Flame

Flame

Director: Richard Loncraine Cast: Noddy Holder, Dave Hill, Don Powell

DVD (Wide Screen)

Overview

After developing a cult reputation among Anglophile rock fans and glam rock enthusiasts, the sole feature film starring Slade (one of the very biggest British acts of the 1970s, though their success never quite crossed the pond) finally gets a belated video release in the United States with this DVD. Flame has been transferred to disc in letterboxed format at the widescreen aspect ratio of 1.78:1, and the audio has been mastered in Dolby Digital Mono. Unfortunately, both the sound and the image are a bit muddy in this transfer, probably due to the source materials, which look somewhat less than pristine. The dialogue is in English, with no subtitles or multiple language options included. This release features one notable bonus -- an extended interview with Slade frontman Noddy Holder, who offers an in-depth look at how the film came to be, how it was made, and how it was received. In short, not quite the package for which some fans may have hoped, but still a major improvement over the bootlegs of the film that have been circulating in recent years.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/23/2004
UPC: 0826663413199
Original Release: 1975
Rating: NR
Source: Shout Factory
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Time: 1:26:00

Special Features

"Noddy Holder Looks Back": 50-minute interview by Gary Crowley, 2002

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Noddy Holder Stoker
Dave Hill Barry
Don Powell Charlie
Tom Conti Seymour
Johnny Shannon Harding
Alan Lake Daniels
Sara Clee Angie
Antony Allen Russell
John Dicks Lenny
Michael Coles Roy Priest
Nina Thomas Julie
A.J. Brown Chairman
Barrie Houghton Ron
Jimmy Gardner Charlie's Dad
Sheila Raynor Charlie's Mum
Patrick Connor Foreman
Kenneth Colley Tony Devlin

Technical Credits
Richard Loncraine Director
Andrew Birkin Screenwriter
Michael Bradsell Editor
Peter Hannan Cinematographer
Noddy Holder Score Composer
Jimmy Lea Score Composer
Gavrik Losey Producer
Brian Morris Art Director
Garth Thomas Production Manager

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. The Wedding Singer [5:22]
2. Auditions [4:42]
3. Battling the Undertakers [9:17]
4. Spark [10:30]
5. Under New Management [8:18]
6. Packaging [8:28]
7. Turn Up the Heat [4:16]
8. On Fire [5:47]
9. Moths to the Flame [6:09]
10. Dirty Business [5:48]
11. Superstars [7:30]
12. Far Far Away [5:49]
13. Ashes [4:28]

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