From cult director Alex Cox (Repo Man; Sid and Nancy) comes this modernised adaptation of Thomas Middleton's celebrated play from 1607. It tells the story of a man whose wife is murdered on... See full summary »
The previous commenter was fairly accurate. This doesn't have too much of a story, aside from a blind guy who has something to do with gangs (Mick Jones as a mob boss, who knew?), and then some other stuff happens, and all the while to Clash songs. Most of the songs are fairly like their better ska material off of Combat Rock, and a few off of London Calling. All are very cool songs and well adjusted to what's on screen, though what Strummer was going for is not too much more than a cinematic experiment. Which does not mean though that it is poorly filmed in the 16mm black and white style, as far as a silent film might go (if it had come out in the 1910's or 1920's it could've been done by Raoul Walsh or other). There is some hip humor thrown in ('Are you auditioning for the part of Black Superman?', plus anything to do with the porn, immature as it is), and even a couple of neat fights and perfect mugs and such, though it is the kind of thing that won't be missed by too many fans of the Clash- at least those that don't have the Essential Clash DVD. In the end it doesn't amount any more or less than a student might make with a few bucks and a lot of friends. But it could've been a lot worse, to put it another way, as opposed to a bunch of blokes getting together and making a gangster flick.
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