Don Powell (Actor), Jim Lea (Actor), Richard Loncraine (Director) & 0 more Rated: Parental Guidance Format: VHS Tape Slade In Flame [1975] – If you only watch one movie about the music business, make it this one.

I was a slade enthusiast in the 70’s & viewed this at the time.

But some of the songs are ace. Been searching for it for ages.

This is a movie that could shock you if you have never found it or are not a admirer of slade. A lot of singers and bands have built films about the a long time, typically both semi-documentary or some unfastened tale, usually comedy, to backlink the songs, but typically getting the stars perform on their own. The customers of slade do engage in members of a band, known as flame, but it is established about seven years right before it was made and reveals how the band shaped, step by step rose o stardom and then fell out and split up. It is really a full tale and incorporates the terrible side of management with some extremely fantastic actors backing up he band customers. Of program they were not genuinely actors, but, though not taking part in on their own, they ended up not particularly stretched by their elements and they arrive across properly. It really is a good tale and fairly convincing, even now, astonishingly 40 yrs on.

Purchased as christmas present, they really appreciated it.

Slade, currently being a enjoyment loving band who are fond of the sexual innuendo, fall short to make the changeover to the significant screen with this decidedly sober tale of moi and corruption. They engage in a band named flame, and no a single could figure out how to seperate the fantasy from the fact. When flame split up, men and women assumed slade had broken up. I really like the film, but it is not them at all. They really should have designed anything a small much more slade. This is nonetheless a superior film although, and if you enjoy the band like i do it truly is great enjoyment to view them on movie. They all do a really great occupation as actors way too.

Reviews from purchasers :

  • A good DVD and CD for Slade Fans- it is more appreciated as it has got older!
  • Slade in Flame far far ‘an’ away the best 70’s music film
  • A fantastic, musical romp through the ups and downs of the music industry 40 years ago

I saw this film when it to start with arrived out introduced back again some delighted reminiscences.

It’s been many years considering the fact that i have seen this movie so i determined it was time to invest in it. Although this is not the most effective movie at any time manufactured it is a excellent view of everyday living, and in individual the tunes small business, in the late 60s early 70s. It can be pleasurable and lively, but gritty and typically practical also. It is really a shame it wasn’t very well received when it 1st came out, but soon after 40 a long time it is now surely a basic. This is not a movie manufactured for slade enthusiasts, but the music is and i imagine the tunes have stood up nicely to the passage of time with just one of my favourite music of all time, the movies opening and closing monitor, how does it really feel. For all those of us in excess of a specified age, , who were being musicians all over the time the motion picture is established, there are figures, places and cases that are all too acquainted.

Slade the iconic team of the early 1970’s united kingdom muisc scene, below for their one particular & only large screen overall performance. Do they pull it off, as muscians currently being actors i actually assume so. The tale of a group of regional skills getting scooped up by a important advertising firm to place them in the massive time & how it all falls aside, with shady people from their past. Assistance from alan lake & bill conti make this motion picture a should, for lovers of early 1970’s british isles films & of course slade’s great tunes, how does it come to feel & much considerably away remaining the two actual clearly show stoppers. There is a wonderful documentary as extras with in depth & truthful interviews by the band and the director & conti. Additionally the remastered cd of the tracks from the movie & booklet supplying some back ground to the team & the movie. The movie by itself is letter box two. one ratio & the print is incredibly distinct. A movie in advance of it is time, but undoubtedly value the order.

I’ve never ever been a large slade fan i have usually preferred then, just but more than enough to purchase the albums. After seeing this i quickly adjusted my feeling & purchased the album ‘whatever took place to slade’there are loads of reviews listed here that will inform you better than i can what a good film this is. I just want to say, if you’ve got only heard the singles, view this, listen to the music & you can expect to realise that at the rear of the earlier glam graphic there was a superb songwriting team backed up by great musicians who know how to entertain.

At the time challenging rock and metallic have been extra my point, and slade appeared a little bit gentle pounds. Now i seem back again with rose tinted specs and bear in mind that they were being generally primary the superior time sounds at any of the clubs and functions i went to. This movie has more increased my viewpoint of them. Bucking developments and obtaining a stab at social realism – as opposed to the jolly pantomimes that most bands foisted on their credulous admirers. Nevertheless understanding it would harm their excellent time impression (as dave hill predicted at the time) displays possibly a offer of bravery and conviction or really blase perspective to their fame. The film is gritty and cynical in the style of ‘get carter’, and the acting of the band is good, if not as fluid as the professionals. Its definitely truly worth viewing – the movie and music cd flip the clock back again to the 70’s for superior or sick.

This is a amazing piece of nostalgia. Astounding soundtrack, can take me back again, but a lot of of the tracks have stood the take a look at of time.

This 1974 aspect starring uk rock team slade, finds the lads portraying fictitious late 60’s group flame. While critically aclaimed upon its’ release, flame was only a average good results throughout its’ british isles time. Time nevertheless has proven that flame, (initially titled slade in flame) was in truth ahead of its’time, as ironically was slade themselves, significantly in the usa. Many ended up shocked at the sensible, and in noddy holder’s scenario, charasmatic performances of the band customers – none of whom experienced had preceding performing practical experience. Also the film is rated highly for it really is sensible portrayal of the songs enterprise as matters were being in the course of this time. If not wholly appreciated upon its’ release, several audio enthusiasts and critics alike now take that flame is in fact not only a good film, but stands head and shoulders higher than numerous pretenders aspiring to a related topic. Flame also features an extraordinary supporting cast, which include notable performances from a youthful tom conti, alan lake, and johnny shannon.

Brought back again plenty of recollections. Experienced overlooked how considerably i relished my teenage decades.

One of the very best rock films close to mostly because of to the music. This was a incredibly experienced album for slade at the time that showed they were not just for teen women.

Not at all what you would be expecting from slade.

I have just completed looking at ‘flame’. Currently being practically 57, i was a slade supporter in the 70’sit was slade’s endeavor at a movie, and it has stood the test of time. It is a very bleak and real looking movie, and blows absent the myths of what remaining a pop star was actually like. This is probably why, when it was initial produced, it didn’t meet up with with a incredibly good reception, as individuals favored then to think what they believedhowever, men and women are a lot more mindful of matters these days, and now, it has turn out to be a traditional film of rock.These who know aged sheffield will be knowledgeable that it is the old slums of hillsborough that have been made use of in ‘flame’ as part of wolverhampton, owing to the reality that wolverhampton ‘didn’t search rough enough’ the hillsborough slums have been pulled down soon afterwards, and the location seems quite diverse now (i am a sheffielder). The bonus is, is that it comes with two slade tracks-‘how does it really feel?’. And ‘far significantly away’ both of these were common slade hits in the 70’sone also has minimal bits of handy facts inside of the package deal. I would actually urge any person who is interested in this type of style to order it. I really don’t imagine they would be disappointedmy following phase is to get john pidgeon’s ‘flame’ book, which is also offered on amazon.

Liked this, but wow how dated, but then so am i .

Good musici have never viewed the film for about 30 yrs and have to confess it has dated a very little. Nevertheless the seventies costumes and scenery along with a superior tale line and of class fantastic audio would make this movie a actual fantastic watch and is an absolute should for lovers of slade followers.

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Slade In Flame [1975]
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5.0 of 5 stars, based on 54 reviews

1 comment on “Don Powell (Actor), Jim Lea (Actor), Richard Loncraine (Director) & 0 more Rated: Parental Guidance Format: VHS Tape Slade In Flame [1975] – If you only watch one movie about the music business, make it this one.

  1. I have just finished watching “flame”. Being almost 57, i was a slade fan in the 70’sit was slade’s attempt at a movie, and it has stood the test of time. It is a very bleak and realistic film, and blows away the myths of what being a pop star was really like. This is probably why, when it was first released, it didn’t meet with a very good reception, as people preferred then to believe what they believedhowever, people are more aware of things today, and now, it has become a classic film of rock.Those who know old sheffield will be aware that it is the old slums of hillsborough that were used in “flame” as part of wolverhampton, due to the fact that wolverhampton “didn’t look rough enough” the hillsborough slums were pulled down shortly afterwards, and the area looks very different now (i am a sheffielder). The bonus is, is that it comes with 2 slade tracks-“how does it feel?”. And “far far away” both of these were popular slade hits in the 70’sone also has little bits of useful info inside the package. I would honestly urge anyone who is interested in this sort of genre to purchase it. I don’t think they would be disappointedmy next stage is to get john pidgeon’s “flame” book, which is also available on amazon.
    1. I have just finished watching “flame”. Being almost 57, i was a slade fan in the 70’sit was slade’s attempt at a movie, and it has stood the test of time. It is a very bleak and realistic film, and blows away the myths of what being a pop star was really like. This is probably why, when it was first released, it didn’t meet with a very good reception, as people preferred then to believe what they believedhowever, people are more aware of things today, and now, it has become a classic film of rock.Those who know old sheffield will be aware that it is the old slums of hillsborough that were used in “flame” as part of wolverhampton, due to the fact that wolverhampton “didn’t look rough enough” the hillsborough slums were pulled down shortly afterwards, and the area looks very different now (i am a sheffielder). The bonus is, is that it comes with 2 slade tracks-“how does it feel?”. And “far far away” both of these were popular slade hits in the 70’sone also has little bits of useful info inside the package. I would honestly urge anyone who is interested in this sort of genre to purchase it. I don’t think they would be disappointedmy next stage is to get john pidgeon’s “flame” book, which is also available on amazon.
  2. This review is from : Slade In Flame [1975]

    I saw this film when it first came out brought back some happy memories.
  3. This review is from : Slade In Flame [1975]

    Great hits a good story lots of nostalgia of growing up in the 70’s.
  4. This review is from : Slade In Flame [1975]

    Great hits a good story lots of nostalgia of growing up in the 70’s.
  5. This review is from : Slade In Flame [1975]

    Lovely to see again – first time since original showing at the picking.
  6. This review is from : Slade In Flame [1975]

    Lovely to see again – first time since original showing at the picking.
  7. This review is from : Slade In Flame [1975]

    If you are a slade fan, this dvd/cd will be a perfect buythe film is funny but also describes well the music situation at the time, the cd contains some powerful songs.
    1. If you are a slade fan, this dvd/cd will be a perfect buythe film is funny but also describes well the music situation at the time, the cd contains some powerful songs.
    1. I’ve never been a huge slade fan i’ve always liked then, just but enough to buy the albums. After watching this i soon changed my opinion & bought the album ‘whatever happened to slade’there are loads of reviews here that will tell you better than i can what a great film this is. I just want to say, if you’ve only heard the singles, watch this, listen to the music & you’ll realise that behind the earlier glam image there was a fantastic songwriting team backed up by great musicians who know how to entertain.
      1. I’ve never been a huge slade fan i’ve always liked then, just but enough to buy the albums. After watching this i soon changed my opinion & bought the album ‘whatever happened to slade’there are loads of reviews here that will tell you better than i can what a great film this is. I just want to say, if you’ve only heard the singles, watch this, listen to the music & you’ll realise that behind the earlier glam image there was a fantastic songwriting team backed up by great musicians who know how to entertain.
  8. This review is from : Slade In Flame [1975]

    It’s been years since i’ve seen this film so i decided it was time to purchase it. While this is not the best film ever made it is a wonderful view of life, and in particular the music business, in the late 60s early 70s. It’s fun and lively, but gritty and generally realistic too. It’s a shame it wasn’t well received when it first came out, but after 40 years it is now definitely a classic. This isn’t a film made for slade fans, but the music is and i think the songs have stood up well to the passage of time with one of my favourite songs of all time, the films opening and closing track, how does it feel. For those of us over a certain age, , who were musicians around the time the movie is set, there are characters, places and situations that are all too familiar.
    1. It’s been years since i’ve seen this film so i decided it was time to purchase it. While this is not the best film ever made it is a wonderful view of life, and in particular the music business, in the late 60s early 70s. It’s fun and lively, but gritty and generally realistic too. It’s a shame it wasn’t well received when it first came out, but after 40 years it is now definitely a classic. This isn’t a film made for slade fans, but the music is and i think the songs have stood up well to the passage of time with one of my favourite songs of all time, the films opening and closing track, how does it feel. For those of us over a certain age, , who were musicians around the time the movie is set, there are characters, places and situations that are all too familiar.
      1. This film will only be of interest to a certain age group, but if you are of that certain age group, then this film is unmissablethe story line concerns the rise (and fall) of an up coming fictitious group called flame, in the 60’s, and their eventual rise to fame. The film is dark and gritty, but portrays what was probably a true account of the pop world in the time it was set. This film is a must for any slade fan, or a fan of 70’s glam rock. If you want to be transported back to your youth then this film will do it. Being what this film is, it also has a brilliant soundtrack, but unfortunately it has not been remastered into 5. Picture quality is good, considering the budget, and unlike a previous release, this version is in the correct aspect ratio of 2. Also included in this version is a cd of the soundtrack.
  9. This review is from : Slade In Flame [1975]

    This film will only be of interest to a certain age group, but if you are of that certain age group, then this film is unmissablethe story line concerns the rise (and fall) of an up coming fictitious group called flame, in the 60’s, and their eventual rise to fame. The film is dark and gritty, but portrays what was probably a true account of the pop world in the time it was set. This film is a must for any slade fan, or a fan of 70’s glam rock. If you want to be transported back to your youth then this film will do it. Being what this film is, it also has a brilliant soundtrack, but unfortunately it has not been remastered into 5. Picture quality is good, considering the budget, and unlike a previous release, this version is in the correct aspect ratio of 2. Also included in this version is a cd of the soundtrack.
  10. This review is from : Slade In Flame [1975]

    Great musici have never watched the film for about 30 years and have to admit it has dated a little. However the seventies costumes and scenery along with a good story line and of course great music makes this film a real good watch and is an absolute must for fans of slade fans.
    1. Great musici have never watched the film for about 30 years and have to admit it has dated a little. However the seventies costumes and scenery along with a good story line and of course great music makes this film a real good watch and is an absolute must for fans of slade fans.
  11. This review is from : Slade In Flame [1975]

    Brought back lots of memories. Had forgotten how much i enjoyed my teenage years.
  12. This review is from : Slade In Flame [1975]

    Brought back lots of memories. Had forgotten how much i enjoyed my teenage years.
  13. This review is from : Slade In Flame [1975]

    This is a film that could surprise you if you have never seen it or are not a fan of slade. Many singers and bands have made films over the years, usually either semi-documentary or some loose story, usually comedy, to link the songs, but usually having the stars play themselves. The members of slade do play members of a band, called flame, but it is set about 7 years before it was made and shows how the band formed, gradually rose o stardom and then fell out and split up. It’s a complete story and includes the bad side of management with some very good actors backing up he band members. Of course they were not really actors, but, although not playing themselves, they were not exactly stretched by their parts and they come across well. It’s a good story and quite convincing, even now, amazingly 40 years on.
  14. This review is from : Slade In Flame [1975]

    This is a film that could surprise you if you have never seen it or are not a fan of slade. Many singers and bands have made films over the years, usually either semi-documentary or some loose story, usually comedy, to link the songs, but usually having the stars play themselves. The members of slade do play members of a band, called flame, but it is set about 7 years before it was made and shows how the band formed, gradually rose o stardom and then fell out and split up. It’s a complete story and includes the bad side of management with some very good actors backing up he band members. Of course they were not really actors, but, although not playing themselves, they were not exactly stretched by their parts and they come across well. It’s a good story and quite convincing, even now, amazingly 40 years on.
    1. Disapointing film, this must have cost less than £50 to make, good songs, weak storey line stick to music guys.
  15. This review is from : Slade In Flame [1975]

    Disapointing film, this must have cost less than £50 to make, good songs, weak storey line stick to music guys.
  16. This review is from : Slade In Flame [1975]

    I really like it, but being in america, it doesn’t play quite right on my dvd,tv. It plays fine on the computer, but the pal format is a little weird with the tv. I can view it and the remastered cd is awesome.
    1. I really like it, but being in america, it doesn’t play quite right on my dvd,tv. It plays fine on the computer, but the pal format is a little weird with the tv. I can view it and the remastered cd is awesome.
      1. Slade, being a fun loving band who are fond of the sexual innuendo, fail to make the transition to the big screen with this decidedly sober story of ego and corruption. They play a band named flame, and no one could figure out how to seperate the fantasy from the reality. When flame break up, people thought slade had broken up. I really like the film, but it isn’t them at all. They should have made something a little more slade. This is still a good movie though, and if you love the band like i do it’s great fun to watch them on film. They all do a pretty good job as actors too.
  17. This review is from : Slade In Flame [1975]

    Slade, being a fun loving band who are fond of the sexual innuendo, fail to make the transition to the big screen with this decidedly sober story of ego and corruption. They play a band named flame, and no one could figure out how to seperate the fantasy from the reality. When flame break up, people thought slade had broken up. I really like the film, but it isn’t them at all. They should have made something a little more slade. This is still a good movie though, and if you love the band like i do it’s great fun to watch them on film. They all do a pretty good job as actors too.
    1. Brilliant film from the band slade,probably the best music video ever made. ,,comes bonus cd with the soundtrack and also extras on the dvd ,,interviews about the film,,good picture quality and excelent sound.
  18. This review is from : Slade In Flame [1975]

    Brilliant film from the band slade,probably the best music video ever made. ,,comes bonus cd with the soundtrack and also extras on the dvd ,,interviews about the film,,good picture quality and excelent sound.
    1. This is a brilliant piece of nostalgia. Amazing soundtrack, takes me back, but many of the songs have stood the test of time.
  19. This review is from : Slade In Flame [1975]

    This is a brilliant piece of nostalgia. Amazing soundtrack, takes me back, but many of the songs have stood the test of time.
    1. Slade in flame – classic tale of how bad the music industry was (is ?) – not the film everyone expected at the time, but 30 years later it still stands up.
  20. This review is from : Slade In Flame [1975]

    Slade in flame – classic tale of how bad the music industry was (is ?) – not the film everyone expected at the time, but 30 years later it still stands up.

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