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Two-Lane Blacktop

Spine #414

Jan 8, 2013

Number of Discs: 1

  • 2.35:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
  • English PCM Mono
  • English DTS-HD 5.1 Surround
  • English subtitles

Two-Lane Blacktop

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Original release

Directed By: Monte Hellman
Starring: James Taylor, Warren Oates, Laurie Bird, Dennis Wilson, Harry Dean Stanton
Licensor: Universal Studios Home Entertainment

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Drag racing east from L.A. in a souped-up '55 Chevy are the wayward Driver and Mechanic (singer/songwriter James Taylor and the Beach Boys' Dennis Wilson, in their only acting roles), accompanied by a tagalong Girl (Laurie Bird). Along the way, they meet Warren Oates's Pontiac GTO-driving wanderer and challenge him to a cross-country race-the prize: their cars' pink slips. But no summary can do justice to the existential punch of Two-Lane Blacktop. With its gorgeous widescreen compositions and sophisticated look at American male obsession, this stripped-down narrative from maverick director Monte Hellman is one of the artistic high points of 1970s cinema, and possibly the greatest road movie ever made.

  • Two audio commentaries: one by Hellman and filmmaker Allison Anders and one by screenwriter Rudolph Wurlitzer and author David N. Meyer
  • Interviews with Hellman, actor James Taylor, musician Kris Kristofferson, producer Michael Laughlin, and production manager Walter Coblenz
  • Screen test outtakes
  • Performance and Image, a look at the restoration of a '55 Chevy used in the movie and the film's locations today
  • Color Me Gone, photos and publicity from Two-Lane Blacktop
  • Trailer


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