MGM Movie Collection: 4 Musicals

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 ...
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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.
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Special Features

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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/5/2010
  • UPC: 883904230694
  • Rating:

  • Source: Mgm (Video & Dvd)
  • Region Code: 1
  • Time: 6:31:00
  • Format: DVD

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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Menu

Disc #1, Side A -- Absolute Beginners
   Play
   Scenes
   Special Feature
      Photo Gallery
   Subtitles
      English
      Français
      Español
      Subtitles: None
Disc #1, Side B -- Without You I'm Nothing
   Play Movie
   Scene Selections
   Theatrical Trailer
   Subtitles
      English
      Français
      Español
      Subtitles: None
Disc #2, Side A -- The Phantom of the Opera (Widescreen)
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   Scenes
   Theatrical Trailer
   Subtitles
      English
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      Français
      Subtitles: None
Disc #2, Side B -- The Phantom of the Opera (Fullscreen)
   Play
   Scenes
   Theatrical Trailer
   Subtitles
      English
      Español
      Français
      Subtitles: None
Disc #3 -- The Saddest Music in the World
   Play
   Scenes
   Special Features
      Short Films
         A Trip to the Orphanage
         Sissy Boy Slap Party
         Sombra Dolorosa
      Teardrops in the Snow: The Making of The Saddest Music in the World
      The Saddest Characters in the World: The Cast of The Saddest Music in the World
      Teasers
      Theatrical Trailer
      Other MGM Releases
         Bubba Ho-Tep
         Touching the Void
         Walking Tall
         Coffee and Cigarettes
         Saved!
         Intermission
         More Great MGM Releases
            Fargo
            Blue Velvet
            Cyrano de Bergerac
            Eat Drink Man Woman
            Wild at Heart
   Subtitles
      English
      Español
      Subtitles: None
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