The Decline Of Western Civilization

Ships by: 2016-03-04
Available in: US & Canada
Ships by: 2016-03-04
Available in: US & Canada
SKU: 826663165548
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The Decline Of Western Civilization - Blu-ray will ship once it is available.

Description

"It is among the most powerful, awesome, frightening, fascinating, astonishing films I have ever seen, and ranks as an unsurpassed social and musical documentary." – Phillip Elwood, S.F. Examiner

Called "shrewd, engrossing" (The New York Times) and "as dynamic and engaging as it is revealing" (Los Angeles Times), Penelope Spheeris' The Decline Of Western Civilization is a riveting, unflinching and hard-core film which adeptly captures the spirit of a major cultural phenomenon. Including performances by X, Circle Jerks, Black Flag, Catholic Discipline, Germs and Alice Bag Band, it's at once "hilarious, mesmerizing and deeply disturbing" (The Philadelphia Daily News).

Breaking down barriers of expression and social mores, the Decline punks were against everything: They gave birth to an anti-establishment view of the world that permeates today's music, politics, social attitudes, styles and trends. The film documents their deliberate reaction to the mass commercialism of music; it is a blatant and angry rejection of the mainstream. Burgeoning at the time, many of the punk bands first seen here have become legendary. The effect of the film on current day music, styles and trends is immeasurable. The comment that creator Penelope Spheeris hears the most from fans is: "This movie changed my life."

Bonus Features for Blu-ray

  • New 2K Scan Of The Original Film
  • Never-Before-Seen Footage, Interviews And Performances
  • Audio Commentary By Penelope Spheeris
  • Additional Audio Commentary By Dave Grohl

Bonus Features for DVD

  • New 2K Scan Of The Original Film
  • Never-Before-Seen Footage, Interviews And Performances
  • Audio Commentary By Penelope Spheeris
  • Additional Audio Commentary By Dave Grohl

Product Information

DISCS
1
RUN-TIME
100 min
ASPECT RATIO
1.33:1
COLOR
Color, Black & White
LANGUAGE
English
REGION
Region 1
RATING
R
PRODUCTION DATE
1981
CLOSED-CAPTIONED
No
SUBTITLES
English

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