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PISTOL Series DVD ALL 6 Episodes 3 DVD Set – REGION FREE SEX PISTOLS Steve Jones

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Background: Based on the memoir of Steve Jones “Lonely Boy: Tales From A Sex Pistol”,, the legendary Sex Pistols guitarist who helped usher in a punk revolution in Britain. In 2021, while the series was still in production, Sex Pistols frontman, John Lydon criticized the series, branding it as “The most disrespectful shit I’ve ever had to endure”. Shortly after, Lydon had filed a lawsuit against former bandmates Steve Jones, Paul Cook, Glen Matlock and the estate of Sid Vicious, in order to stop the Sex Pistols music from being used in the series. On August 23, 2021, it was revealed that Lydon had lost the legal battle and the Sex Pistols music was allowed to be used in the series

Series Description:  Pistol is a six-episode limited series about a rock and roll revolution and is directed by Danny Boyle, available exclusively on DVD here at MVR. “The furious, raging storm at the center of this revolution are the Sex Pistols – and at the center of this series is Sex Pistols’ founding member and guitarist, Steve Jones. Jones’ hilarious, emotional and at times heart-breaking journey guides us through a kaleidoscopic telling of three of the most epic, chaotic and mucus-spattered years in the history of music. Based on Jones’ memoir Lonely Boy: Tales from a Sex Pistol, this is the story of a band of spotty, noisy, working-class kids with “no future,” who shook the boring, corrupt Establishment to its core, threatened to bring down the government and changed music and culture forever.”

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Episode Description:

1. Episode 1 “Track 1: the cloak of invisibility” Air Date: May 31 2022: Desperate to escape the bleak future that society has decreed for him, Steve Jones convinces Malcolm McLaren to manage his band, The Swankers; but Steve discovers that his Cloak of Invisibility cannot shield him from the audience’s gaze. In mid-1970s economically depressed London, Steve Jones is a homeless young man trying to create a rock band. Vivienne Westwood allows him to borrow edgy clothing from her boutique, SEX. Her romantic and business partner Malcolm McLaren decides to manage the band. Steve pursues Chrissie Hynde, even though she’s dating music critic Nick Kent. Chrissie has her own ambitions to be in a band. When Steve breaks into the Hammersmith Odeon, he’s caught and pleads guilty to the charges. However, Malcolm testifies that Steve is a promising employee, sparing him from time in prison. Malcolm rebrands the band as “Kutie Jones and his Sex Pistols” and arranges their first concert. During the performance, Steve has an attack of stage fright and runs out of the venue. Steve admits to drummer Paul Cook that he has low self-esteem.

2. Episode 2 “Track 2: rotten” Air Date: May 31 2022: As Steve grasps his final chance and attempts to learn guitar in five days, a fury named Johnny Rotten arrives on the scene and the Sex Pistols are born. SEX boutique employee Jordan commutes to work in radical punk fashion and makes conservative people around her uncomfortable. Steve, however, admires her confidence. Malcolm makes Steve the band’s new guitarist, and hires the eccentric John Lydon as the new singer. John suggests the band be renamed just “Sex Pistols.” Chrissie meets with Mick Jones, but their musical collaboration doesn’t pan out. Malcolm leases a warehouse as a rehearsal space on Denmark Street. Steve begins living there and quickly learns to play the guitar. During a band meeting, Steve nicknames John “Johnny Rotten” for his bad teeth. As a result, John asks Sid Vicious to join the band so he’ll have a friend to stick up for him. Bassist Glen Matlock arranges a gig at Saint Martin’s School of Art, where he’s a student. Sid introduces himself to Malcolm, and Vivienne believes he’d be a good addition. The Sex Pistols insist on using their own amp at the gig, angering the headlining band and leading to a brawl. The episode is dedicated to Jordan, who died the month before broadcast.

3. Episode 3 “Track 3: bodies” Air Date: May 31 2022: As Steve and Chrissie Hynde begin to make more than just music, the Pistols begin to wreak anarchy in the U.K.; Johnny Rotten takes deeper inspiration from a grieving young woman. The band struggles to come up with new material and is on the verge of breaking up. News presenter Reginald Bosanquet buys racy underwear from SEX. John struggles to find his voice as a singer until Vivienne explains the philosophy behind her fashion designs. An impromptu jam session results in “Anarchy in the U.K.” and the band plays a successful gig at HM Prison Chelmsford. [1] Chrissie arranges a sham marriage with Steve for visa purposes, but he stands her up. John volunteers to take Steve’s place, but backs out when Nick gets angry about the situation. Steve and John both encounter a mentally ill fan called Pauline, who was raped by a hospital orderly and carries her aborted fetus in a carpet bag. John tells her to give the baby a decent burial, and she inspires him to write the lyrics to the song “Bodies”.

4. Episode 4 “Track 4: pretty vaaaycunt” Air Date: May 31 2022: The idyllic success is soon obliterated when the band shocks the nation; the media frenzy causes egos to explode; Steve is emotionally blackmailed by Malcom into replacing bassist Glen Matlock with glorious looking, but musically inept, Sid Vicious. The band tours Northern England and they bond on the beach at a posh hotel. Glen says he admires Steve for starting the band. Vivienne changes the name of her store to Seditionaries. The band visits the new Glitterbest office, where Malcolm produces their contract with record label EMI. The band and some of their followers spark a national fervor when they curse on air during an interview on Thames Television after being provoked by Bill Grundy. The Sex Pistols contend with physical attacks by angry citizens, and John is slashed with a broken bottle at a club. EMI drops the band, but Glitterbest retains the advance. Malcolm’s family is assaulted in their home, leading him to realize the band “matters.” The Pistols are banned from playing throughout much of Britain, but they get signed to A&M Records. Malcolm convinces Steve to fire Glen due to him not fitting the band’s image. John reveals that Sid Vicious is the new bass player.

5. Episode 5 “Track 5: nancy & sid” Air Date: May 31 2022: As Nancy and Sid’s love ignites, Sid becomes increasingly lost to heroin and violence; a plan is hatched to get rid of Nancy, but on a riverboat stunt during the Queen’s Jubilee to promote “God Save the Queen,” chaos takes hold. Britain prepares to celebrate the Queen’s 1977 Silver Jubilee. Sid meets Nancy Spungen, and they spiral into a codependent relationship and heroin addiction. The band’s first single “God Save the Queen” is released. The band is dropped by A&M after Sid assaults Bob Harris of The Old Grey Whistle Test. Richard Branson signs the band to Virgin Records, and they record the album Never Mind the Bollocks, Here’s the Sex Pistols. Sid isn’t in the studio because he contracts hepatitis. Steve, Paul, Helen, and Chrissie get Nancy high on heroin and put her on a plane back to the United States. Sid is discharged from the hospital, and the band plays a concert on a riverboat to promote the single. When Nancy returns to London, John tells Sid that Steve tried to get rid of her, although he ultimately blames Malcolm. “God Save the Queen” reaches number one on the charts, but radio still won’t play it. Chrissie breaks off her relationship with Steve.

6. Episode 6 “Track 6: who killed bambi?” Air Date: May 31 2022: Malcolm tries to ruin the Pistols by touring in the South, where they’re reviled; Sid becomes lead singer; Steve desperately tries to hold the band together, but Nancy is found murdered in a New York City hotel room, and Sid is the main suspect. The band tours the American South to raucous results. Sid goes into heroin withdrawal and resorts of self harm. While in San Francisco, John runs our of patience for Malcolm’s antics. When Steve won’t fire Malcolm, John quits the band. Malcolm promotes Sid to lead singer. Chrissie has a new band, The Pretenders. The Sex Pistols work on the film Who Killed Bambi? Sid discovers Nancy has been stabbed to death in their Hotel Chelsea bathroom. He’s charged with her murder and released on bail. A year later, in 1979, he dies of a heroin overdose. Steve and Malcolm clash over how things turned out. Vivienne says they’re both lost little boys. Steve injects heroin, hallucinates a conversation with John, and they make amends. A flashback shows the band performing at a Christmas Day benefit concert in Huddersfield, Yorkshire for striking firemen and their families. The band is in fine form and show great camaraderie.

Total running time is approximately 4 hours 30 Minutes (Original visual format is 4:3)

CAST:

Maisie Williams … Jordan 6 episodes, 2022
Dylan Llewellyn … Wally Nightingale 6 episodes, 2022
Louis Partridge … Sid Vicious 6 episodes, 2022
Emma Appleton … Nancy Spungen 6 episodes, 2022
Anson Boon … Johnny Rotten 6 episodes, 2022
Toby Wallace … Steve Jones 6 episodes, 2022
Sydney Chandler … Chrissie Hynde 6 episodes, 2022
Iris Law … Soo Catwoman 6 episodes, 2022
Jay Simpson … Ron Dambagella 6 episodes, 2022
Beth Dillon … Siouxsie Sioux 6 episodes, 2022
Christian Lees … Glen Matlock 6 episodes, 2022
Zachary Goldman … Billy Idol 6 episodes, 2022
Razan Nassar … Simone Thomas 6 episodes, 2022
Toby Woolf … Young Steve 6 episodes, 2022
Jacob Slater … Paul Cook 6 episodes, 2022
Ben Sardeson … Bertie Berlin Bromley 6 episodes, 2022
Andrew May-Gohrey … Twin Ben 5 episodes, 2022
Daniel May-Gohrey … Twin Ben 5 episodes, 2022
Lorne MacFadyen … Julien Temple 4 episodes, 2022
Rory Alexander … Boogie 4 episodes, 2022
Tony Hirst … Tom Cook 4 episodes, 2022
Zion Battles … Don Letts 4 episodes, 2022
Dorothy Atkinson … Silvia Cook 3 episodes, 2022
Alexander Arnold … Jamie Reid 3 episodes, 2022
Olivia Emden … Sophie Richmond 3 episodes, 2022
Catriona Chandler … Jeannie 2 episodes, 2022
Dusty Cash … Police officer 2 episodes, 2022
Aaron Spratt … Prisoner 2 episodes, 2022
Neil Madsen … Liquor Store Patron 2 episodes, 2022
Talulah Riley … Vivienne Westwood 1 episode, 2022
Thomas Brodie-Sangster … Malcolm McLaren 1 episode, 2022
Tom Forbes … Noel Monk 1 episode,

Jamie Muscato … Neil Spencer 1 episode, 2022
Ernest Marsh … Cowboy 1 episode, 2022
Kai Alexander … Richard Branson 1 episode, 2022
Charlie Price … Jeremy 1 episode, 2022
Daniel Barker … Bob Harris 1 episode, 2022
Enzo Squillino Jr.  1 episode, 2022
Pierre Bergman … Drag pub patron 1 episode, 2022
Stacha Hicks … Julia 1 episode, 2022
Sam Shoubber … Passenger 1 episode, 2022
Benjayx Murphy … Fireman 1 episode, 2022
Theresa Mills … Lady at diner 1 episode, 2022
Christopher Hegarty … 3rd AD Swindle Film Crew 1 episode, 2022
Chi Lewis-Parry … Allison 1 episode, 2022
Miriam Engelbert … Reporter 1 episode, 2022
Louise Susan Burke … Band’s Stripper 2021 1 episode, 2022
David Angland … Boy 2 1 episode, 2022
Charlie Shaw … Boy 1 1 episode, 2022
Karol Steele … Christmas Show Attendee 1 episode, 2022
Kit Warrington … Dave Sound Engineer 1 episode, 2022
Robert Ricardo … Fireman 1 episode, 2022
Philip Kay … Concertgoer (2022) 1 episode, 2022
Trevor Ford … Barnsley Publican 1 episode, 2022
Joshua Charlie Wiles 1 episode, 2022
Rachel Tarbox … School Girl 1 episode, 2022
George Everett-Button 1 episode, 2022
Mamie Barry … Young girl – Christmas concert (uncredited) 6 episodes, 2022
Theresa Cole … Lady in The Street (uncredited) 2 episodes, 2022
Michael Odin Cartwright … Police (uncredited) 1 episode, 2022
Ethan Stammers … Prisoner (uncredited) 1 episode, 2022
Jared Kaya … Prisoner (uncredited) 1 episode, 2022

This 3 DVD Set is REGION FREE Playback on ALL DVD Players WORLD WIDE!

 

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Weight.45 lbs

2 reviews for PISTOL Series DVD ALL 6 Episodes 3 DVD Set – REGION FREE SEX PISTOLS Steve Jones

  1. Abigail Reeves (verified owner)

    All I can say is WOW! I watched the entire series on Hulu and loved it so much. Streaming is great, but ALL the programming of streaming services come and go! I like to have physical DVD’s of things I really love. My online search for Pistol DVD resulted in one vendor – MVR. I had never heard of it and was wary, but went in anyway. SO GLAD I DID! The transfer is outstanding, price was great, shipping was quick and customer service was great! I am thrilled to have found this site!

    As for “Pistol” itself, I am blown away. The fact that Danny Boyle did it certainly gave it some gravitas, but let’s face it…outside of “The Filth and The Fury,” Sex Pistol docs, etc. are often so shoddy and don’t do justice to this short-lived, but so important band. My only real criticism of the series is that Sid was given such a one-dimensional treatment. I am sure creative license was taken here and there, but overall, the series captures the essence of those times and that music. I realize John Lydon is not so happy with “Pistol,” but he should reconsider his critiques.

    Anyway, thank you SO MUCH, MVR!!! I have bookmarked your site and I see so many other things offered (Night Flight? So cool!!!)

  2. J. Mac (verified owner)

    Usually I’m not a big fan of docu-dramas but was pleasantly surprised by this offering. The fact that John Lydon wasn’t happy about this series and actually went bankrupt suing the producers and his fellow band mates is classic Johnny Rotten. Great performances all around and as always the quality is second to none. Exactly what I’ve come to expect from my friends at MVR.

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