Punk: Attitude

Punk: Attitude

Director: Don Letts Cast: Jim Jarmusch, Chrissie Hynde, Henry Rollins
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Punk: Attitude

Frequent Clash collaborator and Big Audio Dynamite member Don Letts directed this documentary on the history and global impact of punk rock, and the feature has been given an appreciative DVD release by Capital Entertainment. Punk: Attitude was shot on high-definition video and has been transferred to disc in letterboxed format at the widescreen ratio of 16 x 9, and is also enhanced for anamorphic play on high-definition widescreen monitors. The audio has been mastered in Dolby Digital Stereo; the interviews and narration are in English with optional subtitles in English, French, and Spanish. The package includes a treasure trove of bonus materials, including a bonus documentary on the Los Angeles punk scene, an interview with Sex Pistols producer and soundman Dave Goodman, biographies and updates on the artists profiled, and a "family tree" feature which allows users to examine other groups the artists have been in (though the trees don't appear to be very extensive or comprehensive). Over two hours of additional interview footage has been included on a bonus disc, which is grouped thematically around a variety of topics. And the handsome package includes a replica of issue number seven (from 1977) of the seminal British punk fanzine Sniffin' Glue, which includes an interview with one Don Letts. Anyone interested in the formative years of punk rock, both in the United States and Britain, will enjoy this film and have fun with the DVD. (Though Letts and his crew ought to know that the band called the Teen Idols pictured in the movie isn't Ian MacKaye's The Teen Idles, who are the group being discussed on the soundtrack!)

Product Details

Release Date: 09/06/2005
UPC: 0187323000082
Original Release: 2005
Source: Capital Ent Inc
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby Digital Stereo]
Time: 4:30:00

Special Features

Over two hours of extra footage

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jim Jarmusch Interviewee
Chrissie Hynde Interviewee
Henry Rollins Participant
Sylvain Sylvain Participant
Arthur Kane Participant
David Johansen Participant
John Sinclair Participant
Tommy Ramone Participant
James Chance Participant
Sex Pistols Participant
Clash Participant
Ramones Participant
Black Flag Participant
Patti Smith Participant
X-Ray Spex Participant
Damned Participant
Dead Kennedys Participant
Siouxsie and the Banshees Participant
Slits Participant
New York Dolls Participant
Stooges Participant
MC5 Participant

Technical Credits
Don Letts Director,Screenwriter
Alison Palmer Bourke Executive Producer
Anouk Fontaine Producer
Julie Goldman Executive Producer
Pete Kalhan Executive Producer
Krysanne Katsoolis Executive Producer
Steve Miller Editor
Louis Mulvey Cinematographer
Dominic Saville Executive Producer
Evan Shapiro Executive Producer
Caroline Stevens Executive Producer
Laura Traill Executive Producer
Lara VonAhlefelt Executive Producer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Punk: Attitude
1. All it Takes... [7:51]
2. From Detroit to the Dolls [8:42]
3. New York Starts to Bubble... [4:51]
4. Patti, Hell and the Ramones [8:59]
5. The UK Ignites [10:14]
6. Vicious and the Clash [7:38]
7. The Slits the Roxy and the 'Tabloid Punks' [11:29]
8. No Wave and the Punky Hip-Hop Party [5:39]
9. Hardcore and More [10:40]
10. The Years That Punk Broke (USA) [5:26]
11. Punk is an Attitude [4:21]
12. Credits [2:06]

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Guest More than 1 year ago
Especially if you're a fan of punk, you'll most likely LOVE this documentary. Great perspective, lots of AWESOME interviews, and it details lots of the great punk bands that spun off of originals like the Ramones and Pistols.