Quadrophenia [Criterion Collection] [2 Discs] [DVD] [1979]

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  • Release Date: 08/28/2012
  • Rating: R
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Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (4 out of 4)

Special Features


  • New audio commentary featuring director Franc Roddam and Tufano
  • Trailers
  • New interview with Bill Curbishley
  • New interview with the Who's sound engineer, Bob Pridden
  • Segment on the film from a 1979 episode of the BBC series Talking Pictures
  • Segment from a 1964 episode of the French news program Sept jours du monde
  • Seize millions de jeunes: "Mods"

Synopsis


Quadrophenia
This film version of the Who's rock opera Quadrophenia makes a few tentative stabs at "explaining" the alienation of 1960s British working-class youth, but its major selling point is its nonstop rock-and-R&B musical score, including the hit single "Love Reign O'er Me." Phil Daniels (replacing the original opera's Roger Daltrey) plays Jimmy, a member of a well-dressed, drugged-up teenaged gang called the Mods, forever duking it out with the cycle-punk Rockers. The rivalry between the two gangs comes to a head during three tempestuous days in the seaside town of Brighton. Here Jimmy makes love to lovely local Steph (Leslie Ash), and forges a strong friendship with unofficial Mod leader Ace Face (Sting). A series of disappointments and setbacks in his own London neighborhood convinces Jimmy to return to Brighton to pick up the pieces. If you aren't fascinated by the visual pyrotechnics of Quadrophenia, just close your eyes and revel to the soundtrack music of the Who, James Brown, Marvin Gaye, the Chiffons, Manfred Man, and many others. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Phil Daniels
    Phil Daniels - Jimmy Michael Cooper
  • Mark Wingett
    Mark Wingett - Dave
  • Philip Davis
    Philip Davis - Chalky
  • Sting
    Sting - Ace Face
  • Garry Cooper
    Garry Cooper - Peter



Customer rating

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100%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Not just for the Who fans

    Posted
    researchsmarter
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    Story is around the period of the Mods vs the Rockers in UK 1960's. It centers around on young man's struggle to find his path, and his eventual realization that not all that appears real, is so. The soundtrack from The Who and the theme, fit hand in glove (as would be expected from Pete Townsends brilliant mind). This is one of those movies you will watch again and again! By the way the acting is outstanding as well. Ace Face is none other than a young Sting...

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    classic film, amazing transfer, great features

    Posted
    rebelYUN
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    classic film, amazing transfer, great features, highly recommend. this is a classic samurai film. the transfer is great, features are filled with information, the reading material is educational, and the films are just great.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Well done

    Posted
    Bill
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    Movie captures the spirit and storyline of the album

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    This movie captures the album very well.

    Posted
    TOPCAT44
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    This movie tells the story of the album very well.

    I would recommend this to a friend




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