Quadrophenia (#624) USED

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Type: Used Movies

The Who’s classic rock opera Quadrophenia was the basis for this invigorating coming-of-age movie and depiction of the defiant, drug-fueled mod subculture of early 1960s London. Our antihero is Jimmy (Phil Daniels), a teenager dissatisfied with family, work, and love. He spends his time knocking around with his clothes-obsessed, pill-popping, scooter-driving fellow mods, a group whose antipathy for the motorcycle-riding rockers leads to a climactic riot in Brighton. Director Franc Roddam’s rough-edged film is a quintessential chronicle of youthful rebellion and turmoil, with Pete Townshend’s brilliant songs (including “I’ve Had Enough,” “5:15,” and “Love Reign O’er Me”) providing emotional support, and featuring Sting and Ray Winstone in early roles.

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FILM INFO

  • United Kingdom
  • 1979
  • 120 minutes
  • Color
  • 1.85:1
  • English
  • Spine #624

DIRECTOR-APPROVED SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES

  • New, restored digital transfer of the uncut version, supervised by cinematographer Brian Tufano, with the original 2.0 stereo soundtrack as well as an all-new 5.1 surround mix, supervised by the Who and presented in DTS-HD Master Audio on the Blu-ray
  • New audio commentary featuring director Franc Roddam and Tufano
  • New interview with Bill Curbishley, the film’s coproducer and the Who’s comanager
  • New interview with the Who’s sound engineer, Bob Pridden, featuring a discussion of the new mix as well as a restoration demonstration
  • Segment on the film from a 1979 episode of the BBC series Talking Pictures, featuring interviews and on-set footage
  • Segment from a 1964 episode of the French news program Sept jours du monde, about mods and rockers
  • Seize millions de jeunes: “Mods,” a 1965 episode of the French youth-culture program, featuring early footage of the Who
  • Trailers
  • English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • PLUS: An essay by critic Howard Hampton and, for the Blu-ray edition, a 1985 personal history by original mod Irish Jack and Pete Townshend’s liner notes from the 1973 album

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