Rent Quadrophenia (1979)

3.7 of 5 from 93 ratings
1h 54min
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Synopsis:
London, 1964. Two rival youth cults emerge - the mods and the rockers - with explosive consequences. For Jimmy (Phil Daniels) and his sharp-suited, pill-popping, scooter-riding mates, being a mod is a way of life, it's their generation. Together they head off to Brighton for an orgy of drugs, thrills and violent confrontation against the rockers. Will Jimmy emerge a hero or will he be disillusioned by his way of life?
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Directors:
Producers:
Roy Baird, Bill Curbishley
Writers:
Dave Humphries, Martin Stellman, Franc Roddam, Pete Townshend
Studio:
Universal Pictures
Genres:
British Films, Classics, Drama, Music & Musicals
Countries:
UK
BBFC:
Release Date:
20/09/1999
Run Time:
114 minutes
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
English
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Full Screen 1.33:1 / 4:3
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • 8 Minutes of Montage
BBFC:
Release Date:
29/11/2011
Run Time:
120 minutes
Languages:
English, German, Italian, Spanish
Subtitles:
Cantonese, Danish, Dutch, English Hard of Hearing, Finnish, French, German, Icelandic, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Norwegian, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.85:1
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • Feature Commentary with Franc Roddam, Phil Daniels and Leslie Ash
  • A Way of Life: Making 'Quadrophenia'
  • On Location with Franc
  • Trailer

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Reviews (1) of Quadrophenia

Probably won't work if you don't like the album, but... - Quadrophenia review by Steve Mason

Spoiler Alert
29/02/2020

Cinematic version of The Who's classic concept album plays like a return to the kitchen sink values of the early sixties (which is when the action is set). Quadrophenia elects for an unglamorous presentation of working class locations, distant from most of the usual chic of the decade; though the teenage mods do long for the elegant materialism that is hoarded elsewhere, and the status that will always be out of reach. The story, lifted from the impressionistic lyrics of the rock opera is mostly reportage; the amphetamines, the mod sound, the beach fights and the knee tremblers. But the film fuses with the soundtrack brilliantly, offering a profound empathy for adolescent yearning. This stems from Phil Daniel's authentic performance, and from Pete Townshend's songwriting, particularly the ethereal, spiritual ache of I'm One and Love Reign O'er Me. One of the great films about the brief tragic metamorphosis that happens between being a teenager, and being a wage slave.

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