Radio On (1979) United Kingdom
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Director:Christopher Petit
Studio:Bfi Video Publishing
Producer:Wim Wenders
Writer:Christopher Petit
Rating:3.0 (5 votes)
Rated:Suitable for 18 years and over
Date Added:2009-06-05
Purchased On:2009-06-05
Picture Format:Anamorphic Widescreen
Aspect Ratio:1.85:1
Sound:Dolby Digital
Features:Black and White
Christopher Petit  ...  (Director)
Christopher Petit  ...  (Writer)
David Beames  ...  
Lisa Kreuzer  ...  
Sandy Ratcliff  ...  
Andrew Byatt  ...  
Sue Jones-Davies  ...  
Martin Schäfer  ...  Cinematographer
Summary: Ignore the previous review if you like serious film, 'Radio On' is a key British film of the 70's. A compelling look at Britain on the cusp of Thatcherism, and a rare document of the desolate state of the nation at that time. The performances are fine, and you can spot familiar faces galore from the cast (Sue the punk from Eastenders anyone?).

Add to that, one of the finest soundtracks you could wish to hear, post-punk classics from Bowie, Devo, Lydia Lunch, Kraftwerk and more contribute to the overall feeling of nostalgia. Treasure this rarity available on DVD for the first time, and don't be put off with the fact that Mr Gordon Sumner stars in it, he doesn't get enough screen time to do his cameo spoilers a la Quadrophenia.

Turn on, tune in and you won't drop off!