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Telstar The Movie heads to DVD

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It could have gone either way, but Telstar, the story of maverick early 60s producer Joe Meek, was actually really well received when it hit the cinemas. So the DVD of Telstar should be fairly popular.

As you might expect, it covers the rapid rise to fame, his unique brand of 60s pop,  early 60s London, madness, depression, bizarre studio equipment, heartbreak, paranoia, murder and suicide, not to mention drugs and the occult.

The DVD release also throws in a documentary (Telstar: An Inside Look), additional scenes, extended performance clips and the trailer. Amazon is doing pre-orders right now for under £10, the release date is September 28th 2009.

Find out more at the Amazon website

Via Modculture

2 thoughts on “Telstar The Movie heads to DVD

  1. What a tragic waste of a great opportunity this film is so bad with regard to the true story it’s more land of make beleive and a poor sound track just to add insult to ijury

  2. Don’t believe all that you see. The film looks good but has many errors and does no justice to what Joe Meek actally managed to achieve. The portrayel by Con O’neill under the direction of Nck Moran is that of a callous egostistical mad man. I would suggest that you read the book that inspired the film but not based on by John Repsch.

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