Starring: Sam Dunn
Distributed by: Seville Pictures, Warner Home Video
Release date(s): 2005
Running time: 96 min.
Metal: A Headbanger's Journey is a 2005 documentary directed by Sam Dunn, a 31 year old anthropologist who has been a heavy metal fan since the age of twelve. He sets out across the world to uncover the various opinions of heavy metal music, including its origins, the controversy surrounding the genre, and the reason why it is loved by so many people, as well as exploring the culture of heavy metal. The film made its debut at the 2005 Toronto International Film Festival, and was released as a two-disc special edition DVD in the US on September 19, 2006.