Primitive London

Primitive London


The sensational follow-up to London in the Raw sets out to reflect society's decay through a sideshow spectacle of 1960s London depravity – and manages to outdo its predecessor. Here, we confront mods, rockers and beatniks at the Ace Café, cut some rug with obscure beat band The Zephyrs, witness a seedy Jack the Ripper re-enactment, smirk at flabby men in the sauna and goggle at sordid wife-swapping parties as we discover a pre-permissive Britain still trying to move on from the post-war depression of the 1950s.

Special Features

- Carousella (1965, 23 mins)
- Stuart McCabe (strip club manager) interview (1968, 15 mins)
- Shirley (stripper) interview (1968, 6 mins)
- Al Burnett (nightclub owner) interview (1967, 17 mins)
- Original trailer
- Booklet with essays by Iain Sinclair, Vic Pratt and William Fowler; original review and promotional material

Technical Specs

Director: Arnold L. Miller
Year: 1965
Country: UK
Language: English
Duration: 85 min
Colour: Colour
Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
Certificate: 15