The Decline Of Western Civilization trilogy will be released as a Deluxe Box Set on 30 June through Shout! Factory.
The four-disc set will be available in both Blu-ray and DVD formats, and will contain Penelope Spheeris‘ “The Decline Of Western Civilization” (1980), “The Decline Of Western Civilization Part II: The Metal Years” (1988) and “The Decline Of Western Civilization Part III” (1998), a 40-page book containing an essay written by rock historian Domenic Priore (“Riot On Sunset Strip: Rock ‘N’ Roll’s Last Stand In Hollywood”), rare stills, and bonus features, including extended interviews, a commentary recorded by Dave Grohl in February 2015, and more. This is the first-ever official Blu-ray or DVD release of the films. The set is available for pre-order on Amazon.com and ShoutFactory.com. Spheeris says, “I am so grateful to the fans of these films, and the bands that appeared in them, for their loyalty and patience,” she said. “This is my life’s work, and I like to think that when I go to my grave, ‘The Decline’ is what I’ll be remembered for.”
Special features include:
* New 2K scan of each film supervised by director Penelope Spheeris * Commentary by Dave Grohl * Tawn Mastrey of KNAC interviews Penelope Spheeris * Never-before-seen original footage, performances and interviews * Mark Toscano of the Academy Film Archive interviews Penelope Spheeris * Theatrical trailers * 40-page booklet featuring rare stills and text by Domenic Priore
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