Reviews and Articles
Places to Buy

Searching for products...

Item Images
About This Item

Unique ID Code: 0000119784
Added by: David Beckett
Added on: 26/8/2009 13:07
View Changes

This Is Spinal Tap: Up To 11 Edition

10 / 10
1 vote cast
Rate this item
Inline Image

Does for rock and roll what "The Sound of Music" did for hills
Certificate: 15
Running Time: 78
Retail Price: £24.99
Release Date:
Content Type: Movie

1982 and the world's loudest rock band, Spinal Tap, are about to embark on their biggest world tour to date. Along for the ride is film-maker and fan Marti DiBergi (Rob Reiner), there to make a behind-the-scenes tribute to his favourite heavy metal band. However instead of a celebrating the genius of the musicians behind such classics as "Big Bottom" and "Hell Hole", the documentary captures the cracks as they begin to appear for this band whose time has come… and now appears to have gone again. Whilst the tour turns out to be not the sell-out they had hoped for, the band's hapless manager Ian Faith (Tony Hendra) unwittingly orchestrates a cacophony of errors: stage props malfunctions, miniature sets and an all-black album cover to replace one that the record company deemed too offensive to women: "What's wrong with being sexy?" The final straw however might just prove to be the interference of guitarist David St. Hubbins's girlfriend Janine in the band's business affairs, shutting out childhood friend and co-lead guitarist Nigel Tufnel. With a camera recording all the chaos, the archetypal portrait of a band in crisis is born.

Special Features:
• Brand new 25th Anniversary Documentary featuring Ricky Gervais, Eddie Izzard, Martin Freeman, Anvil, Serge Pizzorno
• Audio Commentary by the band
• Menu commentary by the band
• The Return of Spinal Tap Royal Albert Hall concert
• 2007 Live Earth footage & Live Earth reunion short film
• National Geographic Stonehenge interviews with Nigel
• Sprinkle some ****in Fairy Dust On It - interview with Reg Presley of The Troggs
• Outtakes
• Original Trailers
• 4 x Music Videos
• TV Spots
• Cutting Room Floor Deleted Scenes including Heavy Metal Memories, Flower People, Cheese Roll trailer
• EPK featurettes
• Creative Meeting & Bitch School Videos

Video Tracks:
1080p Widescreen 1.85:1

Audio Tracks:
DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 English
LPCM Stereo English
LPCM Stereo French

Subtitle Tracks:

Directed By:
Rob Reiner

Written By:

Rob Reiner
R.J. Parnell
David Kaff
Tony Hendra
Michael McKean
Christopher Guest
Harry Shearer
Bruno Kirby
Ed Begley Jr.
Danny Kortchmar
Fran Drescher
Patrick Macnee
Dana Carvey
Billy Crystal
June Chadwick
Paul Shaffer
Anjelica Huston
Fred Willard

Casting By:
Eve Brandstein

Soundtrack By:
Christopher Guest
Michael McKean
Rob Reiner
Harry Shearer

Director of Photography:
Peter Smokler

Kent Beyda
Kim Secrist

Production Designer:
Bryan Jones

Karen Murphy

Optimum Home Entertainment

Your Opinions and Comments

Be the first to post a comment!