Revealing, leaps off the screen – Variety
Actor, performer, and multi-platinum rock icon Meat Loaf reveals surprising shades of himself – and a fertile creative mind in constant flux – in this intimate and highly entertaining theatrical feature documentary. The time is early 2007, one of the most
stressful in Meat Loaf’s career. He’s about to launch his most ambitious tour ever, an 18 month long marathon to support “Bat Out of Hell III”, the final album of the legendary “Bat” trilogy. The earlier “Bat” albums were two of the biggest sellers of all time, with combined sales of over 55 million, so a lackluster but respectable performance on this new tour just won’t measure up. Meat Loaf’s exhausting and often poignant journey takes him from grueling rehearsals in Burbank, California and through the Canadian portion of his tour. Along the way, an unexpected media controversy erupts over the staging of one of his songs – a controversy that raises questions about his art, his age, his relevance – and brings into focus the drive (and demons) that have fueled his over-the-top stage persona for almost 40 years. MEAT LOAF: IN SEARCH OF PARADISE is a rich, first-ever portrait of an extraordinary, international icon that includes riveting performances of his biggest hits like “I Would Do Anything for Love (But I Won’t Do That)”, “Took the Words Right Out of My Mouth”, “Two Out of Three Ain’t Bad”, and of course “Paradise by the Dashboard Light.”
CREDITS: ATLAS MEDIA in association with 10th STREET MANAGEMENT and VOOM HD PICTURES presents A BRUCE DAVID KLEIN Film MEAT LOAF: IN SEARCH OF PARADISE Starring MEAT LOAF with KASIM SULTAN JOHN MICELI MARK ALEXANDER PAUL CROOK RANDY FLOWERS CAROLYN “CC” COLETTI DAVID LUTHER ASPEN MILLER with special appearance by DENNIS QUAID edited by ERIK KLEIN cinematography by DAVID WEST line producer STEVE HOLTZMAN production manager LISA RICHARDSON associate producer SARAH LYBRAND executive producers GREG MOYER SAL LoCURTO executive producer JORDAN BERLIANT produced by BRUCE DAVID KLEIN PAULINA WILLIAMS directed by BRUCE DAVID KLEIN
PRESS: An official selection of the Montreal Film Festival – in theaters throughout US & Canada. HDTV premiere on RAVEhd. Universal DVD. Watch Meat Loaf discuss the film on FOX News with Great Van Susteren. Read THE NEW YORK TIMES movie review, and the VARIETY review.