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The greatest and most influential film of ours or anytime,
This review is from: Tommy (Special Edition) [DVD]  (DVD)
Tommy might baffle many film audiences but that is one of the greatest things about it: its psychedelic genius that happens to overthrow all previous films. It is a musical that is based on an album by classic rock band The Who. The album was fantastic but the film creates the greatness even better.
On first time of watching this film, it does take a while to get in as you try to get your head around the sets, the story and the total non-lack of Who music. But once you have got into it, it is a total fun ride from beginning to end that you want to watch over and over. This is a film that you can never get bored with as you watch the great special guests from the likes of Eric Clapton, Tina Turner, Oliver Reed, Ann Margaret, Jack Nicholson and the Who themselves with Keith Moon playing Uncle Ernie and Roger Daltry in the performance of his career, Tommy.
One of the main reasons you want to watch this film is because Roger Daltry is so good. You can actually believe he is a deaf, dumb and blind kid who has been totally traumatised by the events of his childhood - watching the murder of his father, being abused by his Cousin Kevin in a very disturbing scene and the abuse of his Uncle Ernie by a very horrible looking Keith Moon.
This DVD preovides a greatness to the movie itself. It is the ultimate edition that you want. When watching Tommy on this DVD, you will feel even more joyful by the songs that appear all the way throughout the film and the interviews that the present members give. As soon as Tommy has finished, you will feel sad and joyful at the same time but more joyful because you realise you can just go back to the beginning and watch Tommy again and again and be encaptured by one of the greatest and most influential films of ours or anyone elses time.