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Hysteria - The Def Leppard Story
Hysteria - The Def Leppard Story
Actors: Nick Bagnall, Karl Geary, Adam MacDonald, Esteban Powell, Orlando Seale
Director: Robert Mandel
Genres: Drama, Television
R     2005     1hr 30min

The true story of one of the most successful pop-metal bands of the 80s. All born in England, the group first found success at home and then, with the help of producer Mutt Lange, they began to top the US charts. Although ...  more »


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Actors: Nick Bagnall, Karl Geary, Adam MacDonald, Esteban Powell, Orlando Seale
Director: Robert Mandel
Creators: Eric Cayla, Neil Grieve, Claudio Castravelli, Patricia Clifford, Suzanne Lauer, Carolyn Shelby, Christopher Ames
Genres: Drama, Television
Sub-Genres: Drama, Television
Studio: Paramount
Format: DVD - Color,Full Screen
DVD Release Date: 01/25/2005
Original Release Date: 07/18/2001
Theatrical Release Date: 07/18/2001
Release Year: 2005
Run Time: 1hr 30min
Screens: Color,Full Screen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 6
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Excellent dramatic reinterpretation of an even more dramatic
WilM. | Republics of TX & Guatemala | 05/14/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is a movie focusing on well known facts from the Def Leppard 197901986 period.

It starts with Joe Elliot auditioning for Atomic Mass, the band including Sav and Pete Willis, and goes all the way to their first performance with Rick Allen after his accident.

The casting directors and vocal coaches did a fantastic job. Also, the director was able to pull off the personal background that affected highs (their first EP funded by Joe Elliott's dad) and lows (Steve Clark drinking his father's demons (literally) to death) of the band without overdramatizing them.

Also, the movie shows us the influence that Mutt Lange had on their carreer without forgetting the fact that the Lepps had the skills, the talent and the commitment to make it happen with his producing genius.

If you are a fan of Def Leppard, stop reading and buy this movie immediately. If you were a casual fan of the Pyromania and Hysteria albums, you might as well enjoy a nicely made movie that gives you a glimpse into the history of a hugely popular "pop" metal band.

What do you want??? I WANT ROCK N ROLL!"
Teresa A. Irwin | Knoxville, TN United States | 09/29/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Since we recieved the DVD my kids watch it about every day. I never thought it would make a lasting impression but it has. It taught them that no matter what obstacle lies before them all they have to do is believe in themselves and they will overcome it."
An enjoyable, if short, portrayal...
Fit Mom | Pacific Northwest | 05/08/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)

"As a longtime Def Leppard fan, I enjoyed this movie. It was hard to watch Steve Clark's struggle with his demons - I was always a fan of Steve, and to know what a difficult life he had leaves me feeling wistful for what might have been for him.

By the way, to previous reviewers: Rick Allen is not played by Kevin Dillon. The actor's name is Tat Whalley."
Saw this movie and....
witchitait | Goshen, Indiana | 06/27/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"....thought it was fantastic. I almost forgot I was watching a movie. Afterwards, I saw a program with the Leps and it seems this movie was dead on (according to the things they talked about that had happened in their career). I recommend it to ANY Leppard fan, the long-time deadicated fan and the casual "like some of their stuff" may ALL come away being Lep fans."