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  • Actors: Ken'ichi Matsuyama, Yoshihiko Hosoda, Ryûji Akiyama, Rosa Katô, Yasuko Matsuyuki
  • Directors: Toshio Lee
  • Writers: Kiminori Wakasugi, Mika Ohmori
  • Producers: Akihiro Yamauchi, Genki Kawamura, Minami Ichikawa, Yasuhiro Tsukada, Yoshihiro Suzuki
  • Format: Multiple Formats, AC-3, Color, Dolby, Subtitled, NTSC
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 5.1)
  • Subtitles: English
  • Dubbed: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Warner Home Video
  • DVD Release Date: November 9, 2010
  • Run Time: 104 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B003X3BYN8
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #132,916 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Detroit Metal City" on IMDb

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Just really offensive yet somehow humorous.
Christopher Barrett
I watch this movie whenever I can and I enjoy it every time.
Michi
This movie is really great & pretty funny to watch.
Kerry Ryan Maloney

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By studentdoktorkat on October 22, 2010
Format: DVD
this movie is hilarious. it also allows the main actor, kenichi matsuyama, to show off his acting talent as he juggles his two roles between that of a geek and the head of a heavy metal band.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Serenarae on November 9, 2010
Format: DVD
I wanted to check this movie out after learning that Kenichi Matsuyama was in it. I loved him in the Death Note movies and wanted to see if he was as great in other roles. My boyfriend had seen the anime version of it and was interested in seeing if they kept it similar. During the first viewing, we were both laughing so hard we couldn't stop! We have since bought a copy and watched it quite a few times. I put this on if I just want to laugh. My boyfriend says there are a lot of differences between the anime and this one but he ejoyed both in their own right. If you are looking for something to just laugh at and enjoy the Japanese comedic absurdity, you will love this!
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I've seen this film a few times, and it always tickles me! I saw the price drop on Amazon so I snagged it for a song.

Basically this is a film based on a manga series. The manga series is MUCH more offensive and shocking than the film, so if you've read the manga, expect this to be a bit more tame.

The story follows a young Japanese musician who gets conned into joining a heavy metal band called DMC. He really just wants to sing old Enka and pop songs, but can't really seem to quit DMC out of fear of his she-devil manager. He falls in love with a very wholesome girl who really loves his acoustic and sappy pop songs, but hates DMC. Oh, and since he's in total costume and makeup, nobody knows he's the real lead singer of DMC: Sir Krauser II.

As a viewer you really can't take things too seriously in this film. At times DMC sings about 'raping all the women' or 'don't have parents because I murdered them' and so on. But when you see that the band members are really just singing these songs because it's expected of a hard core metal band, it makes it less shocking. Still, the super fans do comment on things such as Krauser holding the fastest rape record of 11 rapes in under a minute. Again. Just really offensive yet somehow humorous. Especially since Krauser walks by (not in makeup) when this happens and the fans shove him out of the way calling him a sissy.

It's not for everyone. But if you can get past a bit of the explicit and often offensive humor, then you can enjoy the movie. I do love when 'Krauser' scares his little brother into being a good son - 'you have to mow the lawn to practice for cutting the heads off fools' or 'learn to love and care for the animals so that you can be the master of beasts'. Funny stuff.

I've watched it with at least 10 other friends at various times, and not one person has hated the film or been so offended that they couldn't watch it.
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By Kerry Ryan Maloney on July 20, 2013
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I am a huge fan of Kenichi Matsuyama. He's such a versatile actor and does a great range of characters that are unbelievable. This movie is really great & pretty funny to watch.
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By nichole on January 3, 2013
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This is a great movie for anyone to enjoy. Unlike the manga and the anime, it is not crude, it is just funny and actually has a real meaning behind it. Plus, you can not knock the music!
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By B. Barrientos on November 30, 2012
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Having to play two lives is hard and Kenichi Matsuyama really does an awesome job acting as a hardcore rock star who wants to play songs of happiness and get the girl of his dreams. If you loved Death Note you will love a little comic relief with this movie!
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