This Is Spinal Tap Film Still

This Is Spinal Tap

Rob Reiner

 
This Is Spinal Tap (Criterion DVD)

DVD

1 Disc

SRP: $39.95

Out of Print
  • United States
  • 1984
  • 82 minutes
  • 1.78:1
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  • Spine #12

Rob Reiner’s directorial debut has developed into a cult phenomenon. The film that invented the “rockumentary” has now outlasted most of the bands it mocked. Following the ill-fated American comeback tour of an aging heavy-metal group, this film has joined the ranks of the greatest comedies ever made.

Cast

Nigel TufnelChristopher Guest
David St. HubbinsMichael McKean
Derek SmallsHarry Shearer
Marty DiBergiRob Reiner
Jeanine PettiboneJune Chadwick
Tommy PischeddaBruno Kirby

Disc Features

DOUBLE-SIDED DISC:

SIDE 1 FEATURES

  • The complete 82-minute movie, with dual commentaries: Track 1: Spinal Tap’s Christopher Guest, Michael McKean, and Harry Shearer; Track 2: Rob Reiner, producer Karen Murphy, and editors Robert Leighton and Kent Beyda

SIDE 2 FEATURES

  • Original industry and theatrical trailers
  • Twenty-minute demo reel, Spinal Tap: The Final Tour
  • Promotional shorts: Heavy Metal Memories and “Hell Hole”
  • The Cutting Room Floor: More than one hour of deleted scenes, abandoned subplots, and alternate takes

    Cover based on a theatrical poster

Film Essays

This Is Spinal Tap

By Peter OcchiogrossoFebruary 01, 1999

In assessing Spinal Tap’s place in rock ’n’ roll history (apart, that is, from the full page . . . Read more »

Film Essays

This Is Spinal Tap

By Peter OcchiogrossoFebruary 01, 1999

In assessing Spinal Tap’s place in rock ’n’ roll history (apart, that is, from the full page . . . Read more »