Luster

( 2 )

Overview

Everett Lewis' gay-themed love story Luster, about a struggling poet looking to settle down, comes to DVD with a standard full-frame transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.33:1. The English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital Stereo. Supplemental materials include a commentary track recorded by the director, who discusses both the filmmaking process as well as the particular challenges faced by low-budget filmmakers. A making-of featurette rounds out this solid package that should ...
See more details below
DVD (Stereo)
$9.07
BN.com price
(Save 9%)$9.99 List Price
Other sellers (DVD)
  • All (8) from $5.29   
  • New (5) from $5.29   
  • Used (3) from $7.79   

Overview

Everett Lewis' gay-themed love story Luster, about a struggling poet looking to settle down, comes to DVD with a standard full-frame transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.33:1. The English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital Stereo. Supplemental materials include a commentary track recorded by the director, who discusses both the filmmaking process as well as the particular challenges faced by low-budget filmmakers. A making-of featurette rounds out this solid package that should help this little-seen independent film find a larger audience.
Read More Show Less

Special Features

Filmmakers' commmentary; Documentary: "Everett on Film"
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • Release Date: 12/9/2003
  • UPC: 807839000634
  • Original Release: 2002
  • Rating:

  • Source: Tla
  • Presentation: Stereo
  • Sound: stereo
  • Time: 1:32:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 32,043

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Justin Herwick Jackson
Shane Powers Sam
B. Wyatt Jed
Pam Gidley Alyssa
Susanna Melvoin Sandra
Jonah Blechman Billy
Sean Thibodeau Derek
Willie Garson Sonny Spike
Technical Credits
Everett Lewis Director, Editor, Screenwriter
Nicole Arbusto Casting
Joy Dickson Casting
Alex Brewer Disarufino Art Director
Richard Evans Sound/Sound Designer
Mark Kreistl Musical Direction/Supervision
Michael Leon Score Composer
Humberto Luna Cinematographer
Erica Santa Maria Sound/Sound Designer
Mimi Maxmen Costumes/Costume Designer
Garret Scullin Associate Producer, Musical Direction/Supervision
Robert Shulevitz Producer
Read More Show Less

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. F**K Jackson [6:52]
2. Smiley Smile [8:25]
3. Object of Desire [8:20]
4. Pleasures of the Flesh [9:08]
5. Safety Net [3:46]
6. Saturday Morning [6:51]
7. Borderline [5:50]
8. Lust [7:48]
9. Inspiration [4:37]
10. Lucrative Love [8:59]
11. Saturday Night [6:48]
12. Sunday Morning [13:32]
Read More Show Less

Menu

Side #1 --
   Play Movie
   Scene Selections
   Special Features
      Everett on Film
      Trailers
         The Trip
         Kilometer Zero
         9 Dead Gay Guys
         Latter Days
      Director's Commentary: On
      Director's Commentary: Off
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 2
( 2 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(1)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(1)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing all of 2 Customer Reviews
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Don't waiste your time

    This was one of the worst movies I ever watched. It never went anywhere.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Fun, Flesh, and Lust

    I knew this was going to be a ¿cool¿ flick from the opening credits that just list the first names of the cast and crew, but it isn¿t without its flaws as well. Namely some campy acting, a customer in a record store squealing for Madonna, to numerous subplots that tend to bring down the film as well as audio that tends to be muffled in spots. But overall the more it went on the more I accepted and enjoyed these vagabonds and the flaws found within. The story centers around a punky, skateboard, party goer, poet, named Jackson (Justin Herwick), who works at a record shop called, how appropriate, ¿No Life¿. After waking up from the aftermath of an orgy he inquires about a boy who was there, Billy (Jonah Blechman) with whom he develops an infatuation for and decides to track down. Who wouldn't! He's a cutey but he he too has some flaws. Needless to say Billy is the boy toy of a record mogel played by Willie Garson (Sarah Jessica Parker¿s gay friend Stanford on Sex and the City) who gets off on getting beat up. It does get a bit ugly and some people might not like the S&M. Throw in Jackson¿s hunky cousin Jed(Barry Wyatt), a clean cut collegiate type customer at the store (Sean Thibodeau) who¿s in love with Jackson, a lesbian friend named Alyssa (Pamela Gidley) who screws around with Jed and is later found out by her lover, and you get a smorgasboard of a soap opera. The one character I really wish had been more developed and with whom I felt something towards was Jackson¿s supposedly straight boss and friend at the record shop, Sam (Shane Powers). He gives a real emotional performance at the end and his story only scratched the surface. The other performances are hit and miss. Sometimes they¿re great and then at other times it seems campy and silly. It¿s a real mixed bag along with the storylines. Take it for what it¿s worth though and you¿ll have fun with these characters, their loves, lusts, and losses. The DVD is stereo and the transfer is a bit grainy but it only adds to the seediness of the tale. I didn¿t expect much more from a low budget ¿indie¿ and it also includes a short documentary with the director and a film commentary and trailers for other TLA releases. Note: plenty of full frontal nudity From TLA Releasing Click here

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
Sort by: Showing all of 2 Customer Reviews