The Filth and the Fury

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Alliance Home Video | March 11, 2008 | DVD

The Filth and the Fury is rated 5 out of 5 by 1.

Out of 1970s England rose a clamour of anger and anarchy. A group of downtrodden lads — John Lydon (aka Johnny Rotten), Paul Cook, Steve Jones, Glen Matlock and Sid Vicious — raged against the establishment and became the frontrunners of a new form of musical expression: Punk Rock. A reaction to self-indulgent, overproduced, early ’70s progressive, or “Art” Rock (Rotten was known for wearing an “I Hate Pink Floyd” t-shirt), Punk became the first musical form since the ’60s to shake up the system. Filmmaker Julien Temple covered the band in their hey-day, creating the unforgettable Sex Pistols: The Great Rock and Roll Swindle. The Filth and the Fury, a nostalgic look at the pioneers of the  safety-pin-in-the-cheek set, is an insightful and revealing biography that explores the Pistols early days, their meteoric rise to fame and their all-too swift drug-fuelled demise. With archival footage, never-before-seen performances, rehearsals, recording sessions and interviews with band survivors, this is the definitive Pistols DVD that fans — and old Punks — will cherish.

 

Video Release: March 11, 2008

Theatrical Release: 2000

Runtime: 103

Rating: R (MPAA)

Studio: Alliance Home Video

UPC: 794043508622

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great movie two thumbs up! I saw this movie for the first time and proud to have seen it. The movie was so good i went out of my way and bought the book i suggest you do the same!
Date published: 2003-04-07

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The Filth and the Fury

Featured Sex Pistols, The Sex Pistols

Video Release: March 11, 2008

Theatrical Release: 2000

Runtime: 103

Rating: R (MPAA)

Studio: Alliance Home Video

UPC: 794043508622


Edition Description
  • Dolby Surround
  • Closed Captioned
  • Color
  • Runtime: 103 minutes
  • NTSC (Canada and USA)
  • Wide Screen
  • Originally in English
  • Released in English

Synopsis

A documentary about the British punk rock band the Sex Pistols, THE FILTH AND THE FURY puts the band's story in the context of 1970s Britain. Depicted as a time when pop-culture was clownish, and sociopolitical divisions were exacerbated by hypocrisy in the government and angst among the people, director Temple mixes archival footage of 70s television broadcasts and commercials with live footage of Sex Pistols concerts, interviews with the band, and animated excerpts from his 1980 documentary, SEX PISTOLS: THE GREAT ROCK AND ROLL SWINDLE. This filmic collage also provides comic relief when the band's nihilistic mantra gets heavy. Which is not to say that the movie makes light of the Sex Pistols story. Its intelligent, reflective narration is given in current-day voice-overs from band members John Lydon (aka Johnny Rotten), Paul Cook, Steve Jones, Glen Matlock, and manager Malcolm McLaren. Also included are interviews with bassist Sid Vicious, who died of a heroin overdose in 1979. The film puts the British punk era into 21st Century perspective, hitting on everything from management discrepancies to "over-partying," to the how and why of the way the Sex Pistols wielded such enormous influence with their anti-establishment venom.

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IN THEATRES: MARCH 29, 2000 (NY) APRIL 21, 2000 (LA) APRIL 28, 2000 (LIMITED) Documentary profiling punk rock pioneers The Sex Pistols, featuring archival footage as well as interviews with group members who lived to tell the tale.

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IN THEATRES: MARCH 29, 2000 (NY) APRIL 21, 2000 (LA) APRIL 28, 2000 (LIMITED)
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