That'll Be The Day / Stardust 
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ISBN/ASIN : B00009P9MC
Manufacturer : Warner Home Video|
Release data : 25 August, 2003
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Onn of my all time favorites
I'll admit coming to this double pack that Staardust has always been my least favorite of the 2 films here. Adn nothing in rewatching this has changed that opinion.
That'll Be The Day tells the story of Jim Maclaine from his farther return from the war and subsequently abandoning his family throght to MacLaine abndoning his own. It is a great well paced story.
Stardust picks up a while latter when MacLaine is now starting out in the world of rock and roll and charts his rise and subsequent downfall. Whilst a great film it doesn't match the standard set by That'll Be The Day and I admit I've always found the last 20 minutes slightly disjointed.
The DVD itself offers no special features but the you do get both movies, personally that suits me rather than having to pay for 2 DVD's with 'dodgy' extras. My one critiscim is that the sound quality is not great
That'll Be the Day/Stardust - Rock On!
An excellent double bill, though be mindful of the 15 cert - it portrays the groupie lifestyle in some detail! That'll be the Day captures the feel of the 50's and 60's perfectly and David Essex plays the part of Jim Maclaine very well - though he does gradually turn into 'David Essex' as the film moves on. Great cameos from Ringo Starr, Rory Storm, Keith Moon and others give this film a real authenticity - and the music's great.
Stardust portrays sex drugs and rock'n'roll to excess with great performances from Essex and Adam Faith replacing Ringo as his sidekick (Starr apparently turned it down as it was too reminiscent of his own spell in a well known group in the sixties!). Great original music produced by Dave Edmunds who also appears with, again, cameos from Keith Moon, Paul Nicholas and, erm, Peter Duncan. Larry Hagman puts in a great pre-JR performance as a very convincing manipulative manager.
Overall a great three hours of nostalgia, fun and great music. Buy it!!