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Get Thrashed
Get Thrashed
Actors: Death Angel, Tom Angelripper, Phil Anselmo, Tom Araya, Frank Bello
Director: Rick Ernst
Genres: Music Video & Concerts, Documentary
UR     2008     1hr 40min

Studio: Uni Dist Corp (music) Release Date: 09/16/2008 Rating: Nr


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Actors: Death Angel, Tom Angelripper, Phil Anselmo, Tom Araya, Frank Bello
Director: Rick Ernst
Creators: Rick Ernst, Rat Skates
Genres: Music Video & Concerts, Documentary
Sub-Genres: Music Video & Concerts, Documentary
Studio: Lightyear Video
Format: DVD - Color,Full Screen
DVD Release Date: 09/16/2008
Original Release Date: 01/01/2008
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2008
Release Year: 2008
Run Time: 1hr 40min
Screens: Color,Full Screen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 2
Edition: Special Edition
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Languages: English

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Member Movie Reviews

Keith A. (Keefer522)
Reviewed on 7/24/2014...
A fun, low budget documentary that traces the rise, fall and continued influence of Thrash Metal, told with plenty of vintage video clips, photos and interviews with members of Metallica, Exodus, Kreator, Slayer, Anthrax and many more. Thrash metal aficionados won't learn anything new but it's a nice trip down memory lane.
Damian M. (ratchet)
Reviewed on 3/11/2009...
Very through documentary about this amazing scene. More interviews than you can shake a stick at, but it just left me wanting more. I was dpressed when it was over. It was as good as I had been hoping for the last 3 or 4 years now. I am VERY surprised at the exclusion of Exhorder, though! Not even mentioned in the bonus features. There were a few other bands I would have liked to see included, but that is the only glaring oversight that I noticed. Others that should have been at least mentioned include Morbid Saint, Piledriver, Exumer, Xentrix, Evildead, Lääz Rockit, Mekong Delta, Cyclone, Tankard, Holy Moses, Watchtower, Hades, Holocausto, Koriza Metalla, Turbo. And I would think even Iced Earth and Manilla Road deserve at least a mention for their early stuff being connected/influenced by thrash. For any of the aforementioned bands, I heard not even a single utterance of any of their names, including in the bonus materials - please correct me if Im wrong! I also think more on Bathory and Celtic Frost (I sure would call both of their mid 80s stuff thrash, and important, defining thrash as well) should have been included. I thought Nocturnal Fear were supposed to be interviewed in this??!? A great watch after viewing Iron Maiden & New Wave of British Metal.
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themusicfiend | Florida | 09/19/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"'Get Thrashed' is an intimate look into the genre that started most other types of extreme metal. A well rounded documentary produced and directed by metal fans and musicians(Rick Ernst and Rat Skates) that taps into the origins of thrash, it's somewhat demise in the mid 90's and now it's resurgence in the mid 2000's. Everyone you would expect see in the film you do. The BIG 4 or even now 5 as Exodus is also included as pioneers of the great underground movement. And it was very underground as most realize. There was a tape trading phenomenon and this was the core behind the movement. Not to mention some great bands.
The film also looks into the other thrash movements across the world. Notably,Canada,Germany and Switzerland. Also included is the crossover point where thrash and hardcore blend together. You hear about Suicidal Tendencies,D.R.I.,S.O.D. and others that incorporated these sounds that developed into new genres.
Many famous people are interviewed not to mention some lesser known folks that offer insight into the realm that is thrash. There is also some really great pictures that are flown throughout the film and ofcourse great background music. Running at about 99 minutes you really get your fill of the genre.
Then the special features continue the majesty. With even more interviews and knowledge from bands I have never even heard of. This film is truly a knock out of the park. So if you are a fan of heavy metal especially a fan of thrash this film was made for us.And I am extremely thankful. It made me feel like a kid again.
Just like Evil, Thrash Never Dies
Kenn Nardi | 09/19/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Get Thrashed is a documentary on, you guessed it, the phenomenom that was and IS thrash metal. Now it didnt really tell me anything I didnt already know about thrash, but it was very enjoyable to hear the music legends talk about a genre they obviously cared alot for. One drag was that I had to listen to bands like Shadows Fall, Corey Taylor, Lamb Of God, and Hatebreed give their opinions. But it wasnt a big distraction form the overall film. They interview every band you'd think should be in there, and the bonus features covers any they missed, with the exception of a few,(Demolition Hammer). All in all, I enjoyed this film alot, and am glad to have it in my collection."
It's Not Even Music, It's Just A Bunch Of Noise!!!
Stanley Runk | Camp North Pines | 01/12/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Get Thrashed is a very entertaining and very informative documentary on the 80s Thrash scene. Many Metal documentaries get complaints from certain folks coz "X" band was not mentioned or covered. Get Thrashed is rather well researched and covers quite a bit of ground. It begins with Thrash's beginnings, the bands, the scene, the fans, it's downfall, and ultimately it's resurrection and influence on recent bands(it it nice to hear younger more recent bands speak so highly of these old thrash groups, it's just unfortunate that they didn't seem to learn much from them). The film is 99 minutes, so it does go into depth. The big four Thrash bands are covered, but many more obscure bands are given their due. Lots of interviews and commentary with bands old and new. There really isn't enough time to go into every Thrash band in history, but that's where the Bonus Features come in. The Bonus Feature is a world map where you can highlight a particular country or city and get a short description of the scene and/or the bands from that particular area. This is a wonderful addition because it can bring to your attention some bands you may have never heard of. Plus it helps in the "this band wasn't mentioned" category that Metal fans tend to get so picky about.
Naturally it goes without saying that this documentary will only appeal to a certain crowd. I can't see the average Bowling For Soup fan getting much out of this, but you never know. But this is highly recommended to the metal fans, even the younger ones so they can see where this whole thing came from and who the masters are. I can't imagine too many metal fans will find many flaws in this film.