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The decline of western civilization collection., [films by Penelope Spheeris], Widescreen

The decline of western civilization collection., [films by Penelope Spheeris], Widescreen
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Discs 1 and 3: Not ratedDisc 2: MPAA rating: R
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The decline of western civilization collection.
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[films by Penelope Spheeris]
Penelope Spheeris' Decline of Western Civilization was perceived as shocking and outrageous at the time of its original release in 1981. Parts II and III were no less extraordinary and unprecedented. Today, museums and educational institutions around the world present them as historically significant works of art. Featuring some of the most influential and innovative musicians and groups-- Germs, Black Flag, X, Fear, Circle Jerks, Alice Cooper, Lemmy, Poison and members of Aerosmith and KISS-- these riveting, unflinching, hard-core films adeptly captured the spirit of a major cultural phenomenon. Part I documents punk rock musicians' deliberate reaction to the mass commercialism of music. Part II takes a fast-paced look at the Heavy Metal scene of the late 80's. Part III profiles hard-core gutterpunks living homeless in Los Angeles and their music
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Disc 1. Bonus features: Never-before-seen footage: X signs contract, Tour of the Masque; never-before-seen performances: Fear, Germs, The Gears; additional extras: Henry Rollins interviews Spheeris, announcements, theatrical trailer; extended interviews: Black Flag, Darby's Apartment, X, Brendan Mullen, Nicole (Germs manager), Light Bulb KidsDisc 2. Bonus features: Optional audio commentary by Penelope Spheeris & Nadir D'Priest; extended interviews with: Aerosmith; Alice Cooper, Chris Holmes; Gene Simmons; Lemmy; Ozzy Ozbourne; Paul Stanley; theatrical trailerDisc 3. Bonus features: extended interviews with Flea, Keith Morris, Leonard Phillips (The Dickies), Rick Wilder (The Mau-Maus), Light Bulb Kids; additional extras: Behind the scenes, Gutterpunks, LA County Museum of Art panel: Decline 1 and III; premiere/movie introduction; Sundance interview with Spheeris; theatrical trailerDisc 4 (Bonus disc): Additional Decline II extended interviews: London, Megadeath, Odin, Poison, Gazzarri, Mega Crowd 87; Decline I news report; Decline II cruising the Strip; Decline II LA County Museum art panel; Decline III panel; Tawn Mastrey interviews Penelope Spheeris; Mark Toscano interviews Penelope Spheeris; Nadir and Lizzie; theatrical trailer Suburbia; extras' credits
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