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Product Details

  • An MVD Exclusive
  • Format: DVD
  • SKU: FTF009D
  • UPC: 082354252724
  • Street Date: 06/09/15
  • PreBook Date: 05/05/15
  • Label: Factory 25 »
  • Genre: Metal
  • Run Time: 93 mins
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Audio: STEREO
  • Year of Production: 2009
  • Region Code: 1
  • Box Lot: 30
  • Territory: NORTH AMERICA
  • Language: English


Cast & Crew

  • Actors:
  •       Gylve
  • Director: Aaron Aites
  • Director: Audrey Ewell
  • Director: Aaron Aites, Audrey Ewell


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Until The Light Takes Us

Until The Light Takes Us tells the story of black metal music scene and cultural uprising of the scene.

Until The Light Takes Us
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Until The Light Takes Us tells the story of black metal. Part music scene and part cultural uprising, black metal rose to worldwide notoriety in the mid-nineties when a rash of suicides, murders, and church burnings accompanied the explosive artistic growth and output of a music scene that would forever redefine what heavy metal is and what it stands for to other musicians, artists and music fans world-wide. Until The Light Takes Us goes behind the highly sensationalized media reports of "Satanists running amok in Europe" to examine the complex and largely misunderstood principles and beliefs that led to this rebellion against both Christianity and modern culture. To capture this on film, directors Aaron Aites and Audrey Ewell moved to Norway and lived with the musicians for several years, building relationships that allowed them to create a surprisingly intimate portrait of this violent, but ultimately misunderstood, movement. The result is a poignant, moving story that's as much about the idea that reality is composed of whatever the most people believe, regardless of what's actually true, as it is about a music scene that blazed a path of murder and arson across the northern sky.


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Sales Points

  • Limited Edition 2 Disc DVD set : 36 minute Black Metal short film of deleted scenes, Alternate ending, Outtakes, The Cutting Room with musicians not in the film including: Enslaved, Ted 'Nocturno Cutlo' Skjellum from Darkthrone, and Jorn '
  • FEATURING MUSIC FROM: Darkthrone, Mayhem, Burzum, Ulver, Thorns, Gorgoroth, Enslaved, Boards of Canada, Black Dice, Sunn 0))), Mum and Lesser
  • FEATURING: Gylve 'Fenriz' Nagell, Varg 'Count Grishnackh' Vikernes, Jan Axel 'Hellhammer' Blomberg, Kjetil 'Frost' Haraldstad, Olve 'Abbath' Eikemo, Harald 'Demonaz' Naevdal, Bjarne Melgaard and Harmony Korine

Press Quotes


     —New York Times

Morbidly Fascinating


Richly compelling and artfully shot.

     —LA Weekly

Crafty and Compelling


Both enlightening and entertaining.



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