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New Extras & Theatrical Screenings for “Decline of Western Civilization Collection” Box Set Out June 30

With anticipation building for the long-awaited June 30 release of Penelope Spheeris’ The Decline Of Western Civilization Collection, the first dates in a series of theatrical screenings have been announced, as well as an expanded slate of bonus features (all listed below).

 

Available in both Blu-ray and DVD formats as well as digitally, the 4-disc set will contain Penelope Spheeris’ The Decline Of Western Civilization (1980), Part II: The Metal Years (1988), and 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 a new audio commentary with director Penelope Spheeris and box set producer Anna Fox, a new commentary by Decline fan Dave Grohl, extended interviews and performances, and much, much more.

 

This is the first ever official Blu-ray, DVD or digital release of the films, which have been in demand for decades by fans worldwide. The box set features a new 2K high-definition scan of each film, supervised by Spheeris. The Decline Of Western Civilization Collection is available for pre-order on Amazon.com and ShoutFactory.com.

 

The Decline Of Western Civilization Theatrical Screenings:

June 19: BAMcinemaFest, Brooklyn, NY – Decline Part I (Penelope Spheeris Q&A)

June 25: Arclight Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA – Decline Part I (Penelope Spheeris Q&A)

June 27: Music Box Theatre, Chicago, IL – Decline Part I, Part II & Part III (Penelope Spheeris Q&A)

July 6: Coolidge Corner, Brookline, MA – Decline Part I

July 18: BAMcinemaFest, Brooklyn, NY – Decline Part II

Aug 2: Film Streams, Omaha, NE – Decline Part I

Aug 14 & 15: Jacob Burns Film Center: Pleasantville, NY – Decline Part I

Aug. 28 & 29: Jacob Burns Film Center: Pleasantville, NY – Decline Part II

More dates TBA

 

THE DECLINE OF WESTERN CIVILIZATION COLLECTION BONUS FEATURES

THE DECLINE OF WESTERN CIVILIZATION:

  • Audio Commentary with director Penelope Spheeris and box set producer Anna Fox
  • Audio Commentary by musician/filmmaker Dave Grohl
  • Extended interviews with the Bands – Black Flag, Germs, X
  • Additional band performances – Fear, Germs, The Gears
  • Additional interviews with the Light Bulb Kids
  • Henry Rollins interviews Penelope Spheeris
  • Extended interview Brendan Mullen, owner of The Masque
  • Extended interview with Germs Manager, Nicole
  • Theatrical Trailer

And more

 

THE DECLINE OF WESTERN CIVILIZATION PART II – THE METAL YEARS:

  • Audio Commentary director Penelope Spheeris and Nadir D’Priest (London)
  • Extended interviews – Aerosmith, Alice Cooper, Lemmy, Chris Holmes, Ozzy Osbourne, Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley and more
  • Theatrical Trailer

 

THE DECLINE OF WESTERN CIVILIZATION PART III:

  • Extended interviews with Flea, Leonard Phillips (The Dickies), Keith Morris, Rick Wilder
  • Additional interviews with the Light Bulb Kids
  • Sundance Film Festival interview with Penelope Spheeris
  • LA County Museum of Art Panel – DECLINE I and III
  • Behind the Scenes
  • Theatrical Trailer

And more

 

BONUS DISC

  • Extended interviews with the bands from DECLINE II – Megadeth, London, Odin
  • DECLINE I news report
  • DECLINE II cruising the strip
  • DECLINE III panel
  • LA County Museum of Art Panel – DECLINE II
  • Tawn Mastrey interviews Penelope Spheeris
  • Nadir and Lizzie interview
  • Theatrical Trailer for Penelope Spheeris’ SUBURBIA
  • Mark Toscano interviews Penelope Spheeris
  • And more
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