Sex Pistols The Filth and the Fury
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- Rated: R
- Closed captioning available
- Run Time: 1 hours, 43 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: October 10, 2000
- Originally Released: 1999
- Label: New Line Home Video
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Snap Case
- Aspect Ratio: Letterbox - 1.78
- Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.85
- Dolby Digital Stereo 2.0 - English
- Additional Release Material:
- Audio Commentary: Julien Temple - Director
- Shorts: Original Documentary UN-DEFINING PUNK
- Trailers: Theatrical Trailer
- Interactive Features:
- Interactive Menus
- DVD-ROM Features:
- PC Friendly
Performers, Cast and Crew:
|Featured:||Sid Vicious, Steve Jones, Malcolm McLaren, Paul Cook & Glen Matlock|
|Directed by||Julien Temple|
Rating: 3/4 -- Unlike most rock documentaries that rely on abundant concert imagery and studio outtakes, Filth is less concerned with the music than the setting that produced it. Full Review
...[Temple] cobbles together the story of the Pistols' rise and fall in a manner that echoes the group's spirit... -- Rating: A- - Editor's Choice
Rating: A+ -- "The Filth and the Fury" is the first punk rock documentary to lay out, in an editorial style, a thorough linear account of the last major musical movement of the twentieth century by way of that genre's fiercest example. Full Review
Rating: 3/4 -- Loaded with great music and classic Sex Pistols moments. Full Review
...The film has an appropriately grungy look....Overall, the Pistols come off as OK blokes...
Rating: 3.5/4 -- To see this film's footage from the '70s is to see the beginning of much of pop and fashion iconography for the next two decades. Full Review
...To see this film's footage from the '70s is to see the beginning of much of pop and fashion iconography for the next two decades...
Julien Temple's second documentary profiling punk rock pioneers the Sex Pistols is an enlightening, entertaining trip back to a time when the punk movement was just discovering itself. Featuring archival footage, never-before-seen performances, rehearsals, and recording sessions as well as interviews with group members who lived to tell the tale--including the one and only John Lydon (aka Johnny Rotten)-- THE FILTH AND THE FURY is a relevant viewing experience for those unfamiliar with the band; for fans, it's mandatory viewing.
A documentary about the British punk rock band the Sex Pistols, THE FILTH AND THE FURY puts the band's story in the context of 1970s Britain. Depicted as a time when pop culture was clownish and sociopolitical divisions were exacerbated by hypocrisy in the government and angst among the people, the film mixes archival footage of 1970s television broadcasts and commercials with live footage of Sex Pistols concerts, interviews with the band, and animated excerpts from director Julien Temple's classic 1980 documentary, SEX PISTOLS: THE GREAT ROCK AND ROLL SWINDLE. This filmic collage also provides comic relief when the band's nihilistic mantra gets heavy. Which is not to say that the movie makes light of the Sex Pistols story. Its intelligent, reflective narration is given in current-day voice-overs from band members John Lydon (aka Johnny Rotten), Paul Cook, Steve Jones, Glen Matlock, and manager Malcolm McLaren. Also included are interviews with bassist Sid Vicious, who died of a heroin overdose in 1979. The film puts the British punk era into 21st-century perspective, hitting on everything from management discrepancies to "over-partying" to the how and why of the way the Sex Pistols wielded such enormous influence with their anti-establishment venom.
Punk Rock | Documentary | Theatrical Release | Rock | Hardcore Punk | Pop / Rock | Rock Documentaries | 1970s | Rock Legends | Punk Rockers | Archival Footage | Interviews | Biographical | Great Britain
- Theatrical release date: March 29, 2000 (N.Y.); April 21, 2000 (L.A.); April 28, 2000 (limited).
- Matt Zoller Seitz of the New York Press, Paul Tatara of cnn.com, and Owen Gleiberman of Entertainment Weekly named THE FILTH AND THE FURY one of the 10 best films of 2000.
- The Online Film Critics Society named THE FILTH AND THE FURY Best Documentary of 2000.
- Sales Rank: 8,381
- UPC: 794043508622
- Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
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