Combo DVD Pack: Heavy Metal Parking Lot & Heavy Metal Picnic
For a low price, get two legendary testaments to heavy metal life in the 80s from indie filmmakers Jeff Krulik and John Heyn.
Heavy Metal Parking Lot: Indie filmmakers John Heyn and Jeff Krulik wandered around a Maryland sports arena parking lot in 1986 with a video camera, seeking to capture footage of Judas Priest fans in their native habitat. Among their muscle cars and between sloppy chugs of Budweiser, the feather-haired followers of Judas Priest put on a show rivaling any entertainment occurring inside the stadium that night. Bellowing and proselytizing their enthusiasm for all things related to leather-clad men with guitars, these fans are easy to laugh at for their drunken cluelessness and unintentional hilarity, but are equally endearing for the way they represent rabid fandom in general. The DVD comes with spin-off parking lot documentaries featuring equally enthusiastic fans--of Neil Diamond and Harry Potter--and a "dub-o-vision" cut of the documentary replicating the experience of watching a 10th generation VHS copy. How metal is that?
Heavy Metal Picnic: It's 1985 at the Full Moon Jamboree, a weekend field party bacchanal that took place at "the Farm," home to a cast of colorful characters who lived and partied alongside unamused neighbors in Maryland. An affair so raucous that it made the evening news, the Full Moon Jamboree was the farm party to end all farm parties, and much of it was recorded using a home video camera and a stolen CBS News microphone swiped from the Reagan Inauguration earlier that year. "Ronald Reagan, man..."
Length: 240 minutes (including special features)