Summary: Franc Roddam's "Quadrophenia" (1979) arrives on Blu-ray courtesy of Universal Studios-UK. The supplemental features on the disc include original theatrical trailer for the film; audio commentary with director Franc Roddam, Phil Daniels and Leslie Ash; the documentary film "A Way of Life: Making Quadrophenia"; and video interview with director Franc Roddam.
Conclusion: Of course, it's highly recommended for Who fans because of the new audio, but I'd even recommend this to others who aren't into the band or rock 'n' roll. The film does a very good job capturing a moment in time while telling a universal story that isn't limited to teenagers, as anyone let down by people and institutions around them can identify with it. I wish Townshend or Daltrey could have participated in new features, but that's my only gripe.
Summary: Franc Roddam's "Quadrophenia" (1979) arrives on Blu-ray courtesy of Criterion. The supplemental features on the disc include original trailers; short interview with the Who's sound engineer, Bob Pridden; a segment and episode from two different French television shows; exclusive new audio commentary by director Franc Roddam and cinematographer Brian Tufano; new video interview with producer Bill Curbishley; and a segment from the BBC series Talking Pictures.