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Easy Rider

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Director: Dennis Hopper, Peter Fonda, Jack Nicholson, Robert Walker Jr.

Cast: Dennis Hopper, Peter Fonda, Jack Nicholson, Robert Walker Jr.

     
 

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Take a trip through the heart of the American dream in this counterculture time-capsule classic, arriving in an extra feature-intensive 30th anniversary special edition DVD from Columbia TriStar Home Video. Presented in the original 1.85:1 widescreen theatrical aspect ratio and in closed-captioned English Dolby Digital 5.1, this special edition disc also features a

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Take a trip through the heart of the American dream in this counterculture time-capsule classic, arriving in an extra feature-intensive 30th anniversary special edition DVD from Columbia TriStar Home Video. Presented in the original 1.85:1 widescreen theatrical aspect ratio and in closed-captioned English Dolby Digital 5.1, this special edition disc also features a closed-captioned English Dolby Digital Surround track in addition to optional English, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, Korean, and Thai subtitles. Other exciting extra features include an in-depth making-of documentary titled "Easy Rider: Shaking the Cage," with new interviews with stars Dennis Hopper and Peter Fonda, a director's audio commentary track, production notes, and talent files.

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When films emblematic of the 1960s American counter-culture are mentioned, Easy Rider comes to the fore. Almost everything about this story of a motorcycle gang that travels across a landscape of alienation is hopelessly dated, yet the film remains a lot of fun. As one of the most popular films of its times, it both depicted and promoted a youth culture that centered around illicit drugs and rock music. More than any other movie, it established the career of Jack Nicholson, who won some critics' awards and an Oscar nomination as a supporting actor, and promoted the wild image of Peter Fonda. It is also one of Dennis Hopper's earliest directorial efforts and one of his first maniacal roles, though Hopper did not immediately capitalize on his success in either capacity. The psychedelic moments are priceless, and the soundtrack, featuring the Byrds, Steppenwolf, and other bands of the era, is golden. Few who came of age in the turbulent 1960s did not mark Easy Rider as one of their formative cultural experiences.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/04/2002
UPC:
0043396017498
Original Release:
1969
Rating:
R
Source:
Sony Pictures
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Surround, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time:
1:35:00

Special Features

Digitally remastered audio and anamorphic video; Making-of documentary "Easy Rider: Shaking the Cage," featuring new interviews with Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper, and more; Dennis Hopper audio commentary; Production notes; Talent files

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Peter Fonda Wyatt (Captain America)
Dennis Hopper Billy
Jack Nicholson George
Robert Walker Jack
Luana Anders Lisa
Karen Black Karen
Antonio Mendoza Jesus
Phil Spector Drug Connection
Sandy Wyeth Joanne
Beatriz Monteil Actor
Lea Marmer Madame
Warren Finnerty Rancher
Luke Askew Stranger on Highway
Sabrina Scharf Sarah
Robert Ball Mime#1
Carmen Phillips Mime#2
Michael Pataki Mim
Toni Basil Mary

Technical Credits
Dennis Hopper Director,Screenwriter
David A. Axelrod Songwriter
Hoyt Axton Songwriter
Baird Bryant Cinematographer
Donn Cambern Editor
Antonia Durzen Songwriter
Bob Dylan Songwriter
Peter Fonda Producer,Screenwriter
Virgil Frye Makeup
Gerry Goffin Songwriter
William Hayward Associate Producer
Steve Karkus Special Effects
Jerry Kay Art Director
Jack Keller Songwriter
Carole King Songwriter
Laszlo Kovacs Cinematographer
Paul Lewis Production Manager
Roger McGuinn Songwriter
Bert Schneider Executive Producer
Terry Southern Screenwriter
Larry Waner Songwriter

Scene Index

Scene Selections
0. Scene Selections
1. Scoring [2:25]
2. Airport connection [2:25]
3. "The Pusher" [1:58]
4. Opening credits [3:21]
5. Campsite [2:22]
6. Rancher hospitality [3:31]
7. "I Wasn't Born To Follow" [1:55]
8. Jack fills the tank [1:41]
9. "The Weight" [2:30]
10. Desert camp [4:34]
11. The commune [4:51]
12. History [1:30]
13. Jack's prayer [2:41]
14. Meal with a Pisces [4:24]
15. "I Wasn't Born To Follow" [2:47]
16. Parade without permit [1:05]
17. In jail with George [5:57]
18. A toast [1:54]
19. "If You Want To Be A Bird" [2:18]
20. Joints & Venusians [7:36]
21. "Don't Bogart Me" [2:23]
22. Redneck cafe [5:11]
23. "Used to be..." [2:44]
24. Night beating [2:04]
25. "Kyrie Eleison" [2:58]
26. Karen & Mary [2:54]
27. Mardi Gras [2:32]
28. Dropping acid [5:51]
29. "We blew it" [1:31]
30. "It's Alright Ma" [1:49]
31. "Let's scare 'em" [1:29]
32. End credits [2:00]

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Easy Rider 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
readalotMH More than 1 year ago
What luck! I was looking for this DVD for a long time and the lady at Barnes and Noble at Mall of America Bloomington MN told me to take a look in the $9.95 box and see what I come up with. As a biker closing on 200,000 kms I thought that this movie would make my day in the long winter month of February when all I could to between shovelling snow was to say hello to mine and my brothers bike waiting patiently in the garage for spring to come along. Peter Fonda and Dennis Hopper take us on the ride that we all want to go on. Fresh air, bugs on our teeth and a destination stated but not necessarily the first place we go. Fans of Harley Davidsons and good music will ride along with these two bros and see the countryside better than any car can provide. Remember what Jack Nicholson's character says when he tells us that what people fear most of bikers is that we have the freedom that they so desperately want. Purchase, lay back and ride on bro because this picture gives us bikers the great desire to be on the road again.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
NO NO...NO. This is not a ''biker movie'' or a Harley movie. It is a great film because it is/was a modern update of... THE WESTERN. Billy and Wyatt (get the names?)cross John Ford's America on their ''horses''(one gets a flat changed in an endearing scene as a horse gets reshoed next to it in a barn)and learn that what Jack's character says is very likely to be true, ''this USED to be a really great country.'' Everything the public at large has come to think that this film stands for is shown for the sham it really is. The film's main points are exactly opposite of what people think they remember the film being about. Hard drugs become mainstream and are part of the end of the idealistic '60s. Billy and Wyatt score the big score and go to Florida to retire, getting high along the way, and too late does Fonda realize they have wasted their lives. Acid trips turn nightmarish. Hippies in communes are starving. The movie says, yes, it would be nice if we could all just drop out and be free and peace and love and all that stuff...but you are totally naive if you believe in that dreamland. The film's score and lyrics are also used intellegently to underscore the irony and become characters themselves. The editing and jump-cuts are inventive and quite welcome in our modern independent film crazy time.
Guest More than 1 year ago
If your in to Harleys this is the movie for you. It's basically what gave ''bikers'' the image the have today. That and James Dean. One of Jack Nicklson's first Rolls. He playes a redneck laywer from Texas that is picked up by these two hippy bikers. On a wild adventure across the country to Florida
Guest More than 1 year ago
Easy Rider! A great appreciation for the emotions & thoughts for Rock music & Freedom to live, you gifted to us in our still lasting teenage years, through your perfoming in this Unique Movie!
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you love long motorcycle trips and living free,then this is for you. it's the first motorcycle story and the best of all. so sit back and take easy with EASY RIDER!
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