Are you ‘Mad For it’?, We are! Er Mate Icon Film Distribution next month are taking us back Manchester. The early days of its iconic music scene, The Hacienda Club and the man behind it all Tony Wilson with 24 Hour Party People.
Steve Coogan plays the influential Wilson in Michael Winterbottom’s cult comedic homage to the city’s 1980’s music scene. From the Hacienda to Factory Records, the label that gave Joy Division, The Stone Roses, The Happy Mondays first steps in the music world.
The unbelievable true story of one man, one movement, the music and madness that was… Manchester. Turn up the volume and enjoy the cult party classic on Blu-ray for the first time with a euphoric 4.5 hours of bonus material.
An exhilarating portrait of the 80’s music scene, 24 Hour Party People is viewed through the drug-glazed eyes of Tony Wilson: founder of one of the most important recording companies in history, Factory Records.
Signing up bands such as Stone Roses, Happy Mondays and Joy Division, Wilson famously went broke doling out artistic freedom, refusing to tie artists down with contracts, and reveling in the birth of rave culture in his commercially doomed, world-famous Hacienda nightclub.
A revelatory and unexpectedly inspiring true story of sex, drugs and rock’n’roll, 24 Hour Party people is a blackly comic tale with a fantastic soundtrack and a certified must-own for music fans worldwide.
BLU-RAY BONUS MATERIAL
Audio commentary with Tony Wilson
Audio commentary with Steve Coogan and producer Andrew Eaton
‘Unknown Pleasures ‘– 24 deleted scenes
‘Pills ‘N’ Thrills and Bellyaches’ – 11 interviews with people involved in the Factory Records/Hacienda scene, including Tony Wilson, members of The Happy Mondays and DJ Arthur Baker
‘From The Factory Floor’ – Commentary from former Factory collaborators including Peter Hook, Rowetta and Martin Moscrop
Profile of director Michael WinterbottomAudio interview with Peter Saville, the co-founder and graphic designer for Factory Records
Starring Steve Coogan (I’m Alan Partridge) and featuring a brilliant supporting cast including Simon Pegg (Hot Fuzz, Shaun of the Dead), Peter Kay (Phoenix Nights), Rob Brydon (Gavin and Stacey), John Simm (Human Traffic, Life on Mars), John Thomson (The Fast Show), Ralf Little (The Royle Family) and Shirley Henderson (Trainspotting).
Icon Film Distribution presents 24 Hour Party People on collector’s edition Blu-ray and DVD 3 June.