Cat. No: WNRD2600
Retail Price: £12.99
Running Time: 60 minutes
Street Date: 13 February 2017
Return To Waterloo
Ray Davies of the Kinks, well-respected as one of rock’s best storytellers, makes his filmmaking debut as director, writer and composer of RETURN TO WATERLOO.
This hour long feature is a unique approach to the synthesis of music, video and cinema. Instead of dialogue, the story is told through music and lyrics. The haunting songs, versions unavailable on any Kinks album, take renowned actor Ken Colley on a suspenseful journey through his imagination, as he confronts reality and fantasy, love and violence.
Also starring Valerie Holliman, Dominique Barnes, Tim Roth and (briefly) Ray Davies himself. This film, a cult classic, is a watershed event in the development of the music video art form, as it was created for itself rather than to promote a record; not a concert, not a grouping of promo videos, this is a real movie and an impressive directorial debut.
RETURN TO WATERLOO embraces Ray Davies’ satirical (and occasionally comical) view of modern society, as reflected in over thirty albums over a remarkable twenty-five years with The Kinks.
Return to Waterloo
Sold Me Out
Not Far Away
Voices In The Dark
“…a witty attack on 80’s Britain...exceptionally well executed.” – UNCUT
“...a little masterpiece, Davies got it just right.” – The Listener (BBC)
“...strikingly original and, at times, brilliant.” – London Daily Mail
“...a cryptic but arresting blend of drama and pop video, a kind of mind’s eye journey with music...” – The (London) Standard
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Return To Waterloo
Sir Ray Davies’ great TV movie was re-released on DVD on 13 February.
The movie had significant involvement of several Kast Off Kinks and in recognition of that we gave away 3 copies to the winners of our competition—click on the link below to see the results.