UPDATE: Metallica: Through the Never will be out on DVD and Blu-ray on January 28, 2014. Both will feature bonus material (duh) including an 80-minute "making of" documentary. If you missed it in theaters, here's 5 Things to Know About Metallica: Through the Never before you watch it.
The metal vets originally slated their upcoming movie Metallica: Through the Never to hit theaters on August 9, but the film was recently pushed back to a September release. It's possible the delay was in order to nab that one-week exclusive IMAX run, which hadn't been previously announced. Either way, the film will get a wide release on October 4.
If you're unfamiliar with it, Through the Never seems like a fascinating project. Not only is it a 3D concert film (yes, this means Metallica are following in the footsteps of Bieber), but there is a narrative that weaves in and out of the film. That storyline deals with a fictional member of Metallica's crew who goes on some sort of quest that—by the look of EW's exclusive first-look photo—may resemble John Carpenter's Escape From New York.
Either way, let's hope it's a more successful merging of fiction and footage than Led Zeppelin's half-incredible, half-absurd concert film/medieval fantasy The Song Remains the Same.