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This Is Spinal Tap Special Edition
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  • Rated: R
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Year: 1984
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This Is Spinal Tap with Bonus Disc
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  • Rated: R
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Year: 1984
Audio
English: 5.1 DTS HD Master Audio / Spanish & French: 5.1 Dolby Digital
Subtitles:
English, French & Spanish / Subtitled

Synopsis

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 Engand'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.

Disc Information

**Audio Commentary by Spinal Tap
**Catching Up with Marty DiBergi

**Vintage Tap Materials
*Flower People Press Conference
*Spinal Tap appearance on the Joe Franklin Show

**Music Videos:
*Gimme Some Money
*(Listen to the) Flower People
*Hell Hole
*Big Bottom

**Promotional Materials:
*Heavy Metal Memories commercial
*Cheese Rolling Trailer
*TV Spot #1:Offensive
*TV Spot #1 Reviews
*TV Spot #1: Amplifier

**Commercials:
*Commercial: Rock and Rolls #1
*Commercial: Rock and Rolls #2
*Commercial: Rock and Rolls #3

Disc 2:

**From Canal Plus "Stonehenge" Performance at the 2007 Live Earth Concert
**From Canal Plus National Geographic Stonehenge Interview with Nigel Tufnel

Cast & Crew

Rob Reiner ... Marty DiBergi
Michael McKean ... David St. Hubbins
Christopher Guest ... Nigel Tufnel
Harry Shearer ... Derek Smalls
R.J. Parnell ... Mick Shrimpton
Tony Hendra ... Ian Faith
David Kaff ... Ian Faith
Viv Savage

Reviews

Variety Staff Variety | March 26, 2009

For music biz insiders, This Is Spinal Tap is a vastly amusing satire of heavy metal bands.

Richard Corliss TIME Magazine | August 19, 2008

For all its japes and jokes, the movie is really about exhaustion of the spirit: sitting in a bleak hotel suite at 4 a.m. with the bad taste of last night in the mouth and the feeling that tomorrow will not be a better day.

Janet Maslin New York Times | May 20, 2003

It stays so wickedly close to the subject that it is very nearly indistinguishable from the real thing.

James Berardinelli ReelViews | August 15, 2002

The film is a composite of classic moments, all of which we sense could have happened to any of the classic heavy metal bands -- or at least to those whose members combined delusions of greatness with low I.Q.s.

Jessica Winter Village Voice | August 16, 2001

This Is Spinal Tap doesn't pull punches...

Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times | January 01, 2000

The satire has a deft, wicked touch.

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