MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 75,644 this week

Heavy Metal Britannia (2010)

TV Movie  -   -  Documentary | Music  -  7 March 2010 (UK)
7.5
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.5/10 from 83 users  
Reviews: 1 user

Tracing the roots of Heavy Metal music within the UK.

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Picks: October

IMDb's editors share the movies and TV shows they are excited to see in October.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 55 titles
created 18 Jan 2011
 
a list of 23 titles
created 12 Jan 2012
 
a list of 20 titles
created 10 Mar 2013
 
a list of 216 titles
created 03 May 2013
 
a list of 38 titles
created 8 months ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Heavy Metal Britannia (TV Movie 2010)

Heavy Metal Britannia (TV Movie 2010) on IMDb 7.5/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Heavy Metal Britannia.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Documentary | History | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

The GET THRASHED journey begins in the early 80s, where Metallica and several other bands laid the groundwork for what would become a lasting impression on the face of heavy metal music. ... See full summary »

Director: Rick Ernst
Stars: Death Angel, Tom Angelripper, Phil Anselmo
Documentary | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

A chronological account of the heavy metal band Iron Maiden's 2008 world tour through India, Australia, Japan, USA, Canada, Mexico and South America in a jet piloted by the band's front man, Bruce Dickinson. Features interviews with the musicians, their road crew and fans.

Directors: Sam Dunn, Scot McFadyen
Stars: Iron Maiden, Vinny Appice, Pat Cash
Documentary | History | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

The History of American Punk Rock 1980-1986

Director: Paul Rachman
Stars: Greg Ginn, Ian MacKaye, Lucky Lehrer
Documentary | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

An in-depth look at the Canadian rock band Rush, chronicling the band's musical evolution from their progressive rock sound of the '70s to their current heavy rock style.

Directors: Sam Dunn, Scot McFadyen
Stars: Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson, Neil Peart
Biography | Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

The story of the life and career of the early rock and roll singer, from his meteoric rise to stardom, to his marriage and untimely death.

Director: Steve Rash
Stars: Gary Busey, Don Stroud, Charles Martin Smith
Synth Britannia (TV Movie 2009)
Documentary | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Following a generation of post-punk musicians who went to form successful electronic bands in the 70s and 80s and had a profound impact on present day music.

Director: Benjamin Whalley
Stars: Vince Clarke, Martin Gore, Richard H. Kirk
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Black Sabbath ...
(archive footage)
Ritchie Blackmore ...
Himself (archive footage)
Budgie ...
Himself
Biff Byford ...
Himself
Deep Purple ...
(archive footage)
...
Himself
Ian Gillan ...
Himself
...
Himself
Tony Iommi ...
Himself
Iron Maiden ...
(archive footage)
...
(archive footage)
...
Himself
...
Himself
Motörhead ...
(archive footage)
...
Himself (archive footage)
Edit

Storyline

Tracing the roots of Heavy Metal music within the UK.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Documentary | Music

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

7 March 2010 (UK)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Quotes

Lemmy: People who work in a factory, right, or some awful fucking mind-numbing job like that, because I worked in a factory, I know what its like, it's fucking awful. Most people have to do that kind of job that they hate every day of their lives. Can you image what that must be like? You have to submerge your intellect completely, right, so at the weekend they want to hear something that rips the heart out and gives back better.
See more »

Connections

Features Black Sabbath (1963) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Great content, just in the wrong order
4 September 2012 | by (Helsinki, Finland) – See all my reviews

I loved seeing all that old footage, and it was great to hear so many of the "gods of metal" talking about how they viewed the development of the genre. However, they jumped around in time like H.G. Wells' pet crack monkey.

For example: Don't show clips of Breakin' the Law while you're discussing the early to mid 70s. Don't play Breadfan while you're discussing the mid-to-late 70s.

This could have been so much better if only they'd not tried to deceive you about which music/video snippets occurred when.

And quite what an original piece from Metallica was doing in the music, I don't know, this was supposed to be about Britain. It would have made sense to bring Metallica in for their plagiarism of Budgie etc., but it makes no sense showcasing their best original work, from the 80s, while trying to present music from the UK in the ~70s.


3 of 5 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Heavy Metal Britannia (2010) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page