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December 19, 2017
A "meh" documentary solely for Metallica fans. It is not very insightful, showing only one side of the band. Their "cool" antics are mostly annoying (this coming from a life-long, die-hard Metallica fan), but they can be funny and charming at times. Other documentaries and interviews have covered this period better, particularly the gig in Moscow following the fall of the Soviet Union, which is presented here without any context or commentary. We know now the band was much more dysfunctional at this time than the filmmakers show us for fear of losing their privileged access to the band. There's a disturbing interview with a roadie who insisted on sexual favors for back-stage passes. The band should certainly distance themselves from this. Instead we get like an hour of live "Enter Sandman" performances. This video has some great live performances, but is mostly just a promotional video for the Black Album.
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