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The Decline of Western Civilization
by Various Artists

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DVD Details

  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 40 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released: March 4, 2016
  • Originally Released: 1981
  • Label: Shout Factory

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Entertainment Reviews:


Total Count: 21


User Ratings: 2,666
The film's greatest strength is Spheeris' knack for fitting comfortably in with her subjects; it's clear they trust her, which enables her to capture the rawness on tape. Full Review
Feb 28, 2019
Rating: 5/5 -- This was the first time anyone had seen a mosh pit on-screen, and Spheeris somehow gets right in the scrum, capturing a blur of flailing bodies. Full Review
Japan Times
Jul 18, 2016
The ingenuity and appeal of this bizarre, riveting and compelling film lie in its value as reportage. Full Review
Boston Globe
Apr 27, 2018
Rating: 3/5 -- This often-fascinating slice of rock history wisely avoids high-profile punk groups, and instead opts for bands who are still struggling to pay their rent. Full Review
TV Guide
Jul 18, 2016
The interviews are mostly very funny, probably not always intentionally so. It's far from unmissable, but it's valuable rock history with some great noise. Full Review
Time Out
Jan 26, 2006
Director Penelope Spheeris neither champions, patronizes nor condescends to the participants' stylized fury. The result is a film that will appeal equally to the furious and the curious, assuming that both enter the arena with an open mind. Full Review
Washington Post
May 10, 2019
A bracing, stimulating and technically superb close-up look at the LA punk scene, pic is pitched at a perfect distance to allow for simultaneous engagement in the music and spectacle, and for rueful contemplation of what it all might mean. Full Review
Mar 26, 2009

Product Description:

Director Penelope Spheeris surveys the late-1970s Los Angeles punk scene: X, Black Flag, Fear, Germs, Catholic Discipline, Alice Bag Band.

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