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A classic - on DVD at last.,
This review is from: Performance [DVD]  (DVD)It has taken too long, but Performance has at last made it to DVD. I have watched and enjoyed this film so often in the late showings on the BBC and have sometimes been enraged at the number of adverts interrupting it when on ITV or Channel 4. Utterly insulting to this extraordinary film.
James Fox gives a tumultuous performance as Chas, stuck in his dead end job as a mobster's hardnut. Mick Jagger plays himself - rock star stuck in his own mire of peculiar cliches. Anita Pallenburg supplies a chillingly effective portrayal of a 'partner' for Jagger's Turner (dodgy mushrooms and an awful lot of flesh).
To add to the stunning visuals, there is a killer soundtrack composed and arranged mainly by Jack Nitzche and Randy Newman. The set piece 'Memo from Turner' is an undoubted highlight, and Merry Clayton (famed for her vocals on 'Gimme Shelter') puts in more stunning blues wailing and vocalise. Guitar fans can pick out Ry Cooder and Keith Richards. And the sound of Randy Newman rocking out at the start and end of the film is to be relished.
All in all, a terrific sonic and visual feast. Enjoy!