Decline of Western Civilization: Part II

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The second in Penelope Spheeris' trilogy, The Metal Years takes a fast-paced look at the outrageous Heavy Metal scene of the late 80s. Set in Los Angeles, the film explores fascinating portraits of struggling musicians, fans and star-struck groupies. Featuring Alice Cooper, Ozzy Osbourne, Poison and members of Aerosmith, Kiss and Motorhead as well as performances by Megadeth, Faster Pussycat, Lizzy Borden, London, Odin and Seduce, this raucous and entertaining chapter also chronicles the naivete of the striving bands, the endless flow of alcohol and drugs and the relentless sexism.

Poignant, wistful, sad and insightful, it's a brilliant look at a unique and timeless genre of music. It's a historically significant time capsule and it has come to define a generation of music lovers. It is both an expose and a fun, irreverent, indulgent, indescribably exciting ride. You shoulda lived it.

Special Features:

  • New 2K Scan Of The Original Film
  • Tawn Mastrey Interviews Penelope Spheeris
  • Never-Before-Seen Footage and Interviews
  • Audio Commentary by Nadir D'Priest and Penelope Spheeris

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