The 2-disc DVD (Region Free) combo pack edition of the Turn It Around: The Story of East Bay Punk documentary features the full-length theatrical cut of the film (2 hours and 37 minutes), 5 Deleted Scenes and more. This combo pack is a must-have item for any music documentary enthusiast or fan of the East Bay punk genre.
The film explores Northern California’s pivotal role in evolution of punk rock - the loud, intense and anti-authoritarian philosophy of music and politics that arose in the late 1970s. Early San Francisco Bay Area punk pioneers like Dead Kennedys, Avengers and Flipper as well as the Maximum Rocknroll fanzine helped take the punk underground global. As the once-vibrant local scene became wrought with violence, corruption and racism, punks over the bridge in the East Bay responded by creating a fun and inclusive style of punk that also carried on the region’s tradition of radical thought. Banding together around Berkeley’s all-volunteer 924 Gilman club, this diverse collective of misfits created a do-it-yourself, no-spectators’ petri dish for art & music that changed the Bay Area punk scene… and the world at large.