Metallica Fest

Metallica Fest

2024 | 358 min. | Doug Freel & Jean Pellerin; Wayne Isham

August 31, 2024

Experience three Metallica Concert films on the big screen. The first film, Cliff ’Em All serves as a tribute to late original bassist Cliff Burton and is a raw collection of performances from 1983 to 1986. The second concert film, Cunning Stunts, shows Metallica pushing boundaries musically during their “Poor Touring Me” Tour. The final film covers three nights at Mexico City with 155,000 crazy Metalli-Fans!

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Saturday, August 31, 2024

“Cliff ‘Em All”
Originally issued on VHS only in 1987 (the DVD came in 1999), the first video Metallica video release serves as a tribute to late original bassist Cliff Burton and is of great tribute to the incredible talent and truly unique personality that he was. “Cliff ‘Em All” is a raw collection of performances from 1983 to 1986, and has the distinction of being the only “official” DVD/video release featuring the genius playing of Burton. Moreover, Dave Mustaine appears on a few songs and there is some great narration by the remaining band members, as well as some interviews with the band. Most of the footage is from bootleg videos, home videos and there is some stuff shot for TV that was never aired, and the overall quality is very poor (shot in the pre-iPhone era!), but it captures in a brilliant way an early Metallica era. Tracks: Creeping Death, Am I Evil ?, Damage, Inc., Master Of Puppets, Whiplash, The Four Horsemen, Fade To Black, Seek & Destroy, Welcome Home (Sanitarium), For Whom The Bell Tolls, No Remorse, Metal Militia

“Cunning Stunts”
Released in 1998, “Cunning Stunts” was filmed in Fort Worth, Texas on May 9-10 1997 during the “Poor Touring Me” Tours that promoted “Load” (and eventually “Re-Load”). This was an era where Metallica continued to push boundaries musically as well a with their concert experience they delivered for fans, as evidenced here in this film. It would be the first project the band shot in hi-def specifically for DVD, and the outstanding picture and sound quality combined with some amazing pyrotechnics and a 360 degree stage in the middle of the arena make this an unforgettable performance. Tracks: So What, Creeping Death, Sad But True, Ain't My Bitch, Hero Of The Day, King Nothing, One, Fuel, Bass/Guitar Doodle, Nothing Else Matters, Until It Sleeps, For Whom The Bell Tolls, Wherever I May Roam, Fade To Black, Medley (Ride The Lightning, No Remorse, Hit The Lights, The Four Horsemen, Seek & Destroy, Fight Fire With Fire), Last Caress, Master of Puppets, Enter Sandman, Am I Evil?, Motorbreath.

“Orgullo, Pasion y Gloria: Tres Noches En La Ciudad de Mexico”
Three nights at Mexico City with 155,000 crazy Metalli-Fans! Each night there was a different set list and all together the band delivered a total of 34 songs! This DVD set was released for Spanish-speaking countries only in 2009 (a Brazilian edition in Portuguese was also released). Filmed by the longtime Metallica collaborator, Wayne Isham. Tracks: The Ecstasy Of Gold, Creeping Death, For Whom The Bell Tolls, Ride The Lightning, Disposable Heroes, One, Broken, Beat & Scarred, The Memory Remains, Sad But True, The Unforgiven, All Nightmare Long, The Day That Never Comes, Master Of Puppets, Fight Fire With Fire, Nothing Else Matters, Enter Sandman, The Wait, Hit The Lights, Seek & Destroy, That Was Just Your Life, The End Of The Line, Holier Than Thou, Cyanide, Blackened, Helpless, Trapped Under Ice, Turn The Page, The Prince, No Remorse, Fuel, Wherever I May Roam, Harvester Of Sorrow, Fade To Black, ...And Justice For All, Dyers Eve

  • Director: Doug Freel & Jean Pellerin; Wayne Isham
  • Principal Cast: Cliff Burton, James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, Kirk Hammett, Dave Mustaine, Jason Newsted, Robert Trujillo
  • Year: 2024
  • Running Time: 358 min.
  • Producer: Curt Marvis & Jeff Richter; Dana Marshall & Joe Plewa