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Love, Reign O’er Me! – Quadrophenia comes to Criterion!!!

Ok, this is the most exciting Blu-ray/DVD release I have seen in a while.

Let me see if I can put into words how much I love this film: This was the first laser disc I bought. When I was a teen, I watched it every time it was on TV (rarely in those early days of cable), my friends and I probably wore out the local video store’s copy and definitely always saw it on the rare occasions it played at Film Forum or the like. I was a Mod in high school and this is one of the filmic holy texts for us.

Not only is the Who’s rock opera of the same title fucking amazing (and my favorite Who album of all time) but Franc Roddam’s film is redolent of films like Jerzy Skolimowski’s Deep End, coming at the tale end of the 1960’s-1970’s period where teen angst and social unrest were presented in an almost vérité look and films were rife with improvisation.

Yup. Can’t wait for this one!