Heavy Metal (1981)

Heavy Metal (1981), directed by Gerald Potterton and others.

A fairly bold animated anthology targeted at the young male fantasy/swords and sorcery audience. Abundant violence, large breasted naked women, real fantasy sex and a generally goofy perspective on the whole thing. The hand-drawn art is not as photo-real as today's efforts, but reflects the vision of the creators as adapted from their printed work. It has enough variety to make the whole mix fun.

I think some people misunderstand the title: it doesn't refer to the music (which is mostly common pop/rock) but to the magazine of the same name. I read it from time to time back then but it was too brutal and sexually perverse for me.

I'd forgotten some of the segments. The loosely connected major stories are:

Available on Blu-ray. Nudity and passion scenes.

I've always thought the original poster (on the left below) ugly and a poor representation of the subject.