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Basic Information

Release Date - October 27, 2012 on the France 4 television network (in France) for season 1. November 2, 2012 on blu-ray and DVD (In French PAL region). April 14, 2014 on the Syfy television network for season 2. April 14, 2015 on blu-ray and DVD.

Running Time - 300min. (2 seasons, 12 episodes, 22-29min. each)

TV Parental Guidelines - Unrated (may contain mild language, fantasy violence, brief nudity and sexual content)

Distributor - Shout! Factory

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Blu-ray Features

Region A:
- Audio: English (5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio)
- Subtitles: English
- 1.78:1 Widescreen
- Special Features: "Featurettes" - Behind the scenes
- Special Features: "Interviews: Scott Adkins"
- Special Features: "Interviews: Darren Shahlavi"
- Special Features: "Interviews: Matt Mullins"
- Special Features: "Alternate French Language Episodes"
- Special Features: "San Diego International Comic-Con Panel"
- Special Features: "Motion Comics" - The stories, lightly animated, in their original comic form

Additional Information

This show wasn't made by Heavy Metal, but each episode is based on a story from various issues of Métal Hurlant magazine from 2002 to 2004. The "Back to Reality" and "Pledge of Anya" stories can only be found in English in a 2011 collected Métal Hurlant hardcover book (the stories are titled "Reality Check" and "Joshue"). There are 2 collected books, which many feature these stories among others. In many places, including the back cover, this show is described as an adaptation of Heavy Metal. Although the two magazines haven't shared too much of a connection since Métal Hurlant was first discontinued in 1987. Each episode was filmed in English and French.
Metal Hurlant Chronicles

Description On The Back Cover - Embark on a unique journey beyond space, time and known worlds… The last fragment of a living planet, reduced to dust by the destructive madness of its inhabitants, is condemned to roam the universe for eternity, bringing suffering and deception to those who cross her path. That damned messenger is called: The Metal Hurlant. Visionary writer-director Guillaume Lubrano brings his faithful, well-crafted adaptation of the popular anthology comic book Heavy Metal to television with a star-studded cast including Rutger Hauer (Blade Runner), Michael Biehn (Aliens), John Rhys-Davies (Raiders of the Lost Ark), James Marsters (Buffy The Vampire Slayer), Michael Jai White (Spawn), Scott Adkins (Expendables 2), Kelly Brook (Piranha 3D), Joe Flanigan (Stargate: Atlantis), Michelle Ryan (Doctor Who) and Dominique Pinon (Alien: Resurrection).