The first adult animation film I ever saw and still enjoy it. Everything is great in this.
over 3 years
a monumental achivement in adult animation, the soundtrack has become quite dated though.
over 4 years
Rotoscoped animation nightmare with lots of frontal nudity.
almost 5 years
Cartoon sex and violence without a plot
over 6 years
This is just more than animated nudity, all it's elements work, animation, music, concept.
over 6 years
Wildly uneven anthology, but Den story is a wonderful sexy fantasy with John Candy's fun.
Heavy Metal is a 1981 Canadian fantasy-animated film directed by Gerald Potterton and produced by Ivan Reitman and Leonard Mogel, who also was the publisher of Heavy Metal magazine.
The film is an anthology of various science fiction and fantasy stories adapted from Heavy Metal magazine and original stories in the same spirit. Like the magazine, it has a great deal of graphic violence, nudity, and sexuality. Its production was expedited by having several animation houses working simultaneously on different segments, including CinéGroupe and Atkinson Film-Arts.
A stand-alone homage titled Heavy Metal 2000 was released in 2000.
The movie's title sequence story (based on the original story by Dan O'Bannon and art by Thomas Warkentin) opens with a space shuttle flying in orbit over Earth. The bay doors (on the belly of the shuttle) open, releasing a 1960 Corvette. An astronaut seated in the Corvette then begins descending through Earth's atmosphere, landing in a desert canyon.