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Meat Loaf: In and Out of Hell

  • 2015
  • Music

Summary

A profile of the rock star's life and career, reflecting on the music that propelled him to fame and charting his journey from an overweight, bullied child to his larger-than-life persona and icon status. Featuring an interview and performance by the singer, as well as backstage footage from a Las Vegas concert. The film also revisits the Dallas of Meat Loaf's early years and includes insights from high school friends who reveal where the unusual moniker really came from.

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Review

An only child beaten by an alcoholic father; superstardom to super-bankruptcy; divorce, mental illness and a phoenix-like rise back to acclaim, wealth and glory. This reads like an opera plot but it is the life and fortunes of Meat Loaf. The producers of this biography do not avoid the theatricality – even the font used to caption contributors is as gothic as the one on the Bat out of Hell album cover. Mr Loaf looks old, tired and unwell – until he takes to the stage, where the rock opera behemoth is at his monstrous best.

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Cast

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ContributorMeat Loaf

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DirectorMatt O'Casey
EditorGeraint Reynolds
Executive ProducerGreg Sanderson
ProducerMatt O'Casey
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