Okay, so we’ve all probably seen all or parts of Penelope Spheeris’ groundbreaking Decline of Western Civilization documentaries in one form or another, particularly since the advent of YouTube. Hell, I’m fairly certain we posted “Volume Three” on these here pages a bunch of years ago. At long last, however, the films are finally getting commercially released!
Shout! Factory has announced a June 30 release date for all three documentaries, which chronicle the early West Coast punk scene, the 80s metal scene, and the gutter punk scene (in that order). Pre-orders for all three (as a set) are available right here on both DVD and Blu Ray. the films are newly restored and presented in high definition, and the release bundle features commentary from Dave Grohl (because seriously, why wouldn’t it), and a 40-page featuring rare photos and words from author and historian Domenic Priore.