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Quadrophenia

Franc Roddam

 
Quadrophenia (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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  • United Kingdom
  • 1979
  • 120 minutes
  • Color
  • 1.85:1
  • English
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  • Spine #624

The Who’s 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 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 and Ray Winstone in early roles.

Credits

DirectorFranc Roddam
ProducersRoy Baird and Bill Curbishley
ScreenplayDave Humphries, Martin Stellman and Franc Roddam
Executive producersRoger Daltrey, John Entwistle, Pete Townshend and Keith Moon
Director of photographyBrian Tufano
Music produced byJohn Entwistle
Associate producerJohn Peverall
Musical directorsRoger Daltrey, John Entwistle and Pete Townshend
Production designSimon Holland
EditorSean Barton and Mike Taylor
Assistant directorRay Corbett
Casting directorPatsy Pollock
Sound recordistChristian Wrangler
Sound editorJohn Ireland
Dubbing mixerBill Rowe
Music remix engineerCy Langston
Stills photographerFrank Connor
Jeans byLevi

Disc Features

DIRECTOR-APPROVED SPECIAL EDITION

  • 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 film’s coproducer and the Who’s comanager
  • New interview with the Who’s 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
  • PLUS: A booklet featuring a new essay by critic Howard Hampton, a 1985 personal history by original mod Irish Jack, and Pete Townshend’s liner notes from the 1973 album

    Design by Times of London

Film Essays

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Quadrophenia: Jimmy vs. World

By Howard Hampton August 29, 2012

With humor and melancholy, Franc Roddam’s coming-of-age drama, based on the Who’s iconic album, shows us a g-g-generation on the edge. Read more »


Chef du Cinema

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Chef du Cinema: Quadrophenia

By Ron Deutsch September 27, 2012

A culinary, cinematic, and musical institution is as endangered as the eels in the Thames. Read more »


Video


10 Things I Learned

10 Things I Learned: Quadrophenia

By Susan Arosteguy September 04, 2012


Film Essays

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Quadrophenia: Jimmy vs. World

By Howard Hampton August 29, 2012

With humor and melancholy, Franc Roddam’s coming-of-age drama, based on the Who’s iconic album, shows us a g-g-generation on the edge. Read more »


Interviews

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A Conversation with Irish Jack

August 28, 2012

The boy Quadrophenia’s Jimmy was based on (or was he?) talks to us about the mod life. Read more »


Three Reasons