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The Decline of Western Civilization, DVD DVD

The Decline of Western Civilization DVD

Directed by Penelope Spheeris



Collection of all three documentaries in 'The Decline of Western Civilization' series by Penelope Spheeris.

In the first part, 'The Decline of Western Civilization' (1981), Spheeris looks at the hardcore punk scene taking over Los Angeles, focusing on bands including Black Flag, Circle Jerks and The Germs. 'The Decline of Western Civilization Part II: The Metal Years' (1988) looks at the emergence of metal bands Motörhead and Megadeth as well as the more rock-oriented Alice Cooper, Kiss and Aerosmith.

In the final part, 'The Decline of Western Civilization Part III' (1998), Spheeris investigates the culture of the 'gutter punks', the homeless teenagers of Los Angeles who opted for anarchy over societal rules.



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