Decline of Western Civilization hits screens and Blu-ray

Decline of Western Civilization is one of the great documentary projects of our times. The exploration into punk and metal is one of those films that fascinates even if you don’t care for the music. Penelope Spheeris gets into the lifestyle off the stage. The documentaries along with the third rarely seen installment are coming to Blu-ray on June 30. In addition to the home version there will be chances to experience the films in theaters across the country. There’s also bonus features including Dave Grohl commentary track. Here’s the Shout! Factory press release on the theaters and bonus features:

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THEATRICAL SCREENINGS AND
ADDITIONAL BONUS FEATURES ANNOUNCED FOR
SHOUT! FACTORY’S JUNE 30 BOX SET
THE DECLINE OF WESTERN CIVILIZATION COLLECTION

Los Angeles, CA – (May 26, 2015) 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 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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