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Quadrophenia [DVD] 
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Jimmy (Phil Daniels) is a young Mod looking for pills, thrills and a sense of identity in 60s London. His increasing reliance on the buzz provided by the gang mentality of his friends reaches its height in the Brighton Bank Holiday confrontations with the Rockers. An inevitable comedown follows when he is expected to return to the plodding banality of everyday life.
Franc Roddam's terrifically energetic movie, set to music from the Who's Quadrophenia, is--at the very least, the best film ever based on a rock album (and, yes, that includes Tommy, Pink Floyd: The Wall, and Jesus Christ Superstar). Actually, this tale of the battle between two early 1960s youth subcultures--Mods and Rockers--in the seaside teenage wasteland of Brighton, isn't so much a cinematic "version" of the Who's 1979 double-record rock opera as it is a story based on the sequence of songs on the album. Quadrophenia is about that crucial time in teenhood when the lion's share of your sense of identity is tied up in the music you listen to, the clothes you wear, and the groups you hang out with. Jimmy (Phil Daniels) identifies himself with the sharp-dressing, scooter-riding Mods, who listen to American soul and British pop-rock. The Rockers, on the other hand, are leather-jacketed, black-booted, motorcycle-riding tough guys who listen primarily to classic American rock & roll. The film captures this minor pop-culture revolution perfectly. Look for Sting as a club-hopping slickster, who's shameful secret is that he's a hotel bellboy by day. --Jim Emerson --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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1) Hum bars. At some stage in the mastering, there has been a source of interference which results in inch wide hum bars travelling up and down the screen for the duration of the film. Not noticible so much during bright exterior shots but terribly distracting for darker scenes. Please note: These hum bars are not on the VHS equivalent of this release so obviously, the original mastertapes are fine.
2) Lip synch seems poor in places
3) There is a nasty jump cut not seen on any of the previous releases for this title. It occurs during the beach fight scene where Chalky is jumped upon. This jump cut may be hiding an otherwise smooth and unnoticible switch to the dual layer portion of this disc but I'm not so sure. On both my players, the scene jumps.
It's a shame that this disc is so flawed. The menus are good and the movie itself is outstanding. This would make an acceptable 'budget-priced' disc but at the time of writing, this disc is still retailing at full price which leaves a bitter taste in the mouth.
"Quadrophenia" boasts a stellar cast list, headed by a riveting and powerful performance from the ever-great Phil Daniels. The rest of the cast are full of familiar faces such as the legendary ex-lead singer of The Police, Sting, Mark Wingett (later well-known for his role as DCI Jim Carver in ITV's police drama "The Bill"), Philip Davis (his list of film and television credits are endless), Leslie Ash (long before her days as one of the leading stars in ITV's action-drama "C.A.T.S Eyes" and the classic BBC sitcom "Men Behaving Badly"), singer Toyah Wilcox, the ultimate screen hard-man Ray Winstone (though he is disappointingly given very limited screen time), Garry Cooper, Trevor Laird, Michael Elphick (later known for his lead role in ITV's "Boon"), Kate Williams, Kim Nave and Gary Shail. Each of these immensely talented actors are all finely tuned into their characterisations, but for me the true star of the show is, without a doubt, the dynamic Phil Daniels.
Set in the heart of London in 1964, two rival cult groups have emerged - the mods and the rockers. As Pete Townshend of The Who aptly quoted: "Mod is a shorter word for young, beautiful and stupid". For Jimmy (Phil Daniels) being a mod is simply a way of life and for him and his mates the ONLY way of life.Read more ›
This 2 disc edition has a new digitised version of the film, crystal clear and properly formatted for widescreen.
The new extras are great, the making-of documentary contains some great interviews with the cast and the brief guide to the locations is quite interesting and will save you doing the Brighton tour.
Finally, the verbal sparring between Phil Daniels and Franc Roddam in the commentary is amusing and worth a listen. Even if you already have a copy of the film, this is probably still worth buying.
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Was great watching this film again good picture quality thank you excellent price.Published 27 days ago by Amazon Customer