He has been named one of the greatest front men of all time by Classic Rock magazine, yet true and enduring fame has eluded him. Now, at long last, metal legend Jon Mikl Thor gets the cinematic tribute he so fully deserves in the triumphant, full-throttle I AM THOR, which comes to Digital Download and Dark Sky Films Blu-ray and DVD on January 19, 2016.
Jon Mikl Thor was a blond, bodybuilding, steel-bending, brick-smashing rock star in the 1970s and ’80s whose theatrical band THOR hit the scene alongside Metallica and Kiss. He also shared the stage with such top acts as Motorhead, Anvil, Thin Lizzy, W.A.S.P. and Manowar, but he and his band never achieved gold record status.
After a brief but memorable film career saw him starring in the cult classics Rock ‘n’ Roll Nightmare, Recruits and Zombie Nightmare, Thor all but disappeared from the entertainment map. But 10 years into retirement, and incapable of living like a normal mortal human being, Thor attempts a comeback to achieve the level of success that has eluded him his entire career – a comeback that nearly kills him.
Tracing the rise, fall and rebirth of a determined performer over the course of a career that has seen more than its fair share of highs and lows, I AM THOR paints a fascinating and sometimes unbelievable portrait of this larger-than-life icon.
The MPI theatrical release won the Audience Award for Best Documentary at the Fantasia International Film Festival. Jerry Smith of Icons of Fright said the film “shows how the human spirit can triumph even under odds that are stacked against it.” Variety‘s Dennis Harvey praised it for “striking the right good-natured tone between admiration and amusement.” Meredith Borders of Birth.Movies.Death said, “Jon Mikl Thor is a showman and a stalwart, a flat-out legend, and I AM THOR is the often uproarious, and sometimes quite poignant, love letter he deserves.” “Thor’s charisma is undeniable, and it’s fun to watch him interact with fans and dominate the stage,” said Brian Orndorf of Blu-ray.com.
About Dark Sky Films
Dark Sky Films is an independent film production and distribution label founded in 2008, working with emerging talent as well as established veterans to develop, package, produce and finance feature film and episodic television projects. Representing films from some of the most talented directors working today, such as Ti West’s The House of the Devil and The Innkeepers, and Jim Mickle’s Stake Land, Dark Sky continues to identify original talent and projects to bring a vibrant slate of films to the world market, with such recent productions as We Are Still Here, Deathgasm, Applesauce and Cherry Tree.
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