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The Decline of Western Civilization, + Part II The Metal Years

5 March 2016 9:56 AM, PST | Trailers from Hell | See recent Trailers from Hell news »

The formidable Penelope Spheeris penetrates L.A.'s punk and glam rock scenes, connecting with surly malcontents that would greet a normal docu with flipped fingers and snarled four-letter words. The result is much more than a collection of rare music performances. Things are as loud, as profane and as twisted as ever.   The Decline of Western Civilization + The Decline of Western Civilization Part II The Metal Years Blu-ray Shout! Factory Color Street Date March 4, 2016 Sold separately 19.98 Written and Directed by Penelope Spheeris

Reviewed by Glenn Erickson

Unless my memory is completely fried, I remember Penelope Spheeris as a busy Ta in the film department at UCLA around 1974-'75. The upstairs editing area had but one pay telephone, and she was on it constantly, making deals. The active and connected Ms. Spheeris was even then something of a celebrity around the department. Years later her connections with various L.A. »

- Glenn Erickson

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