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Inspired by a seminal Sex Pistols gig, Tony Wilson set up record label Factory Records, signing bands like Joy Division, New Order and eventually The Happy Mondays.
What ensues is a comically sordid tale of music, sex, drugs, larger-than-life characters, the birth of world-famous dance club The Hacienda and the music label Factory Records. The film is replete spot-on re-creations of the costumes and characters of the era. Winterbottom shoots in a range if styles from cinema verite to near-slapstick. As Wilson, actor-comedian Steve Coogan is mesmerising as an unreliable narrator, self-confessed 'dope connoisseur' and eccentric entrepeneur.
- DISC 1
- Audio Commentary featuring Tony Wilson, Steve Coogan and Andrew Eaton
- Who's Who in 24 Hour Party People as subtitles
- 24 Deleted Scenes
- Interviews with people of the era
- Original Theatrical Trailer
- New Order "Here to Stay" Music Video
- DISC 2
- From the Factory Floor - Commentary by artists and friends from the era including Peter Hook, Rowetta, Leroy Richardson, Bruce Mitchell, Miranda Sawyer, Bob Langley and Martin Moscrop
- Michael Winterbottom Profile
- Peter Saville Gallery--posters & album covers with commentary
- Genesis of 24 hr party people - featurette
- The Real Tony Wilson
- Playing people who are still alive
- Shaun Ryder -Scooter Girl filmclip from his new solo album "Amateur Night in the Bigtop"