The Criterion Collection officially has plans to bring the 1979 Franc Roddam directed film “Quadrophenia” starring Phil Daniels, Leslie Ash, Philip Davis, Sting and Ray Winstone and featuring the music of The Who to Blu-ray Disc on August 28th. Tech specs for the release include full 1080p Hi-Def video in the 1.85:1 aspect ratio from a new digital restoration with DTS-HD Master Audio in 2.0 Stereo and 5.1 configurations which were supervised by The Who. The bonus materials set to be included on the release.
- New audio commentary featuring director Franc Roddam and director of photography Brian Tufano
- New interview with Bill Curbishley, the film’s coproducer and the Who’s comanager
- New interview with the Who’s sound engineer, Bob Pridden, discussing the new mix, featuring a restoration demonstration
- On-set and archival footage
- Behind-the-scenes photographs
- PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay by critic Nick James, a reprinted personal history by original mod Irish Jack, and Pete Townshend’s liner notes from the album
UPDATE: This title is now available for PRE-ORDER over at Amazon with a $27.97 price tag.