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Rock & Rule (1983)

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A malevolent rock star kidnaps a female singer to force her to participate in the summoning of a demon and her band must help her stop him.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Mok (voice)
Gregory Salata ...
Omar (voice)
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Angel (voice)
Samantha Langevin ...
Mok's Computer (voice)
Dan Hennessey ...
Dizzy (voice)
Greg Duffell ...
Stretch / Zip (voice)
Chris Wiggins ...
Toad (voice)
Brent Titcomb ...
Sleazy (voice)
Donny Burns ...
Quadhole / 1st Radio Announcer (voice)
Martin Lavut ...
Mylar / 2nd Radio Announcer (voice)
Catherine Gallant ...
Cindy (voice)
Keith Hampshire ...
Other Computers (voice)
Melleny Brown ...
Anna Bourque ...
Edna / Pinball Voice (voice)
Nick Nichols ...
Borderguard (voice)
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Storyline

Angel, a member of a punk rock band in the apocoliptic future, is kidnapped by Mok, a legendary superocker. Obsessed with a dark experiment, Mok plans to use Angel's voice to summon a demon from another dimension. The rest of the band follows Mok to Nuke York in an attempt to get her back. Written by James Ellis <3jse2@qlink.queensu.ca>

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The Beauty... The Beast... The Beat! See more »


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Release Date:

16 May 1986 (Finland)  »

Also Known As:

Ring of Power  »

Box Office

Budget:

$8,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

This film is the first English speaking Canadian animated feature film entirely produced in Canada itself. See more »

Quotes

Mok: Allow me to introduce the Rollerskating Schlepper Brothers: Toad, Sleazy and Zip. Mes assistants stupide.
Zip: [dreamily] I just love it when he talks French
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Connections

Referenced in Hewy's Animated Movie Reviews: The Black Cauldron (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

Dance, Dance, Dance
Written by Beloyd Taylor
Performed by Earth Wind & Fire
Drums: Fred E. White
Bass: Verdine White
Guitars: Roland Bautista, Beloyd Taylor
Keyboards: Larry Dunn
Vocoder: Michael Boddicker
Percussion: Paulinho Da Costa
Trumpets: Jerry Hey, Michael Harris, Gary Grant
Saxophone: Donald Myrick
Trombone: Lui Lui Satterfield, Bill Reichenbach
Horn Arrangements: Jerry Hey
Produced by Maurice White
Published by Modern American Music, Saggifire Music
Engineered by George Massenburg, Alan Sides
Recorded at George Massenburg Studio, Davien Sound, Hollywood Sound Studio
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Remastered and in better shape than ever.
8 June 2005 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

Unearthed Films just brought this classic out on DVD in a two-disc collector's edition. It's well worth the price! The two-disc set contains the original Canadian version, the altered American version, and the release of "The Devil and Daniel Mouse", the inspiration for this movie. Also included are "making of" features about both "Rock and Rule" and "Devil".

This movie is animated, but it's not for the very young crowd. It contains animated nudity, occasional adult language, and adult situations such as drug use and death. That said, I first saw it when I was 12 and wasn't scarred for life. This movie's got it all: great music, great animation (far better than "Heavy Metal", a similar film, which was released around the same time), and a storyline that appeals to a more mature mindset. If you think of animation as two categories -- anime or "Care Bears" style kid stuff -- this doesn't belong in either. It's a uniquely American animation style. And the music! Debby Harry, Iggy Pop, Mick Jagger, Earth Wind & Fire, it goes on and on, a constant stream of music that not only doesn't distract, but is a complement to what's going on on screen. The songs have aged very well in the past 30 years. This movie's a musical, but its music flows naturally, without those "And now I must stop everything and sing!" moments that make musicals so tedious. The special effects are also amazing, the more so when you consider when this movie was made.

I was one of the people who wrote Nelvana, and then Unearthed, begging for this re-release, and I was one of the first to order the set. I'm happy to say Unearthed has remained true to Nelvana's vision -- this set is everything I hoped it'd be. Don't miss it.


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