Blu-ray Release: Absolute Beginners

Blu-ray Release Date: June 9, 2015
Price: Blu-ray $29.95
Studio: Twilight Time

Director Julien Temple’s free-form rock musical adaptation of Colin MacInnes’ cult-fave book about life in late-Fifties London, the 1986 movie Absolute Beginners offers music and performance by the likes of David Bowie, Sade, Ray Davies, The Style Council, and Gil Evans. Focusing on the British music scene on the cusp of the 1960s, the film features a breakout performance from Patsy Kensit (Lethal Weapon 3) as the deliciously monickered Crepe Suzette and a fabulously stylized visual élan.

AbsdoluteBeginnersThe colorful, go-for-broke musical—which legendary critic Pauline Kael described as “An inventive, slangy, poetic celebration of youth and jazz and London!”—makes its Blu-ray debut courtesy of Twilight Time.

As supplier Twilight Time prints up only 3,000 copies of each title, be sure to keep an eye Twilight Time distributor Screen Archives’s for the announcement of the prebook date (usually 2-3 weeks before the title’s street date) and get ready to reserve!

About Laurence

Founder and editor Laurence Lerman saw Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest when he was 13 years old and that’s all it took. He has been writing about film and video for more than a quarter of a century for magazines, anthologies, websites and most recently, Video Business magazine, where he served as the Reviews Editor for 15 years.