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The Decline of Western Civilization Part II: The Metal Years (1988)

R  |   |  Documentary, Music  |  24 August 1989 (Australia)
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It's more than music...it's a way of life.

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O Declínio da Civilização do Ocidente - Os Anos do Metal  »

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$500,000 (estimated)

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$373,743 (USA)
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In a 1999 interview, director Penelope Spheeris confessed that Ozzy Osbourne's orange juice pouring scene was faked, as some viewers suspected. The particular scene of the orange juice missing the glass was filmed at a different time and inserted into the clip. See more »

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Alice Cooper: There's nothing but fist in your face, and I think that's the great thing about metal.
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References Batman (1966) See more »

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THE PROPHECY
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YAY THE BEST ROCK & ROLL MOVIE EVER!!!!!
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I LOVE THIS MOVIE SOOO MUCH IT HURTS

It's brilliant

the best bits are chris holmes from W.A.S.P. drinking himself to an early grave in a swimming pool while his mother watches and frowns every time he says the "F" word, Odin being laughably awful and claiming they'll be bigger than the Stones and Zeppelin ("What if you don't make it?" "Oh but we will!" "Yeah but what if you don't?" "Oh, but we will though, see!?!")

ha ha

It has interviews with Aerosmith, Poison, Lemmy, Ozzy Osbourne (before he went all new-metal and put together the Ozzfest (grrr), Faster Pussycat, Riki Rachtman, Janet Gardner (before Vixen got big) & Megadeth and Live stuff from FASTER PUSSYCAT !!!

this film is totally amazing

It's just a shame it's really hard to find in the UK!

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