The 1981 R-rated animated feature Heavy Metal is now online to watch for free at Crackle.
Due to its rating, you have to sign in to watch it, but sign-up is free and quick and there’s even an option to sign in using your Facebook account (even quicker). While the movie is free to watch, it does have periodic but quick commercial interruptions.
John Candy, Eugene Levy, and Harold Ramis, among others, voice the characters in this scifi animated film, based on the Heavy Metal magazine. The soundtrack is packed with great tunes from Stevie Nicks, Black Sabbath, Cheap Trick, and more, including the title track by Sammy Hagar.
Heavy Metal is one of my all-time favorite movies, and let me tell you, this was not an easy movie — or soundtrack — to come back in the ’80s and early ’90s, thanks to legal disputes surrounding the music rights, which prevented its release on video til the mid ’90s.
Tidbit: In the “So Beautiful and So Dangerous” sequence with the stoned aliens about 53 minutes into the film on of the ships that passes by is the USS Enterprise of Star Trek fame. Very cool!