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Unique ID Code: 0000009229
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Added on: 19/10/2000 13:21
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This Is Spinal Tap: Special Edition (US)

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Does for rock and roll what "The Sound of Music" did for hills
Certificate: R
Running Time: 83 mins
Retail Price: $26.98
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You`re about to get personal with one of music history`s greatest and loudest heavy metal bands... Spinal Tap!

Whether or not you`re a die-hard fan of the group, you`ll love this detailed "rockumentary" of England`s legendary Spinal Tap. Acclaimed commercial director, Marty DiBergi, takes you behind-the-scenes for an intimate look at a band whose time has come, and gone, and come again, and...

Through interviews, rare footage and lots of music, including classic Tap tunes like "Big Bottom" and "Hell Hole" you`ll get acquainted with David St. Hubbins (lead guitar), Nigel Tufnel (lead guitar), Derek Smalls (lead bass) and every drummer who ever lived, and died, for this renowned rock band.

Be a part of the sights, sounds and smells of this celebrated heavy metal phenomenon. It`s an experience you`ll never forget.

Special Features:
Interactive Menus
Scene Access
Audio Commentary by Spinal Tap
New Interview with Rob Reiner
Over 1 Hour of Never-Before-Seen Footage
Flower People Press Conference
Original Theatrical Trailers
6 TV Commercials
Heavy Metal Memories
4 Music Videos
Spinal Tap Appearance on "The Joe Franklin Show"

Video Tracks:
Widescreen Anamorphic 1.85:1

Audio Tracks:
Dolby Digital 5.1 English

Subtitle Tracks:
CC: English

Directed By:
Rob Reiner

Written By:

Harry Shearer
Christopher Guest
Michael McKean
Tony Hendra
David Kaff
R.J. Parnell
Rob Reiner

Soundtrack By:
Harry Shearer
Rob Reiner
Michael McKean
Christopher Guest

Director of Photography:
Peter Smokler

Kim Secrist
Robert Leighton
Kent Beyda

Costume Designer:
Renee Johnston

Production Designer:
Bryan Jones

Karen Murphy

United Artists
Metro Goldwyn Mayer

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10 / 10
Spinal Tap are back in a big way, on this amazing 2 disc special edition. It is by far the most impressive disc to date and features over 1 hours worth of extra footage.

The rockumentary classic which spoofs rock bands around the world, and features classic one liners that will remain with you for a long time after you have finished watching his film.

Overall an amazing disc, marks out of 10? Well as predictable as I can be, this one goes to 11.
posted by spiller on 7/4/2001 16:49
7 / 10
It`s been a while, around 6 months since I watched this film. I had never seen the film prior to purchasing this dvd. I was encouraged by so many good reviews on the net, and thought this has to be a good buy especially with my love for rock during the eighties and early nineties. The film is worth watching for the great one liners and does make a good spoof rocumentary. At times it can tend to grind along and make you wonder why the hell you bought the film.
I have to say this film for me isn`t worth owning on DVD, its a view once and once only movie, I cannot see myself laughing at the film a 2nd time. This is a special edition for die hard fans of the movie in my opinion.
posted by Andy Milner on 21/1/2002 23:30