Archive for March, 2010

The Party's Over hits DVD and Blu-ray

by Modculture 26 March, 2010

Controversial on its release and rarely seen since, the BFI's cult movie arm Flipside will be releasing Guy Hamilton's controversial The Party's Over (1965) in a dual-format DVD and Blu-ray edition on 17th May 2010.

Here's the tale. Young American Melina (Louise Sorel), falls in with a group of Chelsea beatniks and catches the attention of the gang's leader, Moise (Oliver Reed), as well as  scorn and jealousy from the other members, including Moise' lover Libby (Ann Lynn). At one wild and drunken party, the group's games go too far. Only when Melin's fiancé, Carson (Clifford David), begins investigating does the truth reveal itself.

Originally banned by the censors for its controversial content, a high-definition version is on the market with a host of extras, as you would expect. These include an alternative export cut of the main feature, archival short films and documentaries and a fully illustrated booklet including comprehensive notes and essays from academics and film historians. Pre-orders being taken already, £13.899 secures you one.

Find out more at the Amazon website

Woolistic vintage replica cycling jerseys

by Modculture 26 March, 2010


First saw these flagged up on the Modculture forums, but the Woolistic vintage replica cycling jerseys really do deserve a wider audience. Continue Reading

Reviewed: The Kinks DVD

by Modculture 25 March, 2010

We've previewed it in the past, but now we've got our hands on You Really Got Me, the DVD documentary of The Kinks – and now we have a review online.

If you've missed it previously, this is an 87-minute documentary on the band mixing music and words, as well as covering all eras, from the early days to the latter-day stadium rock era.

Check out our review online and don't forget, we're still running a competition to give five copies away.

You Really Got Me by The Kinks reviewed

Paris Rare Groove Day 9

by Modculture 24 March, 2010

Who resist Paris in the spring? And it's even better in May as that's the month of Paris Rare Groove Day 9.

It takes place on 1st May 2010 in the city, a two-part day mixing a records and vintage fair plus DJs for the daytime, while live music and DJs supply the sounds of the allnighter.

Full details are now in the events section – check it out if you fancy the trip.

Paris Rare Groove Day 9 at Modculture

Paul Weller limited edition album

by Modculture 24 March, 2010

When we mentioned the tour dates the other day, we forgot to list the details of the limited edition of the new Paul Weller Wake Up The Nation album.

Released on 19th April 2010 on the Island label, the deluxe version features a bonus disc with remixes of the new tracks by people Weller is currently into – the likes of Richard Hawley, The Yeah Yeah Yeah's Nick Zinner and Tunng. It's also presented in a hardback book style case with new photos and sleevenotes written by Irvine Welsh.

See over the page for full track details, you can pre-order now, priced at £16.99.

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Pendleton Oceanside madras shirts

by Modculture 24 March, 2010

Another option for a spring/summer shirt – these Pendleton Oceanside madras shirts.

US-made, with madras-inspired check pattern, box pleat, curved hem, button-down collar, a button-down chest pocket and a 100 per cent cotton construction.

Available online, they sell for £69. See over the page for another design.

Find out more at the End Clothing website

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Paul Weller new UK tour dates

by Modculture 22 March, 2010

More Paul Weller tour dates have been announced – with tickets going on sale this Friday, March 26th 2010.

Mr W will play across the UK from November 22nd, presumably as part of an extended promotion for the Wake Up The Nation album, which is released on April 19 2010.

Check out the full gig listings over the page.

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Club focus: Fuzz Club York

by Modculture 20 March, 2010

Another club feature, this time heading 'up north' for the Revolutionary Freaked Out Fuzz Club in York.

Abigail Ridehalgh is in the hot seat, talking us through the club, the live bands, the playlists and spin-off club night Fuzz at Dusk.

Check it out now and look out for a number of new club focus pieces soon as we gear up to a new club section.

Fuzz Club York feature