By Cat Schaupp
August 5, 2013
Today sees the release, through Universal Pictures (UK) Limited, on DVD and Blu-Ray of a film that’s received ecstatic press from critics and music-lovers alike, with Mark Kermode calling it ‘a real humdinger with heart and soul’ and Q magazine giving the film a five star review.
Good Vibrations (15) has no connection to the Beach Boys, as some might expect, but is instead the story of Belfast’s Terri Hooley, who in 1970′s Troubles-shaken Belfast opened up a record store on a street caught in the crossfire, and called it Good Vibrations. As his business gets off the ground, Hooley discovers the vivid voice of punk protest alive in the city, creates the Good Vibrations record label, and gets involved with seminal band The Undertones, whose 1978 EP ‘Teenage Kicks’ is released on the label. But Terry’s got more in his sights, and a fundraising concert at the Ulster Hall is more about saving his beloved hometown than saving his shop, and Terry becomes the leader of a group of kids and punks determined to bring Belfast back to life.
Good Vibrations is the thrilling story of a musical maverick, featuring Richard Dorner in the title role surrounded by a host of familiar faces including the ever excellent Dylan Moran, and a soundtrack that’ll get any music fan in a lather. We’ve got three copies of the DVD to give away. All you need to do is retweet the following:
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The competition closes on 9th August, and winners will be notified via direct message on Twitter. As ever this competition is not open to anyone connected to the Muso’s Guide site.