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Metallica: Some Kind of Monster (2004)

Not Rated | | Documentary, Music | 30 July 2004 (USA)
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A documentary crew followed Metallica for the better part of 2001-2003, a time of tension and release for the rock band, as they recorded their album St. Anger, fought bitterly, and sought the counsel of their on-call shrink.
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Cast

Credited cast:
James Hetfield ... Himself
Lars Ulrich ... Himself
Kirk Hammett ... Himself
Robert Trujillo ... Himself
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Eric Avery Eric Avery ... Himself
Cliff Burnstein Cliff Burnstein ... Himself
Cliff Burton ... Himself (archive footage)
Crazy Cabbie Crazy Cabbie ... Himself
Stefan Chirazi Stefan Chirazi ... Himself
Dylan Donkin Dylan Donkin ... Himself
Erica Forstadt Erica Forstadt ... Herself
Gio Gasparetti Gio Gasparetti ... Himself
Mike Gillies Mike Gillies ... Himself
Lani Hammett Lani Hammett ... Herself
Zach Harmon Zach Harmon ... Himself
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Some Kind of Monster is a music documentary about Metallica's making of their album St. Anger and the difficulties they had to go through in the process. The directors shot over 1200 hours and followed the band around night and day for over a year to create this documentary. Written by Mathias Nielsen

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From The Makers Of Brother's Keeper And Paradise Lost See more »

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Documentary | Music

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 July 2004 (USA) See more »

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Metallica See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$46,359, 11 July 2004, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,222,708, 24 October 2004
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Dolby Digital

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

All the footage for the film was comprised of 1600 hours of footage and was cut down to 2 Hours and 20 minutes. See more »

Quotes

Robert Trujillo: [during Audition] I could try "Battery."
Lars Ulrich: Battery? You can play that fast with your fingers?
Robert Trujillo: Yeah!
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Connections

Featured in Pauw & Witteman: Episode #7.4 (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

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Performed by Metallica
Written by James Hetfield (as Hetfield), Lars Ulrich (as Ulrich), Kirk Hammett (as Hammett),
Bob Rock (as Rock)
Courtesy of Elektra Entertainment Group
By Arrangement with Warner Strategic Marketing
Published by Creeping Death Music (ASCAP) and EMI Blackwood Music (Canada) Ltd./Mahina Hoku Publishing (SOCAN),
© 2003
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Stairlift to Heaven
7 September 2004 | by Ali_John_CatterallSee all my reviews

In 2001, the most successful Metal outfit of all time are teetering on the brink of a creative and personal s**tpit. Longtime bassist Jason Newstead has just quit, relations between the band are at an all-time low and, under pressure to deliver their first studio album of original material in years, 'St. Anger', the group have hired a therapist to help pull their plectrums out of their asses. What better time – or what worse – to invite the cameras round? For the next three years? Therapy, one feels, has gone to their heads. Even if you loathe Heavy Metal (especially if you loathe Heavy Metal) there's loads to enjoy here: from Oasis to Spinal Tap, everyone loves rock stars having a ruck, and Metallica rarely disappoint. Wince! As drummer Lars screams in singer James' face ('All these rules?! This is supposed to be a rock 'n' roll; band!!'). Gape! As they ponder whether 'guitar solos are outdated'. Boggle! As Lars' funky Danish dad Torben, resplendent in a long white beard and druid's staff, like something out of Tolkien, informs his son that their new music 'doesn't cut it'. Guffaw! As their therapist, resplendent in an ever-expanding range of lurid pullovers (so that's where his massive salary's going) nods politely along throughout, like a disco dad.


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