HEAVY METAL – THE FILM
Producer Ivan Reitman based this film which was an animated anthology of science fiction, fantasy and horror, on the adult graphic magazine Heavy Metal which in turn owed its inspiration to the French magazine Metal Hurlant. The film was largely produced in Montréal using the production facilities of Director Gerald Potterton’s Potterton Productions and of Ottawa’s Atkinson Film Arts Ltd. A pioneering film of the 1970’s, it has not aged well.
Heavy Metal. Producers, Ivan Reitman & Leonard Mogel. Director Gerald Potterton. Screen Play, Dan Goldberg & Len Blum. Based on creations by Richard Corben, Angus McKie, Dan O’Bannon, Thomas Warkentin & Bernie Wrightson.
The Heavy Metal Original Cel Portfolio. Schanes & Shanes, 1981. A limited edition portfolio of 1000 copies.
A Press Kit which contains background information, a poster and 8 photos.
The Art of the Movie Heavy Metal, Ed., Susan Cohn. New York Zoetrope, 1981.
Miriad, 5, Autumn 1981: “Heavy Metal: A Renaissance of Animation.” Writ., Kevin Davies. 14+.
The Art Of The Heavy Metal, 1981: Front cover. Illus., Christos Achillos. Taken from the “Taarna” sequence
The Art Of The Heavy Metal, 1981: Back cover. Illus., Juan Gimenez & Michel Guerin. Taken from the “Harry Canyon” sequence.