Paramount to Bow Metallica Video26 Feb, 2004 By: Jessica Wolf
Paramount Home Entertainment is going heavy metal in a new partnership with Metallica, IFC Films and Third Eye Motion Picture Co. to bring the documentary Metallica: Some Kind of Monster to home video.
Paramount will handle video distribution of the title, which follows the metal band through the creation of its Grammy-winning album St. Anger and includes glimpses at the group therapy sessions the band underwent at the time. IFC will handle theatrical distribution.
The band itself and the Third Eye filmmakers Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky will be intimately involved in bringing the video to market. Metallica will front marketing costs for the title, and IFC will match the group's expenditures.
The film was aired at the 2004 Sundance Film Festival.