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  • An MVD Exclusive
  • SKU: CLO0244
  • Format: Blu-ray
  • UPC: 889466024481
  • Street Date: 05/20/16
  • PreBook Date: 04/15/16
  • Label: Cleopatra »
  • Genre: Alternative/Punk
  • Run Time: 110 mins
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Audio: 5.1 SURROUND
  • Year of Production: 2015
  • Region Code: 0
  • Box Lot: 30
  • Territory: NORTH AMERICA
  • Language: English


Cast & Crew

  • Actors:
  •       Captain Sensible
  •       Rat Scabies
  •       Dave Vanian
  •       Brian James
  •       Roman Jugg
  •       Fred Armisen
  •       Jimmy Ashhurst
  •       Jello Biafra
  •       Gaye Black
  •       Clem Burke
  •       Jean-Jacques Burnel
  •       Lu Edmonds
  •       Steve Diggle
  •       Dave Gahan
  •       Jack Grisham
  •       Paul Gray
  •       Charlie Harper
  •       Dexter Holland
  •       Bi
  • Director: Wes Orshoski
  • Producer: Wes Orshoski
  • Producers: Wes Orshoski


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The Damned - Don't You Wish That We Were Dead

The story of the long-ignored pioneers of punk: The Damned

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From "Lemmy" filmmaker Wes Orshoski comes the story of the long-ignored pioneers of punk: The Damned, the first U.K. punks on wax and the first to cross the Atlantic. "THE DAMNED: Don't You Wish That We Were Dead" includes appearances from Chrissie Hynde, Mick Jones (The Clash), Lemmy and members of Pink Floyd, Black Flag, Depeche Mode, the Sex Pistols, Blondie, Buzzcocks, and more. Shot around the globe over three years, the film charts the band's complex history and infighting. It captures the band as it celebrated its 35th anniversary with a world tour and found its estranged former members striking out on their own anniversary tour, while other former members battled cancer.


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Bonus Materials

  • Captain Sensible takes viewers on a tour of Croydon, the south London town that gave rise to the Damned
  • Captain Sensible busks on the streets of Hollywood with actor/musician/comedian Fred Armisen, a huge Damned fan
  • The full story of the band's involvement and eventual ousting from the Sex Pistols' fabled Anarchy in the U.K. tour of 1976 is told in detail for the first time

Sales Points

  • In Edit Barcelona
  • Athens International Film Fest
  • CPH:DOX (Copenhagen International Documentary Film Fest)
  • World Premiere at SXSW Film Fest
  • Sheffield Doc Fest

Press Quotes

Raw, funny, intimate and at times heartbreakingly sad... The film certainly has its dark side but it is also an exhilarating account of what total commitment to the life of a rocker is all about... At times the intimacy of the film can almost be too much.

     —Dangerous Minds

At times hilarious and uncomfortable, this excellent film tells the story of one of the most important but unsung bands of the 1970s, seeking to reposition them in their rightful place alongside The Clash and Sex Pistols as the founding fathers of punk.


Orshoski's follow-up to 'Lemmy' belies its DIY process with a lively, expert assembly that draws on voluminous archival materials.


An entertaining, searingly honest depiction of the grievously overlooked punk legends. A tour de force

     —Hot Press


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