Best Blu-ray Deals

Best Blu-ray Deals, See All the Deals »
Top deals | Price drops  
 All countries United States United Kingdom Canada Germany France Spain Italy Japan
RoboCop (Blu-ray)
$5.00
Gravity 3D (Blu-ray)
$19.99
Ender's Game (Blu-ray)
$13.00
Gravity (Blu-ray)
$12.99
Robots / Horton Hears a Who / Rio (Blu-ray)
$14.99
Mallrats (Blu-ray)
$9.96
Harry Potter Hogwarts Collection (Blu-ray)
$154.15
Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (Blu-ray)
$12.99
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (Blu-ray)
$5.99
Gremlins (Blu-ray)
$4.99
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (Blu-ray)
$17.99
The Goonies (Blu-ray)
$4.99
Robin Hood (Blu-ray)
$14.99
Reality Bites (Blu-ray)
$9.96
The Man with No Name Trilogy 4K Remastered Edition (Blu-ray)
$29.96
Who Framed Roger Rabbit (Blu-ray)
$10.99
Garfield 1 & 2: Fat Cat Double Pack (Blu-ray)
$9.98
The Sword in the Stone (Blu-ray)
$14.99
Smokey and the Bandit (Blu-ray)
$9.96


News


 Search news
 Submit news

Reports


 CES 2008
 IFA 2007
 IFA 2006
 CES 2006
 IFA 2005
 Ceatec 2004

Recent


 Last day
 Past week
 Past month

Archives


 2014
 2013
 2012
 2011
 2010
 2009
 2008
 2007
 2006
 2005
 2004
 2003
 2002


Heavy Metal Blu-ray Cancelled

Posted December 6, 2010 04:23 AM by Juan Calonge

Sony PicturesThree weeks ago (see Blu-ray.com, November 15), Sony Pictures Home Entertainment had announced Heavy Metal for Blu-ray release on January 25, 2011. Now the studio has unceremoniously pulled this cult animated movie from its schedule. No reason is given for this cancellation, and no new release date is available.

A couple months ago, another Sony catalog title, Big Daddy, was also announced and later pulled from the schedule, only to resurface later as a Best Buy exclusive (see Blu-ray.com, October 11). At the moment there is no information as to whether that will happen or not with Heavy Metal as well.


Source: Blu-ray.com | Permalink | United States [Country settings]

News comments (50 comments)


Swampthing
 - Dec 06, 2010

Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate

If it was scheduled for 25 January, a little over a month and a half from now, I would expect that a significant amount of effort has gone into producing the title. It would be a shame to see that all go to waste.

Al_The_Strange
 - Dec 06, 2010

Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate

OH FRAKKK!!!! WHY?!!!!!

August M.
 - Dec 06, 2010

Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate

Oh well

AFKat
 - Dec 06, 2010

Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate

Was really looking forward to this...

Warrioricp1
 - Dec 06, 2010

Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate

SOUNDS LIKE A 9 ON THE TENSION SCALE, HEY SATOR LOL

Warrioricp1
 - Dec 06, 2010

Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate

OR MORE LIKE A 2'000

TheManInBlu
 - Dec 06, 2010

Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate

Bummer

Arkadin
 - Dec 06, 2010

Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate

Sony strikes again!

Wdm81
 - Dec 06, 2010

Show comment

DetroitSportsFan
 - Dec 06, 2010

Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate

Could be another Best Buy exclusive....

Gazzoo69
 - Dec 06, 2010

Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate

OH COMONNNN !!!!I WANTED TO SELL MY DVD!

slimdude
 - Dec 06, 2010

Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate

It could be a possibility, the reason why Heavy Metal Blu-ray release was cancelled indefinitely, was due to a problematic copyright issue of its soundtrack from various recording artists.

thespindoc
 - Dec 06, 2010

Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate

Arrrrrrrrrrrrrrrgh.............The Loc-Nar has captured the last Tarackian, and now we all must wait!

miller_time22
 - Dec 06, 2010

Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate

Why announce it at all, if you're just going to cancel it?

Sean4000
 - Dec 06, 2010

Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate

Someone needs to fly a B-17 to Sony Headquarters!!!

Slicker1
 - Dec 06, 2010

Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate

You bastards, you killed Heavy Metal

movieman1979
 - Dec 06, 2010

Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate

LAME!!!!! GODDAMMIT SO MUCH!!!!!!!

PowellPressburger
 - Dec 06, 2010

Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate

I am hoping it is to better the release Perhaps New extras? Or maybe it is going to be a retailer exclusive?

slimdude
 - Dec 06, 2010

Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate

Gazzoo69,

Under these circumstances, I would advice you to keep your DVD, until another release date for the Blu-ray is announced, and confirmed (if ever). If you decide to sell your DVD beforehand, you won't have the movie at all.

Teabaggins
 - Dec 06, 2010

Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate

FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU


with a release date under 2 months away is it safe to guess that a bunch of these are sitting in a warehouse somewhere?

Hurricane Blake
 - Dec 06, 2010

Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate

I've heard of a possible live animation movie being made...not terribly sure but could be they would hold off to promote the movie but that would be a LOOONG ways away.

henry_the_horse
 - Dec 06, 2010

Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate

this is a bummer...

Teabaggins
 - Dec 06, 2010

Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate

Hurricane Blake, I read about a new heavy metal movie being released in 2011 with FIncher, Del toro,Zack Snyder, James Cameron and others

not sure how legit it is though http://wizardsofur.blogspot.com/2009/06/heavy-metal-movie-2011.html

http://nymag.com/daily/entertainment/2010/03/david_finchers_heavy_metal_rem.html

mkelley
 - Dec 06, 2010

Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate

Rights issue seems like a likely culprit -- could be the announced release "woke up" some folks who complained.

This is indeed a major downer -- perfect cult movie to release on blu-ray. Sad.

Atreyu
 - Dec 06, 2010

Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate

Hasn't Sony announced certain released before and just as unceremoniously cancelled them. What's up Sony? You get an A+++ on the blus you do put out as I think you are one of the studios to beat as far as PQ and AQ goes on catalogue titles, but a big fat F on announcing titles!!!!!

BaronVH
 - Dec 06, 2010

Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate

Either they have an angle, or they should be torn into little bitsy pieces and buried alive.

gadsilla
 - Dec 06, 2010

Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate

Just when i thought it was coming out..they pull it back in!

BouCoupDinkyDau
 - Dec 06, 2010

Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate

I hope they're not pulling it to do a two-pack. HM 2000 was crap.

stabwest88
 - Dec 06, 2010

Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate

Those bungholes!

Minimejer05
 - Dec 06, 2010

Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate

Never heard of it.

fettastic
 - Dec 06, 2010

Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate

Farging eyeso futher muckin' buns of sitches!

Warrioricp1
 - Dec 06, 2010

Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate

why would they announce something anyway then cancel it just to possibly re-announce as an exclusive anywhere? by anyone. just to announce it a bit later to be an exclusive. this is an HD Blu ray movie they look and sound awesomer when done RIGHT, so release and let us all afford it, because this era is a great and expensive one with most the older movies coming that we seen as teenagers or youngens. We are now older and we dont really get richer either and own most on dvd or need to get one now for to have a movie we like before the blu. most are slightly improved or the video has some bad quality even over dvd. It must be coming out soon or near 2011 when it comes out in theaters the new movie with the blu possibly gettin movie cash within a few week maybe before it comes out.

Warrioricp1
 - Dec 06, 2010

Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate

oh ya and the newer ones we do would like to afford but most movies, do we really wanna afford too much when they not too bad or even cost up to 30 bucks prolly cause it wasnt watched that much in theaters or that its a blu and dvd is 20 to 16.99 sale.

Dutch Loven
 - Dec 06, 2010

Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate

@ Warrioricp1

love the "Burbs" reference on pg 1.

bhampton
 - Dec 06, 2010

Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate

Grrrrr,.... At least I still have the DVD.... For now.

frank_t
 - Dec 06, 2010

Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate

Damn. OH well - when is The Wall coming out on Blu Ray???????

Beaner666
 - Dec 06, 2010

Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate

Slimdude and mkelley most likely have the right answer: It’s probably a rights issue with the music. Even though the movie came out in ’81 it never got a wide home video release until ’95 because of the music rights. Prior to ’95 it was only available for rental only and the very seldom Cable TV broadcast.

“Back in the day” before home video became a huge medium filmmakers would often only secure the music rights for the theatrical release which often meant that when a film was released on home video they would have to replace some of the music. “Fast Times At Ridgemont High” suffered from this, but the creators of “Heavy Metal” most likely felt the music plays too important part of the movie to replace any of the songs.

Seeing how Blu-Ray is a new medium and was not in existence when the music rights issue was corrected back in the mid 90’s there is most likely some new loop-hole that is preventing the release. Maybe they only secured the music rights for VHS and DVD instead of “all future home video formats”?

As many have pointed out seeing how the release was not far off I’m sure they already began production on the release so I doubt they are going to risk having to destroy however many copies they already produced. While this does mean an indefinite delay, I’m sure we will eventually see this get a Blu-Ray release.

As a long-time fan of this film I’m used to delay’s with this title on virtually every home video format since its original release so it’s nothing new as far as I am concerned … patience is a virtue!

bboisvert
 - Dec 06, 2010

Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate

In the meantime, we'll always have this:
http://www.southparkstudios.com/full-episodes/s12e03-major-boobage

bluskiff
 - Dec 06, 2010

Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate

I was looking forward to this one.

Blu-Jawa
 - Dec 07, 2010

Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate

Sony better have a very good reason 4 this! >:| like new extra's in HD or a long version or Dir. cut or something.

Cutter_
 - Dec 07, 2010

Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate

This is just crappy news! I was so happy that there was going to be a blu-ray

Geonosis_Clone38
 - Dec 07, 2010

Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate

It is a Day only remember... Sony really doesn't care about it's fan-base and our love for the Blu Ray format.

GORT
 - Dec 07, 2010

Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate

PENTON MAN HAS SAID IN HIS FORUM THAT IT IS NOT CANCELLED IT IS GOING TO BE A BEST BUY EXCLUSIVE

Travis1979
 - Dec 08, 2010

Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate

@GORT

Well, that sounds like good news to me. But, again, when (or if) it comes out, I just hope it has more special features than the DVD version. That will be the deciding factor for me to upgrade.

slimdude
 - Dec 08, 2010

Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate

GORT,

I've spoken to one of Best Buy Customer Service Representatives, and according to their response, Heavy Metal has not scheduled to be released as a Blu-ray exclusive. Heavy Metal is not postponed, its been cancelled, without further notice, as previously documented by Juan Colange. I don't know where, or whom Penton Man is getting his information from, but unlikely its only speculation, and without substantiated proof.

Travis1979
 - Dec 09, 2010

Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate

@slimdude

Wow, so it is confirmed that it IS cancelled. Too bad, really. Oh well, I still have my DVD copy, and it's still great to watch. Couldn't give it up no matter what.

GORT
 - Dec 09, 2010

Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate

@ slimdude
Penton man has the Hollywood insider forum and I trust him more than someone who works for best buy

slimdude
 - Dec 09, 2010

Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate

GORT,

I realize how eager you want Heavy Metal on Blu-ray but, If Heavy Metal had intentions of being released on Blu-ray at a later date, then it would be a postponement, not a cancellation. And besides, if any Blu-rays are going to be Best Buy exclusives, the retailer would be the first to know, not Penton Man. Hollywood Insider's information is based upon rumors, until proven facts are officially announced.

elricdewolf
 - Jan 05, 2011

Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate

While I am sad to hear of the cancellation, we can at least take some comfort in the DVD. I have a Sony PS3 connected to a Sony HDTV and it upconverts the DVD beautifully. Still wishing the Blu-ray would come out though.


Add comment



Please login to post a comment.



 


Get Daily Blu-ray Deals



* We do not share your email and you may opt out at any time.



Top Blu-ray Deals

 


The best Blu-ray deals online. Don't miss out on these great deals.

See Today's Deals »


 Top movies


Latest Deals United States



The latest deals on Blu-ray movies
at Amazon.

Show new deals »


Trending Blu-ray Movies
1. Mallrats
2. Looney Tunes Platinum Collection: V...
3. RoboCop
4. Frozen
5. Scanners
6. Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues
7. Gravity 3D
8. The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
9. Gravity
10. The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
11. Ender's Game
12. Ride Along
13. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
14. Touch of Evil
15. Double Indemnity

Trending in Theaters
1. Captain America: The Winter Soldier
2. The Raid 2
3. Oculus
4. The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
5. RoboCop
6. Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues
7. Noah
8. Frozen
9. The Grand Budapest Hotel
10. The LEGO Movie
11. The Amazing Spider-Man 2
12. Rio 2
13. Under the Skin
14. Thor: The Dark World
15. Draft Day

Top 10 Sellers United States
1.  Frozen
2.  The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
3.  Gravity
4.  Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues
5.  The Pirate Fairy
6.  RoboCop
7.  The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
8.  Ender's Game
9.  Gravity 3D
10.  Despicable Me 2
  » See more top sellers


Top 10 Pre-orders United States
1.  The Lego Movie
2.  Lone Survivor
3.  RoboCop
4.  The Monuments Men
5.  Noah
6.  The Lego Movie
7.  Pompeii 3D
8.  The Walking Dead: The Complete Four...
9.  Space Battleship Yamato: Movie
10.  True Detective: The Complete First ...
  » See more pre-orders


Top 10 Bargains United States
1.  Frozen
$19.96, Save 56%
2.  Gravity
$12.99, Save 64%
3.  Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues
$12.99, Save 68%
4.  The Pirate Fairy
$19.96, Save 46%
5.  RoboCop
$5.00, Save 75%
6.  The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
$17.99, Save 55%
7.  Ender's Game
$13.00, Save 67%
8.  Gravity 3D
$19.99, Save 56%
9.  Despicable Me 2
$14.99, Save 50%
10.  Game of Thrones: The Complete Third...
$39.96, Save 50%
  » See more deals



Most Popular Blu-ray Movie Deals


RoboCop

 United States


$19.99 $5.00





Gravity 3D

 United States


$44.95 $19.99





Ender's Game

 United States


$39.99 $13.00





Best Blu-ray Movie Deals »



This web site is not affiliated with the Blu-ray Disc Association.
All trademarks are the property of the respective trademark owners.
© 2002-2014 Blu-ray.com. All rights reserved.
Registration problems | Business/Advertising Inquiries | Privacy Policy | Legal Notices