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Heavy metal in Baghdad = Havī mital in Baghdād / VBS. TV presents ; a Vice Films production ; directed and produced by Eddy Moretti, Suroosh Alvi ; producer, Monica Hampton ; narration written by Bernardo Loyola, Suroosh Alvi.

Format Video (DVD), Book, and Electronic
Publication Info[New York] : Vice Films ; New York : Manufactured and marketed by Arts Alliance America, [2008]
Description1 videodisc (84 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
Supplemental Content Official website
Subject(s)
Other author/creatorMoretti, Eddy, director, producer, cinematographer.
Other author/creatorAlvi, Suroosh, director, producer, cinematographer, screenwriter.
Other author/creatorHampton, Monica, producer.
Other author/creatorLoyola, Bernardo, 1977- screenwriter, film editor.
Other author/creatorYago, Gideon.
Other author/creatorAcrassicauda (Musical group)
Other author/creatorVBS.TV (Online television network)
Other author/creatorVice Films.
Other author/creatorVBS IPTV (Firm)
Other author/creatorArts Alliance America (Firm)
Parallel title Havī mital in Baghdād
Contents Bonus performances. Underworld -- King without a throne -- Message from Baghdad.
Abstract "Follows the Iraqi heavy metal band Acrassicauda (Latin for a deadly black scorpion native to Iraq) from the fall of Saddam Hussein to their escape from Iraq ... From 2003-2006, Iraq disintegrated around Acrassicauda while they struggled to stay together and stay alive, always refusing to let their heavy metal dreams die"--Container.
General noteOriginally produced as a motion picture in 2007.
General noteSpecial features (89 min.): "Heavy metal in Istanbul," sequel to the documentary detailing Acrassicauda's subsequent lives in Turkey (2008, 46 min.); 5 additional scenes (23 min. total); 2 deleted scenes (5 min. total); 3 live performances by Acrassicauda (2006-2008, 13 min. total); trailer (2 min.).
General noteBooklet includes the article "No war for heavy metal" by Gideon Yago (originally published in Vice Magazine Vol. 11, No. 1, Jan. 2004), an interview with Moretti & Alvi (originally published in Feb. 2007), excerpts from Acrassicauda's blog, and the lyrics for Acrassicauda's song "Massacre."
CreditsCamera, Eddy Moretti, Suroosh Alvi ; editor, Bernardo Loyola ; music by Acrassicauda.
Performer Acrassicauda (Firas al Lateef, Faisal Talal, Marwan Revad, Tony Aziz).
Date/time/place of a event notePerformance footage shot in Baghdad, Iraq in 2003 & 2005 and Damascus, Syria in 2006.
Audience MPAA rating: R; for pervasive language.
Technical detailsDVD, region 1; Dolby digital 5.1 surround or Dolby digital stereo; anamorphic widescreen format (1.78:1).
LanguageIn English and Arabic with English subtitles.
Genre/formBiography.
Genre/formDocumentary films.
Genre/formFeature films.
Genre/formMusical films.
Genre/formNonfiction films.
Genre/formWar films.
Genre/formDocumentary films.
Genre/formMusical films.
Genre/formWar films.
Genre/formNonfiction films.
Genre/formFeature films.
Other titleHeavy metal in Istanbul.
Other titleUnderworld.
Other titleKing without a throne.
Other titleMessage from Baghdad.
UPC 829567049822
Publisher number670498 Vice Films/Arts Alliance America

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