Back in August, we shared the first goosebump-inducing trailer for The Nine Lives of Ozzy Osbourne, the new documentary about famed heavy metal vocalist Ozzy Osbourne. Now, the entire documentary is available, and can be watched below.
As you’ll see in the footage from the documentary, The Nine Lives of Ozzy Osbourne does a solid job of portraying both the insane highs and stygian lows of the singer’s life. There’s a certain sense of fatalism here, like one is watching footage of the Titanic during its launch — we all know what’s going to happen, and that it’s going to be elaborate and tragic, but we’re also hoping that somehow, magically, it all works out this time. In that respect, the film does a good job of retelling a classic story of heavy metal redemption in a way that’ll be fresh for new fans.
Check out the documentary below:
Nine Lives won’t be the only Ozzy movie fans see soon. Earlier this year, it was revealed that a biopic about Ozzy and his longtime wife and manager Sharon had found a home at Sony and Polygram Entertainment. The movie will be produced by Ozzy and Sharon’s kids Jack Osborune and Aimée Osbourne via their label Osbourne Media. Writing the film will be Oscar nominee Lee Hall (Billy Elliot).
“Our relationship at times was often wild, insane and dangerous but it was our undying love that kept us together,” says Sharon. “We’re thrilled to partner with Sony Pictures and Polygram to bring our story to the screen.”
While this news is exciting, younger metal fans may have a hard time getting into the movie if it’s released in theaters. According to an interview with Sharon last year, the film won’t mollycoddle fans with toned-down depictions of Ozzy and Sharon’s romance — they’re going to get the whole thing in graphic detail.
“It’s not like any other story,” Sharon said. “It’s not like, ‘rock & roll, crazy, and now I’m a granddad.’ It’s so much more than that…Our film will be a lot more real. We don’t want it to be squeaky, shiny clean and all of that. We’re not making it for kids. It’s an adult movie for adults.”
Words by Chris Krovatin