In the mid-1970s, a revolution was ignited on the streets of New York and London. Almost overnight, punk shattered the status quo and continued to impact all future generations of youth culture. On January 11, 2011, Shout! Factory will release the long out-of-print documentary PUNK: Attitude, starring: Jello Biafra, Chryssie Hynde, Jim Jarmusch, David Johansen, Mick Jones, Wayne Kramer, Glen Matlock,Legs McNeil, Thurston Moore, Tommy Ramone, Henry Rollins, Captain Sensible, Paul Simonon, Siouxsie Sioux.
Directed by Don Letts, the film and its extensive bonus features, chronicle the origin of punk music and its socio-cultural and musical impact through interviews with key figures such as Henry Rollins, Thurston Moore, Jello Biafra, Chrissie Hynde and more. A must-have for fans of punk music, documentary aficionados and DVD collectors, the two-disc set of PUNK: Attitude is priced for everyone to own at $19.93.
With a cast of historic and modern figures in popular culture, the documentary ventures beyond the hype and explores the way punk music redefined popular music and fashion while legitimizing an independent, do-it-yourself attitude that inspired an entire generation of musicians, filmmakers, poets, photographers, fashion designers and graphic artists.
“With hindsight we are able to recognize it as part of an ongoing movement of counterculture,” says filmmaker Don Letts adding, “It is in that spirit that I made this film, not as a nostalgic look back, but rather a way to move forward. After all, if it happened before, it can happen again.”
PUNK: Attitude was officially released April 25, 2005 at the Tribeca Film Festival and later aired to critical acclaim on IFC. The DVD-set has long been out of print.
Where Are They Now?
Punk Family Tree
Henry Rollins Interview
Dave Goodman Feature
California Screamin’ “Behind The Masque”
Women In Punk
U.K. Vs. The U.S.
The Attitude/Spirit Of Punk
Punk On Culture And The Arts
The Punk Sound
U.S. Post Punk Documentary
L.A. Punk (Short Film By Dick Rude