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  • An MVD Exclusive
  • Format: DVD
  • UPC: 844493061663
  • Street Date: 07/06/18
  • PreBook Date: 06/01/18
  • Label: MVD VISUAL »
  • Genre: Alternative/Punk
  • Run Time: 84 mins
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Audio: STEREO
  • Year of Production: 2018
  • Director: William Badgly
  • Producers: William Badgly
  • Actors: Viv Albertine, Ari Up, Palmolive, Tessa Pollitt, Bruce Smith, Don Letts, Paul Cook, Dennis Bovell, Adrian Sherwood,
  • Box Lot: 25
  • Territory: USA & CANADA
  • Language: English


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Slits - Here To Be Heard: The Story Of The Slits

The story of the UK Punk Rock band The Slits (Deluxe UK Edition)

Slits - Here To Be Heard: The Story Of The Slits
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"HERE TO BE HEARD" The Story of The Slits" is a film about the world's first all girl punk band who formed in London in 1976, contemporaries of The Clash & The Sex Pistols, they are the pioneering godmothers of the musical movement known as "Punky Reggae". The film tells the story of the band and the lives of the women involved, from the bands inception in 1976 to the bands end in 2010 coinciding at the death of lead vocalist Ari Up. When Ari passed away she was working with SLITS tour manager and friend Jennifer Shagawat on a film about the band. After Ari passed and the film was still not completed Jennifer contacted her long time friend bill over at Molasses Manifesto to come on and help finish the project. Film includes Viv Albertine (SLITS Guitarist), Ari Up (Slits Vocalist), Palmolive (SLITS Founder/First Drummer), Tessa Pollitt (SLITS Bass Player), Bruce Smith (SLITS Second/PIL Drummer), Hollie Cook (SLITS Vocalist/Keyboards/Percussion), Vivien Goldman (NYU's Punk Professor), Don Letts (Former SLITS Manager/Punk Documentarian), Dennis Bovell (Producer of The SLITS album CUT), Paul Cook (Sex Pistols Drummer), Gina Birch (Raincoats Bass Player), Adrien Sherwood (Producer/Long time friend and collaborator of the band) and many more! Film includes previously unseen footage of the band, as well as photographs, & newspaper clippings.


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Bonus Materials

  • Storytime w/Tess Vol 1-6
  • Archive Reel 76-80
  • Photo Shoot 1981
  • Earthbeat Live 1981

Sales Points

  • Special edition version includes 20 minutes of extras and is packaged in a slipcase.

Press Quotes

Fizzes with excitement and proves a hearty celebration of their sheer magnificence and lasting influence

     —Record Collector Magazine

A fascinating glimpse at a group that thrived on defiance and unorthodox execution



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