Rock and Rule (1983)
Directed by Clive A. Smith
Voices (US Version): Don Francks, Susan Roman, Paul LeMat, Catherine O'Hara
"Remember, 'evil' spelled backwards is 'live', and we all want to do that!'
Rock superstar Mok wants to open the gateway to another dimension. The missing piece to complete his sinister plan is a very special voice.
This animated feature has one of the best soundtracks EVER. Lou Reed, Iggy Pop, Blondie, Cheap Trick, and Earth, Wind, and Fire- a music lover's dream come true.
Since no soundtrack album was ever produced, you gotta own this one. The release of the double DVD set was a major event for fans, who'd been lobbying for years for the film to be re-issued.
Fascinating from the opening credits onward, Rock and Rule instantly captivates with its post-apocalyptic world of mutant characters, intriguing cityscapes, futuristic technology, and the AWESOME music.
Mok is a brilliant hybrid of legends David Bowie, Iggy Pop, and Mick Jagger. This maniacal, drug ingesting trickster is complex and riveting. Definitely on my top ten list of best bad guys of all cinema. Our naive protagonists, Angel and Omar, are fully fleshed out and you care about what happens to them and their band.
If you don't rise up and start shaking your moneymaker during the Nuke York Club 666 scene, you need to crawl to the nearest graveyard, because you are obviously dead. Go now and get this flick for your collection!