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

Documentary showcase, what life was like for the music artists living during the Los Angeles Heavy Metal scene in the mid and late 1980s.

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Documentary showcase, what life was like for the music artists living during the Los Angeles Heavy Metal scene in the mid and late 1980s.

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It's more than music...it's a way of life.

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24 August 1989 (Australia)  »

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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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Close-up shots of Megadeth playing were filmed before the audience arrived for the show. See more »

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On the Blu-ray Disc menus, under commentary, Nadir D'Priest (singer from London) is incorrectly referred to as "THE Nadir D'Priest." See more »

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Dave Mustaine - Megadeth Guitarist: Without death, life would be meaningless.
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The Prophecy
Written by Chris De Garmo (as DeGarmo)
Performed by Queensrÿche
Produced by NEIL KERNON
QUEENSRYCHE appears Courtesy of EMI-MANHATTAN Records
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Captivating.
14 September 2002 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A rock documentary ranging from interviews with seen-it-all veterans such as Ozzy Osbourne, Gene Simmons, Steven Tyler, to the up-and-comers of the era such as Faster Pussycat, Poison, and London. A revealing and fascinating chronicle on the 1980s scene of excess.

In retrospect, the film is actually funny in spots. Newbies such as London, Odin, and Seduce were quoted as saying "I will make it as a rock star" when asked what will happen if they don't make it. "We WILL make it." Amusing that they disappeared forever just months after this movie (and those statements) was made.

*** out of ****. Out of print and tough to find, but well worth the effort.

MPAA: Rated R for graphic, pervasive language and brief nudity.


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