The film Soft Top, Hard Shoulder has recently been remastered for high definition and is avaible for streming via Vimeo. Chris Rea wrote the score for this 1993 film, and the movie’s title track can be found on the God’s great banana skin album. You can now watch the original movie in 1080p definition and enjoy Chris’s pieces of instrumental music (lots of which are unique and unavailable elsewhere) with high quality sound. It is possible to watch online or download the film, for quite a reasonable charge.
This comedy road-movie won the audience award at The London International Film Festival, as well as Best Film and Best Actor at the Scottish BAFTAS. It was written by and stars Peter Capaldi (also known for Dr Who), and his wife Elaine Collins is the co-star. The film is packed with great cameos from Frances Barber, Simon Callow, Jeremy Northam, Richard Wilson and Phyllis Logan.
This was the debut feature of the filmmakers Stefan Schwartz, director, and Richard Holmes, producer. They went on to co-write, direct and produce the indie-hit comedy Shooting Fish starring Kate Beckinsale, Dan Futterman and Stuart Townshend. Schwartz directs hi-end UK & US TV hits like Dexter & Luther and Holmes produced hits such as Waking Ned and Eden Lake.
Thanks to Andrey Popov for the tip!