METALLICA: 'Some Kind Of Monster' DVD Bonus Features Detailed

More details have been revealed about the upcoming DVD release of the METALLICA documentary "Metallica: Some Kind Of Monster". Among the more than seven hours of bonus features on the disc are 28 additional scenes, including footage of METALLICA's collaboration with hip hop artist JA RULE and live scenes from the Fillmore shows; festivals and premieres including the Sundance festival and Metclub screenings; an "alternate cut" of the meeting between METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich and MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine and the Raiders show in January 2003. The complete list of the extra features available on the DVD is as follows:

28 Additional Scenes (77:54 total) (5 with Commentary - 24:53 of total)

* Photo Shoot with Kirk (1:17)
* Lars with his Newborn Son (1:52)
* METALLICA, Swizz Beatz & Ja Rule (10:00)
* Lars and Kirk Webchat (2:34)
* Management Discusses METALLICA's Future (4:12)
* Should the Filming Continue? (3:34)
* James Talks About Growing Up (4:13)
* Surprise Gig at Kimo's (4:59)
* METALLICA Honours AEROSMITH at MTV's "Icon" (2:38)
* Take the Metalheads Bowling (0:23)
* Bass Lines for "My World" (3:01)
* More Work on "My World" (3:31)
* Kirk's Birthday (3:41)
* Tough Riff (3:14)
* "All Within My Hands" Vocals (1:44)
* Castor Doesn't Want Headphones (0:37)
* Bob is Bitter (0:47)
* Lars Stews in his Anger (0:45)
* Lars and James Have Made Progress (3:15)
* Kirk Goes to Traffic School (3:07)
* James' New Artwork (0:52)
* Album Packaging (2:08)
* Hammering It Out (1:47)
* Sounds Good (3:46)
* Rob Goes Snowboarding (2:54)
* Kirk's Father-in-Law Plays with Rob (1:43)
* A Lot of Work to Be Done (1:38)
* "Frantic" at the Fillmore (7:55)

Festivals & Premieres (46:32 total)

* Sundance Q&A (10:45)
* Sundance Press Conference (14:46)
* San Francisco International Film Festival (10:45)
* New York Premiere (6:05)
* Metallica Club Screening (4:11)

This Monster Lives (13 Parts - 61:37 total) (5 with Commentary - 28:07 total)

* Predictions about the album (1:39)
* Being Original (2:13)
* Lars and Dave Mustaine, alternate cut (5:30)
* "F$%@! Meeting" extension (6:37)
* LA Raiders tailgate show
* Raiders Fallout (4:39)
* The New Face of Metal? (2:11)
* Touring Confusion (3:07)
* Dee Dee's Legacy (4:11)
* Talking about bass players with Pepper (2:47)
* Rob's First Interview (3:27)
* Lars visits his childhood home (3:37)
* The Oslo Interviews (11:42)
* Music Video (4:53)

Filmmaker Bios (menu text pages) - Joe Berlinger (3 pages) - Bruce Sinofsky (3 pages)

"Metallica: Some Kind Of Monster", the highly acclaimed portrait of the epic band, will be released on DVD in North America on January 25, 2005. This 2-disc set offers an all-access pass to the tumultuous inner world of METALLICA and includes over seven hours of special features, including 40 unreleased scenes, two audio commentaries (by the band and by the filmmakers), highlights from film festivals and premieres (Sundance press conference with the band and Q & A with the filmmakers, METALLICA's hometown premiere at the San Francisco Film Festival, New York premiere), intimate interviews with METALLICA about the film, a music video and trailers.

"Trying to whittle down over 1600 hours of footage into a feature-length movie was an often heartbreaking task," said filmmakers Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky. "We are thrilled that as part of the extensive special features on this 2-disc set, we were able to resurrect some of our favorite scenes that were so difficult to leave on the cutting room floor."

(Thanks: The 4 Horsemen / Mathias Nielsen)

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