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Absolute Beginners (1986)

Region: B
UPC/Barcode: 5028836040552
Released: 25th July 2016
Release type: Retail / Rental
No. of Discs: 1
Catalogue No: 2NDBR4055
Category: Feature, Musical
Format: Blu-ray / 30th Anniversary Edition
Absolute Beginners (1986) (Blu-ray) (30th Anniversary Edition) (Retail / Rental)

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Film information

Based on: The novel by Colin MacInnes

Story: Musical adaptation of Colin MacInnes' novel about teenage life in 1950s London. Set in 1958, young photographer Colin (Eddie O'Connell) falls in love with aspring model Crepe Suzette (Patsy Kensit), but her interests lie more in her budding career than in the affections of a man. When Crepe leaves town to pursue her dreams, Colin is taken under the wing of advertising executive Vendice Partners (David Bowie) who helps him realise that he can have his own career. The soundtrack includes songs by Sade, Tenpole Tudor and The Style Council as well as the title track by David Bowie.

Starring: Eddie O'Connell, Patsy Kensit, James Fox, Lionel Blair, Ray Davies, Sade Adu, Steven Berkoff, David Bowie, Anita Morris, Mandy Rice-Davies, Alan Freeman

Directed by: Julien Temple

Music by: Sade, Smiley Culture, Style Council, Gil Evans, Eighth Wonder, Working Week, Slim Gaillard, Jerry Dammers, Tenpole Tudor, Clive Langer, Jonas, Ray Davies, David Bowie

Produced by: Stephen Woolley

Written by: Richard Burridge, Christopher Wicking, Don MacPherson

DVD information

Studio/distributor: Second Sight

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Absolute Beginners (1986) (30th Anniversary Edition) (Retail / Rental)