THE SEX PISTOLS were in existence for only 26 months and recorded only one album, yet they changed the face of music forever. THE FILTH AND THE FURY, a film by Julien Temple, is an irreverent, intimate and shocking portrait of arguably the most influential and certainly the most notorious rock group of all time. It documents the story of THE SEX PISTOLS, charting their rise from the litter-stacked back-streets of æ70s London through their crucifixion by the British tabloids and ultimate implosion tour in America. Painted against the political, economic and cultural backdrop of London in the mid-'70s, the film depicts what was to become a key transitional moment in English social history. Culled primarily from the band's own 20-hour-plus archive of never before seen footage, THE FILTH AND THE FURY captures the very essence of the punk movement.