The airwaves crackle with the delectable sound of smooth rock in FM, a riotous comedy about the heady world of late-70s US radio.
Michael Brandon (Four Flies on Grey Velvet) stars as Jeff Dugan, the ultra-cool program director at Q-SKY Radio, LA’s number one rock station. Dugan encourages a free-wheeling culture at work, employing an array of eccentric DJ personalities: Mother (Eileen Brennan, Private Benjamin), a husky, world-weary ex-hippie; Eric Swan (Martin Mull, Clue), a mad-cap romantic looking for love, and The Prince of Darkness (Cleavon Little, Blazing Saddles), a cool cat who keeps the night-time airwaves alive. But when the station’s future is thrown in to jeopardy by corporate bosses looking to cash-in, the Q-SKY troupe are forced to batten down the hatches and turn up the volume – will a fully-fledged rock ‘n’ roll rebellion save the day?
Legendary cinematographer John A. Alonzo (Chinatown, Scarface) directs this slickly-produced rock film, which combines hilarious studio hijinks with epic footage of Linda Ronstadt and Jimmy Buffett in concert. FM also boasts an incredible platinum-selling soundtrack featuring a pantheon of AOR greats including Steely Dan, The Doobie Brothers, Eagles and Tom Petty (who also cameos). Now, High Fidelity meets High Definition as FM debuts on blu-ray with a selection of exciting new extras.
Release date: July 2, 2019
- Director: John A. Alonzo
- Starring: Michael Brandon, Eileen Brennan, Alex Karras
- Country: USA
- Production Year: 1978
- Discs: 1 Blu-ray Disc
- Region: A
- Run Time: 104 minutes
- Formats: Color; 2.35:1
- Audio: English
- Subtitle: English
- Studio: Arrow Video (USA)
- High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation transferred from original film elements
- Uncompressed stereo 2.0 PCM audio soundtrack
- Mono 1.0 music and effects track
- Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
- No Static at All, a newly filmed interview with Michael Brandon, the star of FM
- Radio Chaos, a newly filmed interview with Ezra Sacks, the writer of FM
- The Spirit of Radio, a newly filmed video appreciation of the era of FM radio and the FM soundtrack by the film and music critic Glenn Kenny
- Extensive gallery of original stills, promotional images and soundtrack sleeves
- Original trailers
- Reversible sleeve featuring two original artwork options
- First pressing only: Illustrated collector’s booklet featuring new writing on the film by writer and critic Paul Corupe
Notice: The picture quality of this video does not reflect the picture quality of the blu-ray or DVD in this package.