The Loveless

Overview

This languid and arty spin on the conventions of classic biker movies has been given a strong presentation on this DVD re-release from Blue Underground. The Loveless has been given a letterboxed transfer at the widescreen aspect ratio of 1.85:1, which has also been enhanced for anamorphic play on 16 x 9 monitors; the images look great, and make the most of the color schemes of Doyle Smith's cinematography. The audio has been presented in three formats; the original single-channel sound mix is preserved in Dolby ...
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Overview

This languid and arty spin on the conventions of classic biker movies has been given a strong presentation on this DVD re-release from Blue Underground. The Loveless has been given a letterboxed transfer at the widescreen aspect ratio of 1.85:1, which has also been enhanced for anamorphic play on 16 x 9 monitors; the images look great, and make the most of the color schemes of Doyle Smith's cinematography. The audio has been presented in three formats; the original single-channel sound mix is preserved in Dolby Digital Mono, while two new multi-channel mixes appear in Dolby Digital Surround and Dolby Digital 5.1. No subtitles or multiple language options are included. Most notable among the bonus materials is a commentary track featuring leading man Willem Dafoe and directors Kathryn Bigelow and Monty Montgomery, in which they offer plenty of background on the making of the movie. Other bonus materials include the film's original trailer and a large gallery of still photos and advertising materials. This is a fine presentation of the sort of genre film that often slips through the cracks, and Blue Underground has done a superb job of bringing it to DVD.
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Special Features

Audio commentary with star Willem Dafoe, co-writer/directors Kathryn Bigelow and Monty Montgomery; Theatrical trailer; Poster and still galleries
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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Josh Ralske
Kathryn Bigelow's debut feature, The Loveless, which she co-wrote and co-directed with Monty Montgomery, is a strange, but compelling amalgam of art film and homage to the American International Pictures biker flicks of the 1960s. The film's dialogue consists almost entirely of attitudinal epigrams, in the style of Marlon Brando's famous line from The Wild One. When asked, "What are you rebelling against?" Brando's character responds, "What d'ya got?" The dialogue in The Loveless isn't quite so memorable, and its reliance on such existentialist biker repartee occasionally borders on self-parody. "Every one of us die like chips in some big floatin' crap game," opines Vance (Willem Dafoe) in the film's sparsely used, but overblown narration. Still, Dafoe's performance is memorable. It's clear right from the start of his career that the camera loves him, as the filmmakers memorialize his leather outfit and the gears of his bike with frequent fetishistic close-ups. The other performances are uneven, though Marin Kanter makes a strong impression as Telena, the troubled local girl who scratches what Vance refers to in the narration as "an itch between my legs." The films takes its sweet time studying these characters, as they sit around and talk about nothing in particular, or stare silently into space, waiting for something to happen, for much of the early going. Dafoe and Kanter's performances bring surprising emotional impact to the somewhat predictable ending of the film. There's a nice scene in a black liquor store in the segregated town, in which New Yorker Vance tells the quietly hostile proprietor, "I'm not as white as I look." The film also slightly amps up the homoeroticism of the earlier biker flicks. The great soundtrack and the sure-handed visuals enhance the atmosphere and help the talented filmmakers overcome the plodding pace.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/16/2004
  • UPC: 827058108393
  • Original Release: 1982
  • Rating:

  • Source: Blue Underground
  • Region Code: 0
  • Time: 1:22:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 32,274

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Willem Dafoe , Vance
Robert Gordon
Marin Kanter , Telena
J. Don Ferguson Tarver,
Kenny Call
Liz Gans Augusta
Robert Gordon
Bob Hannah
John King
Tina Lhotsky
Danny Rosen Ricky
Technical Credits
Kathryn Bigelow Director, Screenwriter
Monty Montgomery Director, Screenwriter
A. Kitman Ho Producer
Lilly Kilvert Production Designer
John Lurie Score Composer
Robert Gordon Score Composer
Robert Gordon Score Composer
Doyle Smith Cinematographer
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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Program Start/Main Titles [4:50]
2. Flat Tire [4:21]
3. Back in Action [4:37]
4. Truck Stop Town [3:42]
5. Three From the Road [4:00]
6. Motorcycle Storage [3:59]
7. Idle Time [3:49]
8. Garage Days Revisited [4:21]
9. Hot Rod Girl [5:02]
10. Beer Run [5:09]
11. Having Fun [4:52]
12. War Stories [2:49]
13. Teenage Love [4:52]
14. Dusk to Dawn [3:51]
15. Daytona Dreaming [4:28]
16. Trouble in Mind [4:18]
17. Striptease [3:21]
18. Checkout Time [4:48]
19. Family Tradition [2:03]
20. Moving On/End Credits [3:05]
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Menu

Side #1 --
   Chapter Selections
   Extras
      Audio Commentary
         With Star Willem Dafoe, Co-Writer/Directors Kathryn Bigelow and Monty Montgomery: On
         With Star Willem Dafoe, Co-Writer/Directors Kathryn Bigelow and Monty Montgomery: Off
      Theatrical Trailer
      Poster & Still Galleries
         Posters
         Black & White Stills
         Color Stills
         Wardrobe Test Stills
         Behind-the-Scenes
         Pressbooks
         Storyboards
         Video
         Credits
   Audio Setup
      5.1 Dolby Digital Surround
      Dolby Surround 2.0
      Original Mono
   Play
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