The Decline of Western Civilization Part II: The Metal Years
by Various Artists

It's more than's a way of life.
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  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 33 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released: March 4, 2016
  • Originally Released: 1988
  • Label: Shout Factory

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Total Count: 9


User Ratings: 2,942
Fascinating. Full Review
Oct 23, 2009
There's so little respect for the music that we never see or hear a number from beginning to end, and we rarely hear any of the musicians speak more than a few seconds at a time. Full Review
Chicago Reader
Oct 23, 2009
Rating: 3/5 -- For all the amusingly fatuous remarks heard here -- and Miss Spheeris has a great ear for these -- the overriding dimness of most of the fans and musicians is frightening. Full Review
New York Times
Oct 23, 2009
Thirty years on, there's no denying Spheeris' expertise in capturing a moment that could never exist exactly the same way ever again. Full Review
Jul 12, 2019
[The Sequel] focuses on the kind of extravagance that the kids in the first film were rebelling against, at least insofar as it manifested itself in stadium-ready rock 'n' roll and its brand-new baby brother, Full Review
Chicago Reader
Nov 9, 2017
Rather like watching a car wreck on the opposite side of a motorway. Full Review
Time Out
Oct 23, 2009
Rating: 3.5/4 -- This is a well-made, observant documentary, with attitude to spare and plenty of justifiable laughs at the expense of its subjects. Full Review
TV Guide
Oct 23, 2009

Product Description:

Filmmaker Penelope Spheeris scans the heavy-metal music scene: Alice Cooper, Lizzy Borden, Poison, Aerosmith, Kiss, Ozzy Osbourne.

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  • UPC: 826663165555
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