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Quadrophenia (Criterion) (1979)

Cast: Phil Daniels, Phil Daniels, Mark Wingett, more...
Director: Franc Roddam, Franc Roddam
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Studio: Criterion
Genre: Drama, Foreign, British Drama, Coming of Age , UK, Criterion Collection

Quadrophenia (Criterion) (1979)
The Whos 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 Roddams rough-edged film is a quintessential chronicle of youthful rebellion and turmoil, with Pete Townshends brilliant songs (including Ive Had Enough, 5:15, and Love Reign Oer Me) providing emotional support, and featuring Sting and Ray Winstone in early roles.

  • New, restored digital transfer of the uncut version, supervised by cinematographer Brian Tufano, with the original 2.0 stereo soundtrack as well as an all-new 5.1 surround mix, supervised by the Who and presented in DTS-HD Master Audio on the Blu-ray edition
  • New audio commentary featuring director Franc Roddam and Tufano
  • New interview with Bill Curbishley, the films coproducer and the Whos comanager
  • New interview with the Whos 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
  • Trailers

Quadrophenia (Criterion) (Bonus Disc) (1979)

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We are the Mods
hope i die before i get old
This is your movie on drugs..
each movie is about a different drug from alcohol to smack

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