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New Factory documentary DVD "Shadowplay" featuring

Postby nickking » 28 Apr 2006 11:31

Various Artists, 'Shadowplayers' (Les Temps Modernes)
DVD [LTM_2391] UK

Release date: 13 June 2006
PAL Barcode: 5024545409093
NTSC Barcode: 689492052195

Shadowplayers is a feature-length documentary tracing the
early history of iconic Manchester record label Factory Records, between 1978 and 1981. The film was made by director James Nice.

The facts and fictions are explored through candid interviews with 22 key participants, including Anthony H. Wilson (founder) and Peter Saville (designer), as well as musicians including Peter Hook (Joy Division/New Order), Vini Reilly (Durutti Column), Simon Topping and Martin Moscrop (A Certain Ratio), Chris Watson (Cabaret Voltaire) and Howard Devoto (Buzzcocks/Magazine).

Other interviews include members of Section 25, Crispy Ambulance, The Names, Minny Pops, Swamp Children and Thick Pigeon, as well as other eyewitnesses and insiders such as Richard Boon, Annik Honore, Lindsay Reade, Richard Jobson, Graham Massey and Killing Joke.

The film runs for more than 2 hours and is divided into 19 chapters, covering subjects such as The Factory Club, sleeve art and graphic design, genius producer Martin Hannett, the riot at the Joy Division concert at Bury in April 1980, the Factory Benelux connection, the tragic suicide of Joy Division singer Ian Curtis, the beginnings of New Order, and the decline of the post-punk culture in 1981.

Shadowplayers is based exclusively on new spoken word interviews, with soundtrack music by Section 25 and New Order, and rare images and graphics. The cover art is based on the first Factory design (Fac 1) by Peter Saville from 1978.

DVD extras include individual profiles for each interviewee.
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Postby solarex » 29 Apr 2006 15:48

Also this to look forward to

http://imdb.com/title/tt0421082/
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Postby markus » 16 Jun 2006 14:08

The Shadowplayers DVD is out now. I'm moving it to music as it's not really 808-related, except for the fact that graham's in it.
Order through James Nice himself at LTM.
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Postby nickking » 20 Jun 2006 02:05

Oh, btw, Hooky's wearing a "Dancechester" t-shirt in the DVD - something to do with Dr Walsh? :D
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Postby Ancodia » 12 Feb 2008 14:17

Just been in my local Zavvi (prev Virgin) and found about a dozen copies of the Shadowplayers DVD beside the newly released Control DVD, a bargain at £8 (especially for Zavvi).

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