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Title The decline of western civilization collection / [films by Penelope Spheeris].

Publication Info. Los Angeles, CA : Shout Factory, [2015]


Location Call No. Status
 Enfield, Main Library - Audio-Visual Materials  DVD 781.66 DEC DISC 1-4    Check Shelf
 New Britain, Main Library - Audio-Visual Materials  DVD 781.66 D35 DISC 1-4    Check Shelf
 Southington Library - Adult  DVD 781.66 DECLINE DISC 1-4    Check Shelf
Description 4 videodiscs (279 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
digital optical rda
video file DVD video region 1 rda
Note Title from box set container.
Performer Disc 1: Featuring, Black Flag, Circle Jerks, Catholic Discipline, Fear, Alice Bag Band, Germs, X.
Disc 2: Featuring, Alice Cooper, Ozzy Osbourne, Poison, Megadeth, London, Odin, Faster Pussycat, Lizzy Borden, Seduce.
Disc 3: Featuring, Final Conflict, Naked Aggression, Litmus Green, The Resistance.
Credits Disc 2: Director of photography, Jeff Zimmerman ; editor, Earl Ghaffari.
Disc 3: Cinematography, Jamie Thompson ; editor, Ann Trulove ; score, Phil Suchomel.
Note Originally released as motion pictures in 1981, 1988, 1998.
System Details Disc 1: DVD; NTSC; region 1; full screen (1.33:1) presentation; Dolby digital mono and 5.1
Disc 2: DVD; NTSC; region 1; anamorphic widescreen (1.78:1) presentation; Dolby digital stereo and 5.1.
Disc 3: DVD; NTSC; region 1; anamorphic widescreen (1.78:1) presentation; Dolby digital stereo and 5.1.
Audience Discs 1 and 3: Not rated
Disc 2: MPAA rating: R.
Summary 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.
Contents disc 1. The decline of western civilization / produced and directed by Penelope Spheeris (1981) (100 min.) -- disc 2. The decline of western civilization : part II, the metal years / New Line Cinema presents a Penelope Spheeris film ; an I.R.S. World Media productoin ; produced by Jonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris ; directed by Penelope Spheeris (1988) (93 min.) -- disc 3. The decline of western civilization : part III / Spheeris Films, Inc. presents ; producer, Guy Louthan, Scott Wilder ; directed by Penelope Spheeris (1998) (86 min.) -- disc 4. Bonus disc.
Note 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 Kids.
Disc 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 trailer.
Disc 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 trailer.
Disc 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.
Language Discs 1-3: In English ; with optional English subtitles for the deaf and hearing impaired (SDH).
Subject Rock music -- 1981-1990.
Rock music -- 1991-2000.
Punk rock music.
Heavy metal (Music)
Rock musicians -- Interviews.
Genre/Form Documentary films.
Nonfiction films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Added Author Spheeris, Penelope, film producer, film director.
Cooper, Alice, 1948-
Osbourne, Ozzy, 1948-
Priore, Domenic, author.
Dayton, Jonathan, film producer.
Faris, Valerie, film producer.
Louthan, Guy J., film producer.
Wilder, Scott, film producer.
Black Flag (Musical group)
Circle Jerks (Musical group)
Catholic Discipline (Musical group)
Fear (Musical group)
Alice Bag Band.
Germs (Musical group)
X (Musical group)
Poison (Musical group)
Megadeth (Musical group)
London (Musical group)
Odin (Musical group)
Faster Pussycat (Musical group)
Lizzy Borden (Musical group)
Seduce (Musical group)
Final Conflict (Musical group)
Naked Aggression (Musical group)
Litmus Green (Musical group)
Resistance (Musical group)
New Line Cinema Corporation, production company.
I.R.S. World Media, production company.
Spheeris Films, Inc., production company.
Shout! Factory (Firm), publisher.
Standard No. 826663157864
Music No. SF 15786 Shout Factory (set)
DVD 15787 Shout Factory (disc 1)
DVD 15788 Shout Factory (disc 2)
DVD 15789 Shout Factory (disc 3)
DVD 15931 Shout Factory (disc 4)
SF 15786-B1 Shout Factory (book)
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