A true indication of 1970s rock excess was for a band to make their own movie and UK based glam pop outfit Slade were no exception to the rule. Enjoying phenomenal success in their native country at the time the band settled on making SLADE IN FLAME a semi-autobiographical account of the rock & roll life. What makes the film so fascinating (and is no doubt responsible for the sizeable cult that surrounds the movie) are the often brutal scenes of authenticity that pervade throughout. The story concerns a mythical band played by the four members of Slade. It charters their rise and fall whilst taking time to highlight the pressures and the pitfalls that so often beset bands. The enduring message of the film is that fame can be enjoyable but at huge personal cost. A true one-off in the field of 70s rock movies SLADE IN FLAME offers a message that still rings true in the contemporary music world.
Documentary featurette - the making of the movie, Interviews with band members, co-star Tom Conti and Director Richard Loncraine, Unseen photos, Jim Lea commentary
Release Date: 02 April 2007
Certificate: PG - Parental Guidance
Sound: Dolby Digital
Running Time: 87 minutes
Production Year: 1974
Main Language: English