'Quadrophenia' Announced and Detailed for Blu-ray

Posted Mon May 21, 2012 at 08:00 AM PDT by

Franc Roddam's classic 1979 coming-of-age drama is getting the Blu-ray treatment at the end of August.

In an early announcement to retailers, Criterion is preparing 'Quadrophenia' for Blu-ray on August 28.

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.

The Blu-ray will feature 1080p video, DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 and 2.0 soundtracks, and supplements include: New audio commentary featuring director Franc Roddam and director of photography Brian Tufano; New interview with Bill Curbishley, the film's co-producer and the Who's co-manager; New interview with the Who's sound engineer, Bob Pridden, discussing the new mix, featuring a restoration demonstration; On-set and archival footage; Behind-the-scenes photographs; and a booklet featuring an essay by critic Nick James, a reprinted personal history by original mod Irish Jack, and Pete Townshend's liner notes from the album.

Suggested list price for the Blu-ray is $39.95.

You can find the latest specs for 'Quadrophenia' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it's indexed under August 28.

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