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Get Thrashed (2008)

Death Angel , Tom Angelripper , Rick Ernst  |  Unrated |  DVD
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (35 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Death Angel, Tom Angelripper, Phil Anselmo, Tom Araya, Frank Bello
  • Directors: Rick Ernst
  • Producers: Rick Ernst, Rat Skates
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Color, Dolby, Full Screen, NTSC, Special Edition
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0)
  • Region: All Regions
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: Unrated
  • Studio: Lightyear Video
  • DVD Release Date: September 16, 2008
  • Run Time: 100 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (35 customer reviews)
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
  • ASIN: B001AR4K6C
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #144,637 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Get Thrashed" on IMDb

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This film traces the rise, fall and impact of thrash metal; from its early years, through its influence on grunge, nu metal and today's heavy metal scene. It is the story of the heaviest, hardest music of the 80s and early 90s as told by the bands who liv

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21 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Essential!!!!! September 19, 2008
'Get Thrashed' is an intimate look into the genre that started most other types of extreme metal. A well rounded documentary produced and directed by metal fans and musicians(Rick Ernst and Rat Skates) that taps into the origins of thrash, it's somewhat demise in the mid 90's and now it's resurgence in the mid 2000's. Everyone you would expect see in the film you do. The BIG 4 or even now 5 as Exodus is also included as pioneers of the great underground movement. And it was very underground as most realize. There was a tape trading phenomenon and this was the core behind the movement. Not to mention some great bands.
The film also looks into the other thrash movements across the world. Notably,Canada,Germany and Switzerland. Also included is the crossover point where thrash and hardcore blend together. You hear about Suicidal Tendencies,D.R.I.,S.O.D. and others that incorporated these sounds that developed into new genres.
Many famous people are interviewed not to mention some lesser known folks that offer insight into the realm that is thrash. There is also some really great pictures that are flown throughout the film and ofcourse great background music. Running at about 99 minutes you really get your fill of the genre.
Then the special features continue the majesty. With even more interviews and knowledge from bands I have never even heard of. This film is truly a knock out of the park. So if you are a fan of heavy metal especially a fan of thrash this film was made for us.And I am extremely thankful. It made me feel like a kid again.
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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Just like Evil, Thrash Never Dies September 19, 2008
Get Thrashed is a documentary on, you guessed it, the phenomenom that was and IS thrash metal. Now it didnt really tell me anything I didnt already know about thrash, but it was very enjoyable to hear the music legends talk about a genre they obviously cared alot for. One drag was that I had to listen to bands like Shadows Fall, Corey Taylor, Lamb Of God, and Hatebreed give their opinions. But it wasnt a big distraction form the overall film. They interview every band you'd think should be in there, and the bonus features covers any they missed, with the exception of a few,(Demolition Hammer). All in all, I enjoyed this film alot, and am glad to have it in my collection.
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Insane!!! September 17, 2008
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I have been waiting for this for a loooong time and it is by far the best documentary ever! I relived many memories watching this. The documentary is very well done, edited and the songs are insane. This is an absolute must for every metal fan!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Definitive Review of Thrash Metal's History April 24, 2011
Back in the early 2000's I heard that a documentary on Thrash Metal was being made. I could not have foreseen how long it would take for me to see it but finally by the end of 2008 I had a copy of this DVD in my hands. Who ever considers him or herself a true thrasher must have a copy of GET THRASHED. It's hard for any documentary to fully embrace and review the whole scene so some lesser known bands have been omitted but the key players are fully covered. People tend to forget that METALLICA basically kick started the scene and you get commentaries from people who were in the thick of it: Brian Slagel (founder of Metal Blade Records), Johnny and Marsha Zazula (founders of Megaforce Records), Ron Quintana (Radio DJ and Fanzine editor), Slayer, Kreator, Harald O (close METALLICA friend), etc. The so called "BIG FOUR" are extensively covered here; SLAYER, MEGADETH, ANTHRAX and of course, METALLICA. EXODUS is also given plenty of time as well as TESTAMENT and OVERKILL (whose original drummer, Rat Skates, Co-produced this project). Bands and people talk about how the movement started, where the influences came from, how was life on the road, the underground tape trading, scenes from other countries (specially Germany!),etc. Newer bands like LAMB OF GOD, THE HAUNTED, MESHUGGAH, SHADOWS FALL, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE and MUNICIPAL WASTE express how these thrash metal bands influences their own bands. As with any genre, sometimes it's difficult to tell when a style of music stops and another one begins. While bands like MERCYFUL FATE and ANVIL are discussed as "thrash", other bands like Germany's HELLOWEEN and RAGE are completely overlooked. FATE and ANVIL were essential in the development of thrash metal, but were more akin to conventional or classic metal like PRIEST or MAIDEN. Read more ›
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars It's Not Even Music, It's Just A Bunch Of Noise!!! January 11, 2009
Get Thrashed is a very entertaining and very informative documentary on the 80s Thrash scene. Many Metal documentaries get complaints from certain folks coz "X" band was not mentioned or covered. Get Thrashed is rather well researched and covers quite a bit of ground. It begins with Thrash's beginnings, the bands, the scene, the fans, it's downfall, and ultimately it's resurrection and influence on recent bands(it it nice to hear younger more recent bands speak so highly of these old thrash groups, it's just unfortunate that they didn't seem to learn much from them). The film is 99 minutes, so it does go into depth. The big four Thrash bands are covered, but many more obscure bands are given their due. Lots of interviews and commentary with bands old and new. There really isn't enough time to go into every Thrash band in history, but that's where the Bonus Features come in. The Bonus Feature is a world map where you can highlight a particular country or city and get a short description of the scene and/or the bands from that particular area. This is a wonderful addition because it can bring to your attention some bands you may have never heard of. Plus it helps in the "this band wasn't mentioned" category that Metal fans tend to get so picky about.
Naturally it goes without saying that this documentary will only appeal to a certain crowd. I can't see the average Bowling For Soup fan getting much out of this, but you never know. But this is highly recommended to the metal fans, even the younger ones so they can see where this whole thing came from and who the masters are. I can't imagine too many metal fans will find many flaws in this film.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great DVD.
Published 1 month ago by Dan
5.0 out of 5 stars This is how it began
Great DVD about the history of thrash which began in the early to mid 80's. If you have experienced it, this will bring back many many memories. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Cim
5.0 out of 5 stars Great documentary on Thrash metal
Saw this when I was eating at Grill 'Em All in Alhambra, CA. If you grew up in the 1980s and liked Thrash metal you have to see this DVD. Read more
Published 16 months ago by Timmy
5.0 out of 5 stars Thrashin'
This DVD is a must have if you are into thrash metal or ever have been. It is a great depiction of the past leading up to now. Read more
Published on July 14, 2012 by coasterbear30
5.0 out of 5 stars good one
good documentary for the ones who want to know more about thrash metal.
the only bad part of this video is the comments from Slipknot guy there.. Read more
Published on September 5, 2011 by Y. Adha
4.0 out of 5 stars my review
well i really liked this dvd, gets pretty clear the idea and develope when all started, (Metallica-US), but i would rather the dvd to develope more the European (German) scene,, i... Read more
Published on August 1, 2011 by hails!!!
5.0 out of 5 stars A+ 100 pure AMERICAN ROCK!
Published on February 5, 2010 by S. klotz
5.0 out of 5 stars I was there!!!!
i just finished watching this awesome documentary on thrash metal and i found myself 13 again!!! I miss those days when metal ruled and rap was still nothing. Read more
Published on July 20, 2009 by Raul Sembrano
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome!!
The BEST thrash metal documentary ever!! It goes in depth of all the main, and even some of the bands that i never heard of. I don't know what else to say... Read more
Published on July 14, 2009 by Carla J. Maxwell
5.0 out of 5 stars As real as it gets
I never expected to find this DVD for sale on an Army base in San Antonio, TX, but I'm very happy I did. Wow, this brings back memories. Read more
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