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The Who’s ‘Quadrophenia’ Movie to Be Re-Released on DVD and Blu-Ray This Summer

Quandrophenia
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The film inspired by the Who‘s 1973 album ‘Quadrophenia’ is going to be re-released in the United States this summer. The new, high-def restoration will be available August 28 on DVD and Blu-Ray, and includes new interviews, commentary and behind-the-scenes footage.

The story follows “Jimmy,’ 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 (courtesy of Criterion.com).”

It’s a story of youthful rebellion staged around the band’s classic soundtrack. Songs like ’5:15,’ ‘The Real Me,’ ‘Dr. Jimmy’ and ‘Love, Reign o’er Me’ are just a few of the well-known cuts from the concept album that spawned the movie.

According to the band’s official website, the new release will include audio commentary from director Franc Roddam and director of photography Brian Tufano. Interviews with the Who’s co-manager and the sound engineer will also be available, in addition to on-set archival footage and a booklet featuring an essay by Nick James. Liner notes from Pete Townshend will also be available.

In November, the Who released a deluxe edition of the album. There has been talk of a 2012 tour based on the album, and of a sequel to the movie following Jimmy’s life after his Mod days.

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