|“Its bitter-sweetness, fine ensemble acting and |
its sense of time and place are exceptional…”
– Chicago Sun Times
Shout! Factory will release the film Vinyl on Blu-ray and DVD on July 1, 2014. Based on Mike Peters’, of the Alarm, true rock-and-roll hoax of 2004, this wry film follows a washed-up rocker who hoodwinks top record labels, radio DJs and the entire rock music world by releasing his new pop punk single under a fictitious teenage band’s name.
After a booze-fuelled post-funeral jam session, Johnny Jones (Phil Daniels) and his old band-mates from The Weapons of Happiness come up with a gem of a pop-punk single…that no one is interested in picking up from a bunch of has-been rockers. But Johnny’s got a plan – a hoax that will reveal the sham that the music industry has become. Now he just needs to teach this rowdy bunch of kids what true punk spirit is all about.
The release includes a note by director Sara Sugarman, who grew up with Mike Peters’ band, and brought her knowledge and passion to the screen.
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