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Classic Albums - Meat Loaf: Bat out of Hell
Classic Albums - Meat Loaf Bat out of Hell
Actors: Meat Loaf, Jim Steinman, Karla DeVito, Max Weinberg, Todd Rundgren
Director: Bob Smeaton
Genres: Music Video & Concerts, Educational, Musicals & Performing Arts, Documentary
NR     2000     0hr 58min

The songs and story of this classic album with contributions by Meat Loaf, Jim Steinman, Todd Rundgren, Ellen Foley and Karla DeVito. Since its release in 1977, Bat Out of Hell has gone on to sell an estimated 30 million...  more »


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Actors: Meat Loaf, Jim Steinman, Karla DeVito, Max Weinberg, Todd Rundgren
Director: Bob Smeaton
Creators: Jim Steinman, John Simmons, Julian Caidan, Bous De Jong, Elizabeth Flowers, Geoff Kempin, Jamie Rugge-Price, Nick De Grunwald, Terry Shand
Genres: Music Video & Concerts, Educational, Musicals & Performing Arts, Documentary
Sub-Genres: Pop, Rock & Roll, Educational, Documentary, Biography
Studio: Image Entertainment
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 02/08/2000
Original Release Date: 01/01/1999
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/1999
Release Year: 2000
Run Time: 0hr 58min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Not for the music....but for the people
J. Lyda | Raleigh, North Carolina | 11/14/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I picked this gem up at Walmart on a whim. I convinced my wife to watch it with me...and 58 minutes later we were both overcome with good feelings. There is not one boring or dull moment on this CD. Listening to all the folks who made this wonderful album was a joy. I've now sat through it 4 times...and it just gets better. Many of the poor ratings are because this DVD does not provide full renditions of any of the songs from the album. What it does provide is the inside story from the wonderful people who created the music. Put this together with the original album, and you have it all. This disc reminds me of why Rock and Roll is so great."
Old album, New facts!
Darren Murray | Florida, USA | 02/19/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Awesome dvd for anyone who's owned & loved Bat for years and wants to know more about it. If you're looking to "see and hear" all the songs in their entirety, go elswhere (Hits Out Of Hell Or BatII Picture Show for example). As an avid Meat Loaf / Jim Steinman fan for years and thinking I knew just about all there was to know, I was expecting the usual tired stories I've heard a hundred times before... but what a pleasant surprise! The fresh look at the album was offered by producer/guitarist Todd Rundgren. I especially loved the way both Todd and Meat tinkered at the mixing desk, isolating tracks on the songs to hear just guitar segments, or just backing vocals. Also, the great Ellen Foley/Karla DeVito controversy is addressed (I never knew there was one!) Oh, and Karla looked great on the 'Old Grey Whistle Test' clips, and equally great today! This may not be on the "must buy" list for all of the 34 million of you that bought the LP/tape/cd, but for those who are curious to dig deeper it's a highly recommended purchase. Keep an eye out for more dvds in this series featuring other classic albums - on the strengh of this one, I'll be buying more."
Fantastic documentary -- NOT a concert or video collection!
Aaron Silverman | Boynton Beach, FL, United States | 12/20/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is a really fascinating documentary about the making of the classic album. It's one of the real gems of the Classic Albums series, which are all pretty good (at least the ones I've seen). If you're a Meat Loaf fan, and are interested in the creative process behind an album, then this disc is really a no-brainer.

If you're looking for a concert or for video performances, then there are other Meat Loaf DVDs that will fill the bill. (The concert with the Melbourne Symphony doesn't have the greatest video transfer, and has a slight glitch in the DTS track, but is otherwise excellent.) Note that all the poor reviews of this product are from people who were disappointed that it wasn't a song collection. As a behind-the-scenes look at a piece of real rock history, this is a really great disc.
Fascinating stuff for the true fan
Gary Jennings | Hesperia, CA United States | 02/24/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This gives you the whole history of how this truly unique, once-in-a-lifetime album, came about. If you are a "liner-note-reader" like me, you will love this DVD. If you love " the-making-of" extras on movie DVDs, you love this too. I wish they would make one of these for every favorite album of mine."