This is Spinal Tap on VHS. Starring Christopher Guest, Michael McKean, Harry Shearer, Rob Reiner, June Chadwick, Bruno Kirby, Tony Hendra. With Ed Begley Jr., Fran Drescher, Fred Willard, Anjelica Huston, Howard Hesseman, Billy Crystal, Dana Carvey, Paul Shaffer. Directed by Rob Reiner. 1984.
From the box:
This videocassette contains previously unreleased theatrical material:
The explosively familiar “Hell Hole” video (as seen on MTV)! Plus “Heavy Metal Memories,” the unforgettable greatest-hits commercial that could not be suppressed!
You’ll never be able to watch a rock group seriously again after experiencing this hilarious comedy about a supposed heavy-metal band called Spinal Tap. Once upon a time they had a pretty big hit song. Now, nearly two decades later, Spinal Tap still clings to some glint of their lost glory as they embark on an accident-plagued tour across America. In Cleveland, the group gets lost underneath the stage. In Washington, they’re accidentally booked at an Air Force formal dance. And in a Chicago record store, no one shows up to get their autographs. It’s the “rockumentary” parody that’ll leave you cheering. Directed with great wit and affection by Rob Reiner.
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