Just as Abraham Zapruder's amateur film isn't very good cinema but vital to the study of the JFK assassination and by extension world history, THE PUNK ROCK MOVIE is a crude but notable record of the brief, brutal heyday of Britain's punk-rock movement.
There's another similarity between this documentary and the Zapruder film. This is also basically a fuzzy home movie, shot in Super 8mm format by Don Letts, a road manager, musician, and club deejay at the short-lived Roxy music club in London. His edited footage, presented without narration,
preserves the breaking UK punk scene of 1976-77. Here are obscure bands mohawk-to-mohawk with enduring figures like Billy ...