The Criterion Bluray of Quadrophenia (out 8.28) “looks highly impressive,” says DVD Beaver’s Gary W. Tooze. “Dual-layered with a high bitrate, the textured grain is prominent and establishes a strong image quality through the 1080p. While there are some imperfections present on the source with speckles and very light damage, the contrast balances the visuals well. I can easily state that this is the best I have seen Quadrophenia look. There is no noise at all. Detail is solid. Sweet.”
“I first saw Quadropehnia at Manhattan’s 8th Street Playhouse, and then I showed it to the kids about ten years ago. The older I’ve gotten the more I’ve come to realize that this film — loosely based on the Who rock opera and basically the story of Jimmy Cooper (Phil Daniels) and his identity, friendship and girlfriend issues — belongs in the near-great category. Hands down one of the best recreations/capturings of mad generational fervor and ’60s mayhem.” — from a 6.17.12 HE posting.