D.O.A.: A Right of Passage

D.O.A.: A Right of Passage

Sex Pistols
Director: Lech Kowalski Cast: Sex Pistols
Sex Pistols
, Sham 69
Sham 69
, Generation X
Generation X
Lech Kowalski

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Though principally a documentary of the Sex Pistols' 1978 American tour (the only one they did with Sid Vicious), Lech Kowalski's early-'80s film D.O.A. also covers the early punk scene as a whole. There is much footage of other early (and mostly British) punk bands, filmed far away from the Pistols' American tour, and interviews with other figures associated with the early punk scene. The Sex Pistols are seen performing much of their classic early repertoire in clubs and concert halls throughout the South, as well as at their final show in San Francisco. Other influential bands seen in the film include the Clash, the Dead Boys, the Rich Kids (with ex-Sex Pistol Glen Matlock), X-Ray Spex, Generation X, and Sham 69. There is extensive interview footage with Sid Vicious and his girlfriend, Nancy Spungen, shortly before their violent deaths, and scenes from the short life of failed British pub punk band Terry and the Idiots. Also included are interviews with members of the audience at the Sex Pistols shows, illustrating how reaction to the group ran the gamut from enthusiasm to venomous disapproval.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/18/2019
UPC: 0760137204190
Original Release: 1980
Source: Mvd Rewind
Region Code: 0
Presentation: [Color]
Time: 1:35:00
Sales rank: 27,725

Special Features

"Dead On Arrival: The Punk Documentary That Almost Never Was" - a feature length documentary about the making of D.O.A.: A Rite of Passage produced by award-winning filmmaker (and former MTV senior producer) Richard Schenkman and featuring exclusive new interviews with PUNK Magazine founder and Ramones cover-artist John Holmstrom, renowned music journalist Chris Salewicz, legendary photgrapher Roberta Bayley, Sex Pistols'; historian Mick O'Sea, former Rich Kid guitarist and Ultravox lead singer Midge Ure, and original D.O.A. crew members David King, Mary Killen, Rufus Standefer, plus never-before-seen interview footage of Pistols founder Malcolm McLaren.; Photo gallery; Original theatrical trailer (3:48)

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Sex Pistols Participant
Sham 69 Participant
Generation X Participant
X-Ray Spex Participant
Dead Boys Participant
Terry and the Idiots Participant
Decline and Fall of the Western World Participant
Iggy Pop Participant
Clash Participant
Rich Kids Participant

Technical Credits
Lech Kowalski Director,Cinematographer,Producer
Joe Biggs Camera Operator
Paul Bloom Co-producer
Robert Carrier Camera Operator
Peter Chapman Camera Operator
Raffi Ferruci Camera Operator
Jared Fitzgerald Camera Operator
Tom Forcade Producer
Val Kuklowsky Editor
Steven Menkin Producer
Rufus Standefer Camera Operator
Joe Sutherland Camera Operator
Ron Zimmerman Camera Operator

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- D.O.A.: A Right of Passage
1. Chapter 1
2. Chapter 2
3. Chapter 3
4. Chapter 4
5. Chapter 5
6. Chapter 6
7. Chapter 7
8. Chapter 8
9. Chapter 9
10. Chapter 10
11. Chapter 11
12. Chapter 12
1. Chapter 1
2. Chapter 2
3. Chapter 3
4. Chapter 4
5. Chapter 5
6. Chapter 6

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