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  • Format: PAL
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 18
  • Studio: BFI DVD
  • DVD Release Date: 26 Oct. 2009
  • Run Time: 100 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B002KHMKHC
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 48,630 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Product Description

YOUNG SOUL REBELS
A film by Isaac Julien

In the long hot summer of 1977, London prepared for the Silver Jubilee celebrations to the sounds of the burgeoning punk, soul and funk scenes.

Soul boys Chris (Valentine Nonyela) and Caz (Mo Sesay), a pair of pirate radio DJs, broadcast their show from a friend's garage, tussling with the local skinheads, and clubbing with Chris's sassy music-industry girlfriend Tracy (Sophie Okonedo). But social and sexual tensions in the community reach boiling point following the murder of a local black gay man.

Including its soulful soundtrack - with Funkadelic, X-Ray Spex, Parliament, Sylvester - and enthusiastic young cast, this Cannes Critics' Week prize-winner is an engaging and sensitive drama from acclaimed artist and filmmaker Isaac Julien.

Special features

  • Original trailer
  • Illustrated colour booklet with newly commissioned preface by Isaac Julien, essay by author and historian Stephen Bourne, and extract from Diary of a Young Soul Rebel
  • UK, France, Germany | 1991 | colour | English, with optional hard-of-hearing subtitles | 105 minutes | DVD9 | Aspect ratio 1.77:1 (16x9 anamorphic) | Region 2 DVD

Review

'Young Soul Rebels...reclaims dance music from the late 70s media memory of snotty, snivelling white punk rock' --Ruth Picardie, City Limits

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Ms. V. A. Stovell on 13 Feb. 2004
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
Although this film was made in 1991, it's captured the feeling of the late 70's soul scene exactly. If you went to Global Village, Charring Cross on a saturday night in 1977 you will know what I mean. The songs bring tears to my eyes with sweet,happy memories of a fantastic time gone by.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Troop on 24 Aug. 2011
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This is an old classic. Its got everything from great music, romance & a murder. This movie was revolutionary in the 80s involving black same gender loving characters in the UK.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Lyn Thomas on 19 Dec. 2010
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As a gay man growing up in this time period I found this captured accurately the feelings of the time. The police were racist and homophobic thugs. Blair Peach had been killed and his murderer has still not been brought to book. Homophobia was rampant in society and racism was on the rise. The Jubilee was used by the authorities to bolster a flagging belief in the United Kingdom that was increasingly irrelevant and under question by devolution movements. Against this backstory we have a murder mystery. The music really captured the period. I remember this film from its original broadcast, it took me back both to the 1990s when it was made and to the 1970s when I was coming out. I am happy to recommend this.
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