The Decline of Western Civilization Part II: The Metal Years
by Various Artists

It's more than's a way of life.
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  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 33 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Released: March 4, 2016
  • Originally Released: 1988
  • Label: Shout Factory

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Total Count: 9


User Ratings: 2,942
[The Sequel] focuses on the kind of extravagance that the kids in the first film were rebelling against, at least insofar as it manifested itself in stadium-ready rock 'n' roll and its brand-new baby brother, Full Review
Chicago Reader
Nov 9, 2017
Rating: 3.5/4 -- This is a well-made, observant documentary, with attitude to spare and plenty of justifiable laughs at the expense of its subjects. Full Review
TV Guide
Oct 23, 2009
Rather like watching a car wreck on the opposite side of a motorway. Full Review
Time Out
Oct 23, 2009
The filmmaker ultimately comes away with a portrait of hedonism and emptiness that's as sad as it is funny. Full Review
May 28, 2016
Spheeris has a keen eye for absurdity and her interviews with older, wiser rockers underline the fact that you can't put an old head on young shoulders. Full Review
Sydney Morning Herald
Oct 10, 2018
Thirty years on, there's no denying Spheeris' expertise in capturing a moment that could never exist exactly the same way ever again. Full Review
Jul 12, 2019
There's so little respect for the music that we never see or hear a number from beginning to end, and we rarely hear any of the musicians speak more than a few seconds at a time. Full Review
Chicago Reader
Oct 23, 2009

Product Description:

Filmmaker Penelope Spheeris scans the heavy-metal music scene: Alice Cooper, Lizzy Borden, Poison, Aerosmith, Kiss, Ozzy Osbourne.

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  • UPC: 826663165555
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