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This is Spinal Tap

Released 1984
Distributor Embassy

This classic mockumentary about The World’s Loudest Heavy Metal Band was largely improvised before unsuspecting patrons of various LA rock emporiums, who accepted Spinal Tap as a real band. May be the best film of its type ever.

Watch Trailer Without Commentary

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KFl7Cq2fvqI

About John Landis

John Landis is the director of Animal HouseThe Blues Brothers, An American Werewolf In LondonTrading PlacesComing To America, Kentucky Fried MovieSpies Like UsThree Amigos!Into The Night and Michael Jackson’s Thriller, and the recent Burke and Hare for Ealing Studios,  among many other films and television shows. His documentary Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project premiered on HBO and won an Emmy for Best Music, Comedy or Variety Special.  He is also the subject of noted film critic Giulia D’Agnolo Vallan’s recent book “John Landis” and his own book “Monsters in the Movies’ was published to critical and popular acclaim in 2012.