Quadrophenia

Edition no. 624

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Licensor
Westchester Films
Directed by: Franc Roddam
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.

Technical Specifications

Format: Blu-ray
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Audio: English 2.0 PCM Stereo , English 5.1 DTS-HD MA Surround
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Subtitles: English
Region: A
Discs: 1 Disc |  BD-50

Supplements

  • New audio commentary featuring director Franc Roddam and Brian 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
  • A booklet featuring a new essay by critic Howard Hampton, a 1985 personal history by original mod Irish Jack, and Pete Townshend’s liner notes from the 1973 album

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