the ordinary.
8 years 6 months ago
pim's avatar


Just d/led this - going to watch it sometime this week... Wonder if it's as good as Spinal Tap!
10 years 8 months ago

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