Metallica will be releasing a ten-year anniversary 2-disc Blu-Ray of their long out of print, groundbreaking movie, ‘METALLICA: Some Kind of Monster’ on November 24 in the US and November 28 in Australia.
Originally released on July 9, 2004, ‘METALLICA: Some Kind of Monster’ follows the band through three of the most turbulent years in their over three-decade long career, and gives viewers an incredibly raw and intimate look into the lives and psyches of the members of one of the most successful rock bands in music history as they battle their way through addiction, domestic life, backlash from their fans, and near-total disintegration during the making of their St. Anger album. The documentary, directed by the award-winning team of Joe Berlinger & Bruce Sinofsky (Brother’s Keeper, Paradise Lost 1-3), won the Independent Spirit Award for Best Documentary Feature.
This ten-year anniversary release marks the first time ‘METALLICA: Some Kind of Monster’ will be available digitally and via Video On Demand. The updated version will contain an additional bonus feature, “Metallica: This Monster Lives,” a 25 minute follow-up piece filmed at Toronto International Film Festival 2013 during the release of the band’s second film, ‘Metallica: Through the Never’, which features interview footage with the band and Berlinger & Sinofsky that looks at the decade since the release of the documentary film.
For those in the US, on Black Friday Record Store Day, November 28, 2014, Metallica will release a limited-edition 12-inch vinyl of “Lords of Summer.” Side A will feature the “First Pass” (studio) version of “Lords Of Summer” as well as a previously unreleased live version recorded at the Rock In Rome Sonisphere Festival on July 1, 2014. Side B will feature a laser etching of the Metallica “M” logo. This collectable vinyl will only be available through independent retail and the bands’ website. For a list of Record Store Day shops click here.