Loosely based on the experiences and personalities of David Bowie and Iggy Pop VELVET GOLDMINE is a wild glitter-laced trip through the 1970s era of glam rock. Fictional characters Brian Slade (Jonathan Rhys-Meyers) and Curt Wild (Ewan McGregor) are personifications of glam rocks ideals with the mysterious and androgynous Slade balanced by the intense raucous Wild. When Slade disappears the era itself seems to melt away swallowed up by the slick 1980s. But Slades story and the story of glam rock is retold when journalist Arthur Stuart (Christian Bale) is assigned to discover what really happened to Slade. Through his own memories of this time Arthur faces his childhood fears and fantasies. With a nod to Oscar Wilde a CITIZEN KANE-like structure and an overall sumptuous atmosphere VELVET GOLDMINE is director Todd Hayness unique look at homosexuality indulgence and most importantly rock n roll.
Release Date: 24 September 2007
Certificate: 18 - Suitable for 18 years and over. Not for sale to persons under age 18, by placing an order for this product you are declaring that you are 18 years or over.
Sound: Dolby Digital
Running Time: 118 minutes
Production Year: 1998
Main Language: English