R | | Biography, Drama, Horror
A teenager's quest to launch Norwegian Black Metal in Oslo in the early 1990s results in a very violent outcome.
There is a criticism that the actors in this film all spoke English - this has an amount of accuracy in it. For one, all Mayhems lyrics were in English - but perhaps more interestingly when the band first met "Dead" from Sweden, they didn't speak any Swedish - "Dead" similarly didn't speak any Norwegian, so in their early days they actually did communicate with each other in English as it was the only language they all spoke.
You know, there's a way out if you're so fucking depressed. One shot to the head and it's all over. No more pain.
When Euronymous is introducing Manheim as the drummer in the rehearsal space, Manheim is sitting behind a 5 piece, single bass, blue drum kit. When they being playing, he's sitting behind a 9 piece, double bass, blue and white drum kit.
The US theatrical and DVD releases were cut for an R rating, toning down the gory violence of Dead's suicide, Faust's stabbing and Euronymous' murder. The unrated 'directors cut' version is only available on Blu-ray in the US. It runs for 118 minutes instead of 116 as per the R-rated version.
$27,649 10 February 2019