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Quadrophenia (Criterion) (Criterion Collection Region 1) - Roddam, Franc
Releasedatum: 28 augustus 2012

The Who’s classic rock opera Quadrophenia was the basis for this invigorating coming-of-age movie and depiction of the defiant, drug-fueled London of the early 1960s. Our antihero, Jimmy (Meantime’s Phil Daniels), is a teenager dissatisfied with family, work, and love, who identifies with the fashionable, pill-popping, scooter-driving mods, a group whose opposition to the motorcycle-riding rockers leads to a climactic riot in Brighton. Director Franc Roddam’s rough-edged film is a quintessential chronicle of youthful rebellion and turmoil, with Pete Townshend’s brilliant songs (including “I’ve Had Enough,” “5:15,” and “Love, Reign O’er Me”) providing emotional support, and featuring Sting (Dune) and Ray Winstone (Sexy Beast) in early roles.

New high-definition digital restoration of the uncut version

New audio commentary featuring director Franc Roddam and Tufano

Interview with Bill Curbishley, the film's coproducer and the Who's comanager

New interview with the Who's sound engineer, Bob Pridden

On-set and archival footage

Behind-the-scenes photographs

Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing

PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay by critic Nick James

€ 37.99

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