The Decline of Western Civilization 2: The Metal Years

The Decline of Western Civilization 2: The Metal Years

Director: Penelope Spheeris Cast: Anthony Joseph Perry, Steven Tyler, Alice Cooper

DVD (Color / Wide Screen)

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Ozzy Osbourne, Gene Simmons, and Aerosmith's Joe Perry and Steven Tyler are among the Heavy Metal artists interviewed in The Decline of Western Civilization 2: The Metal Years. This follow-up to filmmaker Penelope Spheeris' classic 1981 "punk" documentary The Decline of Western Civilization is a bit more reflective and word-dominated than its predecessor, but no less entertaining. One striking aspect of the film is its before-and-after comparisons of the impact of MTV. Heavy Metal newcomers tend to overpraise the cable service, while the "oldsters" implicitly decry the mainstreaming-and in some cases, homogenizing--of their best work. Interestingly, Spheeris' own style has become more mainstream in the years since Decline of Western Civilization, thanks to experience gleaned on such dramatic films as Hollywood Vice Squad (1986) and Dudes (1987).

Product Details

Release Date: 03/04/2016
UPC: 0826663165555
Original Release: 1988
Source: Shout Factory
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen, Color]
Sound: [Dolby Digital Stereo, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time: 1:33:00
Sales rank: 31,897

Special Features

Tawn Mastrey interview Penelope Spheeris; Never-before-seen footage and interviews; Audio commentary by Nadir D'Priest and Penelope Spheeris

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Anthony Joseph Perry Participant
Steven Tyler Participant
Alice Cooper Participant
Gene Simmons Participant
Paul Stanley Participant
Lemmy Participant
Ozzy Osbourne Participant
Chris Holmes Participant
Faster Pussycat Participant
Lizzy Borden Participant
London Participant
Megadeth Participant
Odin Participant
Seduce Participant
Gene Allen Participant
Mark Burns Participant
Brian West Participant
Jeff Young Participant
Lisa Axelrod Participant
Michele Bronson Participant
Kerry Fox Participant
Matthew James Participant
Mary Laroche Participant
Teri Weigel Participant
Julie Wilson Participant
Roxanne Kernohan Participant
Debra Beatty Participant

Technical Credits
Penelope Spheeris Director
Paul Colichman Executive Producer
Miles A. Copeland Producer
Jonathan Dayton Producer
Earl Ghaffari Editor
Mark Hanes Sound/Sound Designer
Julio Macat Cinematographer
Jeff Zimmerman Cinematographer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The Decline of Western Civilization Part II: The Metal Years
1. Chapter 1 [6:42]
2. Chapter 2 [3:48]
3. Chapter 3 [8:11]
4. Chapter 4 [7:13]
5. Chapter 5 [4:22]
6. Chapter 6 [11:06]
7. Chapter 7 [8:49]
8. Chapter 8 [10:14]
9. Chapter 9 [8:34]
10. Chapter 10 [8:32]
11. Chapter 11 [4:58]
12. Chapter 12 [:20]
13. Chapter 13 [10:13]

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