Directed by Julien Temple, a first-hand witness of the 1970's UK Punk scene, The Filth and the Fury is an excellent docimentary of that most essential and influential of UK Punk bands, the Sex Pistols. Despite their questionable musical ability, and subsequent sell-out via the "Filthy Lucre" tours, you would be a fool to question the Sex Pistols impact on the music scene of the 1970's. The documentary covers the whole gamut, from the raging ego's of Malcolm McLaren and Johnny Rotten, right through the genuinly touching moments (Rotten's guilt and sorrow over losing his friend Sid Vicious, and the heart-warming if bizarre footage of the Christmas eve benefit of 1977 where the Pistols played at a party for the children of striking miners, and the kids got to pelt Johnny Rotten with custard pies!). The music is of course great, including the poignant footage of their swansong at Winterland, San Francicso in February of 1978. The movie also has its genuinly disturbing moments, including everything involving Nancy Spungeon, and ends with horrific footage of a hopelessly addicted Sid Vicious in the months before his overdose in 1979. Truly an essential purchase for the devotee of either the band or the punk movement as a whole.