Sex Pistols The Filth and the Fury R

The Filth and the Fury
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DVD Features:

  • 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
  • Audio:
    • 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:
    • Weblinks
    • PC Friendly

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Entertainment Reviews:

Certified Fresh95%

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Total Count: 40

Upright87%

AUDIENCE SCORE
User Ratings: 6,288
...The film has an appropriately grungy look....Overall, the Pistols come off as OK blokes...
USA Today
Oct 13, 2000
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
Chicago Sun-Times
Jan 1, 2000
Rating: 3/4 -- Loaded with great music and classic Sex Pistols moments. Full Review
Combustible Celluloid
Jul 25, 2003
Rating: 5/5 -- A stylish, and engrossing look at the brief punk error.
Nitrate Online
Apr 18, 2003
Rating: 3/5 -- Best for older teens, especially Sex Pistols fans. Full Review
Common Sense Media
Dec 28, 2010
Rating: short -- Temple's repetitive style grows tiresome. Full Review
Matinee Magazine
Mar 8, 2002
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
The Pitch
Nov 12, 2002

Product Description:

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.

Plot Synopsis:

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.

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Production Notes:

  • 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.
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  • Sales Rank: 814
  • UPC: 794043508622
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