Decline of the Western Civilization Collection (Shout Factory) (Blu-Ray)

$49.99

Penelope Spheeris’ The Decline Of Western Civilization was perceived as shocking and outrageous at the time of its original release in 1981 and its two follow-up films were no less extraordinary and revealing. Today, museums and educational institutions around the world present them as a historically significant works of art. Featuring some of the most influential and innovative musicians and groups of all time – Germs, Black Flag, X, Fear, Circle Jerks, Alice Cooper and Ozzy Osbourne, these riveting, unflinching and hard-core films adeptly captured the spirit of a major cultural phenomenon.

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‘A bracing, stimulating and technically superb close-up look at the L.A. punk scene.’ – Variety

Penelope Spheeris’ The Decline Of Western Civilization was perceived as shocking and outrageous at the time of its original release in 1981 and its two follow-up films were no less extraordinary and revealing. Today, museums and educational institutions around the world present them as a historically significant works of art. Featuring some of the most influential and innovative musicians and groups of all time – Germs, Black Flag, X, Fear, Circle Jerks, Alice Cooper and Ozzy Osbourne, these riveting, unflinching and hard-core films adeptly captured the spirit of a major cultural phenomenon.

Now for the first time, all three films are available in one deluxe box set. And while all three films have been restored in high definition, they are in keeping with the feel of the rebellious times in which they were shot. Here’s an immersive tour of in-your-face filmmaking and music.

 

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Bonus Features

New 2K Scan Of Each Film Supervised By Director Penelope Spheeris

Commentary By Dave Grohl

Tawn Mastrey Of KNAC Interviews Penelope Spheeris

Never-Before-Seen Original Footage, Performances and Interviews

Mark Toscano Of The Academy Film Archive Interviews Penelope Spheeris

Theatrical Trailers

40-Page Booklet Featuring Rare Stills And Text By Domenic Priore

And More…

 

 

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Weight 16 oz