METALLICA — Cunning Stunts (review)

METALLICA — Cunning Stunts album cover Movie · 1998 · Thrash Metal Buy this album from MMA partners
4/5 ·
martindavey87
It feels like a lifetime ago that I bought this DVD! Back in 2002, at the impressionable age of 15, this was such an awe-inspiring show to watch. Metallica were (and still are) so much larger than life, and everything about this home video release was amazing.

The main show, despite being at the peak of Metallica’s mid-90’s alternative rock era, shows a band who could rock out with the best of them, and while the set list may not hold up amazingly well by today’s standards, it’s still brimming with heavy metal and hard rock anthems.

There’s an abundance of extras that show the behind-the-scenes process of the show and it’s titular stunts, and the pre-show footage is a blast to watch, so much so, that lurking somewhere out there is a home video my friends and I (all aged 15 and in our first band) made of us embarrassingly recreating many of the scenes.

While Metallica has certainly released better home videos and DVD’s, ‘Cunning Stunts’, with its top notch sound and picture, and brimming with fantastic visuals, still holds up just as well today as it did 20 years ago.
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Vim Fuego wrote:
50 days ago
If you can find Cliff 'em All, it's still the best of their videos as far as I'm concerned.
martindavey87 wrote:
51 days ago
Thanks dude! :-)

I had to google what a thrift store is hahaha, as here in the UK we call them charity shops! But yeah man I love 'em and always find awesome music CD's and DVD's in them! A lot of them don't sell VHS's anymore, and if they did I doubt I'd buy them now, but I remember maybe ten years ago stll coming across loads of music videos for as cheap as 10p! Including both of Metallica's "A Year and a Half" videos. Keep your eyes peeled! \m/ \m/

Unitron wrote:
52 days ago
Nice to see you back Martin!

I've gotten a bit of a small music DVD/VHS collection from thrift stores, unfortunately I haven't stumbled across a Metallica one yet (though I do have the Some Kind of Monster DVD included with St. Anger)

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