PRICE: $28.00
LOW STOCK LEVEL
1-2 Weeks
ARTIST
TITLE
Anarchy! McLaren Westwood Gang
FORMAT
2DVD/7"

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CATALOG #
CADIZ 148DVD CADIZ 148DVD
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RELEASE DATE
8/4/2017

"Anarchy! McLaren Westwood Gang is being released to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the birth of punk - director Phil Strongman was at the heart of the punk movement chronicling the period in the book, Pretty Vacant - A History Of UK Punk. Described as 'Fascinating' by Wendy Ide in The Observer, 'Interesting...shrewd' by Peter Bradshaw in The Guardian. Mike Wearing, producer of Edge of Darkness, called the film 'the Apocalypse Now of art documentaries', while Kieran Cashell of LIT hailed it as 'a masterpiece'. However, Anarchy! McLaren Westwood Gang is about so much more than the short lived punk phenomenon and explores the notion of Malcolm McLaren as the great architect of British punk. The film includes candid interviews with McLaren, some stunning unseen footage about his childhood, his 1960's activism, meeting with Vivienne Westwood, the Kings Road shops, and focuses on his key role in the punk 'anti-fashion' and the Sex Pistols and many others. Three films in one: it's a history of European Anarchism; a biog of McLaren and a compelling exposé of the real birth of the Sex Pistols (with contributions from The Clash, 101ers, Bow Wow Wow, Adam Ant, Boy George, Don Letts, Tony Wilson, Tracey Emin, Stuart Christie, Nick Egan, Vivienne Westwood). Anarchy! McLaren Westwood Gang is an authentic and remarkable document of a febrile moment in time that left such a long shadow over modern culture. A 2xDVD set featuring the film and also some great extra features, including the last ever filmed interview with McLaren. Additionally the set includes a 7 inch single contacting Malcolm McLaren speaking over music, a badge and a booklet with an with essay written by Flexipop! founder Barry Cain. Also included are a postcard signed by director Phil Strongman and a poster. This edition of Anarchy! McLaren Westwood Gang comes in a box with lift off lid featuring all original artwork by Jonny Halifax."