MGM Movie Collection: 4 Musicals

MGM Movie Collection: 4 Musicals

Director: Dwight H. Little, Guy Maddin, John Boskovich, Julien Temple

Cast: Dwight H. Little, Guy Maddin, John Boskovich, Julien Temple

     
 
The rise of teen culture in 1950s Britain provides the backdrop for Julien Temple's unconventional rock musical Absolute Beginners. The film centers on Colin, an 18-year-old with a talent for photography and a fondness for the neon nightlife of British jazz clubs. He also is in love with Crepe Suzette, an impulsive, ambitious young beauty who abandons him after

Overview

The rise of teen culture in 1950s Britain provides the backdrop for Julien Temple's unconventional rock musical Absolute Beginners. The film centers on Colin, an 18-year-old with a talent for photography and a fondness for the neon nightlife of British jazz clubs. He also is in love with Crepe Suzette, an impulsive, ambitious young beauty who abandons him after attracting the attention of a powerful fashion designer. Depressed and aimless, Colin turns for help to a flashy ad executive (David Bowie) who promises to make him a star photographer. The former lovers take parallel paths to success, capitalizing on the youth mania gripping the nation. The film's nostalgic yet gently satirical look at teen culture is tempered by a recognition of the era's social tension, particularly a disturbing rise in racism. Despite these serious undertones, however, the film tells its story with a colorful vibrancy reminiscent of both MTV and old Hollywood musicals, filled with such show-stopping numbers as a memorable sequence in which Bowie dances on a giant typewriter. Critical reception was mixed, with some hailing the film's spectacular cinematography and ambitious scope, while others found the mixture of tones and style too inconsistent. The film also drew lukewarm response at the box office, with the memorable soundtrack receiving more attention than the film itself.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/05/2010
UPC:
0883904230694
Rating:
NR
Source:
Mgm (Video & Dvd)
Region Code:
1
Time:
6:31:00

Special Features

Closed Caption

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Eddie O'Connell Colin
Mark McKinney Chester Kent
Robert Englund Eric Destler, Phantom
Sandra Bernhard Herself
Isabella Rossellini Lady Port-Huntly
Jill Schoelen Christine
Patsy Kensit Crepe Suzette
Steve Antin Himself
Alex Hyde-White Richard
David Bowie Vendice Partners
Lu Leonard Sandra's Manager
Maria de Medeiros Narcissa
Bill Nighy Barton
David Fox Fyodor Kent
James Fox Henley of Mayfair
Ken Foree Emcee
Ray Davies Arthur
Ross McMillan Roderick Kent
Stephanie Lawrence Carlotta

Technical Credits
Dwight H. Little Director
Guy Maddin Director
John Boskovich Director
Julien Temple Director

Scene Index

Disc #1, Side A -- Absolute Beginners
1. Main Title/Absolute Beginners [:09]
2. The Teenage Miracle [2:40]
3. Late for Suzette [4:55]
4. "Sweet and Sour Home" [5:57]
5. Charms' Stable of Stars [3:09]
6. Suzette Crashes/Va Va Voom [3:13]
7. Having It All/Goodbye [4:12]
8. Have You Ever Had It Blue [4:37]
9. Quiet Life [1:22]
10. Trouble on the Rubble [7:22]
11. When Babies Boom [4:38]
12. Parasite Party [2:56]
13. Tomorrow's Sellout... Today [5:32]
14. That's Motivation [4:23]
15. Reality TV [1:42]
16. Killer Blow [8:37]
17. Trouble Developing [4:50]
18. Riots/"Keep Britain White!" [4:43]
19. "We'll Be Back!" So What? [9:11]
20. Absolute Beginners/Credits [10:40]
Disc #1, Side B -- Without You I'm Nothing
1. Main Title/True Beauty [5:09]
2. Roots [5:40]
3. World's Fair [5:24]
4. Christmas Memories [5:29]
5. Me and Mrs. Jones [5:45]
6. Compton/A House Is Not... [5:37]
7. Transformation [5:54]
8. "Andy's Auction" [4:53]
9. I'm So Lonesome... [5:21]
10. The Breakup [4:27]
11. I Never Meant to Hurt You [6:40]
12. Ain't No Mountain... [5:15]
13. The Beat [5:30]
14. Do You Wanna Funk? [6:11]
15. Little Red Corvette [3:48]
16. Finale/End Credits [8:16]
Disc #2, Side A -- The Phantom of the Opera (Widescreen)
1. Main Title/Fresh [5:23]
2. Important Audition [5:51]
3. A New Face [6:15]
4. Diva [5:29]
5. Opening Night [5:58]
6. Passion and Desire [6:34]
7. A Gentleman [5:08]
8. Bad Review [6:00]
9. Immortality [5:34]
10. The Legend [6:28]
11. Masquerade Ball [4:47]
12. Hell [5:53]
13. Beneath the Surface [6:14]
14. Life or Death? [6:24]
15. Forever [4:51]
16. Déjà Vu/End Credits [6:04]
Disc #2, Side B -- The Phantom of the Opera (Fullscreen)
1. Main Title/Fresh [:10]
2. Important Audition [5:23]
3. A New Face [5:51]
4. Diva [6:15]
5. Opening Night [5:29]
6. Passion and Desire [5:58]
7. A Gentleman [6:34]
8. Bad Review [5:08]
9. Immortality [6:00]
10. The Legend [5:34]
11. Masquerade Ball [6:28]
12. Hell [4:47]
13. Beneath the SUrface [5:53]
14. Life or Death? [6:14]
15. Forever [6:24]
16. Déjà Vu/End Credits [4:51]
Disc #3 -- The Saddest Music in the World
1. "Look!"/Main Title [5:24]
2. Saddest Contest Ever [4:18]
3. Ambassador of Greed [5:13]
4. An Amputation Story [5:02]
5. A Family in Dis-chord [6:19]
6. Siam vs. Mexico [6:22]
7. Sadness With Sass [3:23]
8. Truly Fake Feelings [3:12]
9. Legs of Glass [3:42]
10. Little Bit of Backbone [1:50]
11. Canada vs. Africa [6:24]
12. Broadway Sadness [6:24]
13. Sad, Comatose Serbia [8:11]
14. The Song Is You [3:58]
15. Bubbly Beer Baroness [5:13]
16. An Abomination [5:32]
17. Rivals to the Death [5:15]
18. The Saddest Finale [:00]
19. Up in Smoke and Beer [4:39]
20. End Credits [5:52]

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