It Couldn’t Happen Here – Trailer

Unavailable worldwide for 30 years, at last, Pet Shop Boys’ 1988 feature film It Couldn’t Happen Here makes its overdue debut on Blu-ray and DVD. Newly remastered by the BFI in High Definition at 4K resolution, it will be released in a Limited Edition Dual Format Edition set on 15 June 2020. Packed full of iconic tracks, It Couldn’t Happen Here is a singularly strange, striking, and sensational pop movie par excellence. Numerous extras include a 48-page Digi-book that contains a new interview with Neil Tennant, a new feature commentary with director Jack Bond, co-writer James Dillon, and cinematographer Simon Archer, and new interviews with Jack Bond and choreographer Arlene Phillips.

Jack Bond originally set out to make an extended pop video based on Pet Shop Boys’ 1987 album Actually. What he ended up with was a flamboyantly full-scale feature film that finds Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe embarking on an outstanding musical odyssey from the coast to the capital, encountering the eccentric likes of screen legends Joss Ackland, Gareth Hunt, and Barbara Windsor along the way. Perfect pop-surrealism meets road movie to the sound of hits from the duo’s fantastic first two studio albums, including all-time classics West End girls, It’s a sin and Always on my mind.

John McArthur
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