Quadrophenia (The Criterion Collection)
Reviewed by Luke Winkie, Fri., Aug. 31, 2012
Quadrophenia(The Criterion Collection)
London, early Sixties: Our hero Jimmy gets caught in the crosshairs of mods, rockers, amphetamines, and postwar culture shock. With narrative fleshing out the Who's conceptual double-LP Quadrophenia, nominal follow-up to Tommy, this 1979 film is a powerful reminder of group leader Pete Townshend's restless thirst for innovation. Preceding a massive (Texas-free) reunion tour for the recorded opus, the Criterion Collection has issued a definitive version of the Who's final film, dressing it up with a digital transfer and second disc of earnest retrospection. The picture still looks gloriously English, bolstered by a new Dolby mix, and director Franc Roddam with cinematographer Brian Tufano provide joyous commentary. Bonus features pack plenty of vintage clips, including a hilariously alarmist French special that aired at the height of the rocker/mod moral panic. There's nothing from Townshend, which makes the package feel slightly incomplete, but this Who relic finally receives a worthy reintroduction.
Abby Johnston, Fri., June 14, 2013
Doug Freeman, Fri., June 14, 2013
Kevin Curtin, Fri., June 14, 2013
Austin Powell, Fri., June 14, 2013
Chase Hoffberger, Fri., May 31, 2013
Show & Tell Show at Spider House Ballroom
at Cinemark Hill Country Galleria 14, and Tinseltown North
A Call for Separate Cycling Infrastructure Austin's current cycling infrastructure (or real lack thereof) is a dangerous Frankenstein's monster of sorts, one hobbled together from a ...
Media, Pa., Break-In Shocking : While much of the information about the FBI’s COINTELPRO program recounted in “The Facts Were Immaterial” were somewhat or ...
Perry's Blackmail Threat Governor Perry has followed through with his blackmail threat to veto funding for the district attorney's Public Integrity Unit. I ...
Competitive Pricing I have a little story I wrote that I hope you will enjoy. A barber comes into town and sets ...
Perry Working for the Democrats I hope Austin Chronicle readers will join me in congratulating Rick Perry for his veto of legislation to provide Texas ...
- Follow us@AustinChronicle