A fifties-set Lon­don mu­si­cal drama re­vis­ited

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Books & Dvd/Blu-Ray - Ab­so­lute Be­gin­ners Sec­ond Sight, cert 15 Blu-ray £19.99

TO mark its 30th an­niver­sary, this Brit rock mu­si­cal drama set in 1950s Lon­don, is re-mas­tered in Blu-ray qual­ity.

What’s l ikely to at­tract most at­ten­tion how­ever, is a per­for­mance by the late David Bowie (pic­tured).

He plays a real es­tate de­vel­oper with grand de­signs on re­vamp­ing a racially trou­bled part of the city.

While the song he gets in the filmThat’s Mo­ti­va­tion is in­stantly for­get­table, his theme tune is a mem­o­rable treat.

But see­ing Bowie do­ing a soft-shoe num­ber on a giant type­writer key­board may be worth ev­ery pen­nyto fans. The film is a neon-bright im­age of pre-Bea­tles Bri­tain with Patsy Ken­sit as hip­py­fash­ion­de­signer Suzette­andEd­dieO’Con­nell as her ri­val Colin.

Namean­oth­erBowiefilm. En­triestoAlexGor­don, Ab­so­lute com­pe­ti­tion.

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