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When the Sex Pistols arrived on the British music scene in 1976, they were regarded by many as pariahs, a threat to both music and the culture at large, and they were banned from nearly every major venue in the U.K. by the time they broke up after a poorly-received American tour in early 1978. Three decades later, time and the very English habit of embracing misfits and underdogs had transformed the Sex Pistols from a national scandal to national heroes, and after a handful of reunion gigs, the group played a sold-out five night stand at London's Brixton Academy in November 2007 to celebrate the thirtieth anniversary of their only studio album Never Mind The Bollocks, Here's The Sex Pistols. Director Julian Temple, who had previously made two films about the band (The Great Rock 'n' Roll Swindle and The Filth and the Fury) brought a camera crew to one of the shows, and The Sex Pistols: There'll Always Be An England documents John Lydon (aka Johnny Rotten), Steve Jones, Paul Cook and Glen Matlock roaring through the Pistols' best known song for a rowdy and wildly appreciative audience. Selections include "Anarchy In The U.K.", "God Save The Queen", "Pretty Vacant", "Holidays In The Sun", "Problems" and many more. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi