River's Edge

River's Edge

Director: Tim Hunter Cast: Crispin Glover, Keanu Reeves, Ione Skye
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DVD (Wide Screen / Dolby 5.1 / Mono)

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River's Edge

Director Tim Hunter's unrelentingly bleak study in broken youth and haunting isolation receives its DVD debut courtesy of MGM/UA in this disc that offers a fair presentation of the film, but little more than the basics in the way of extra features. The presentation of the film itself is the main attraction of this release, featuring an attractive 1:85.1 anamorphic transfer of the film that appears mainly crisp and clear despite minor occurrences of scratches and speckles and minimal appearance of film grain. Colors are rich and lush considering the intentionally drab visual scheme of the film, with flesh tones appearing even and well balanced. Artifacting is minimal except for a few pivotal nighttime scenes in which it is noticeable if you're looking, though not particularly distracting otherwise. The English Dolby Digital Mono soundtrack is mixed well, though scenes that share music and dialogue find the music slightly overpowering. Subtitles are offered in English and French. The main menu is easy to navigate but offers nothing more than chapter selections and a murky and dirty transfer of the original theatrical trailer. Overall, MGM/UA's fair release offers a nice transfer of this compelling film that should have longtime followers breathing a sigh of relief as they confidently discard their well-worn and long out-of-print VHS tapes.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/23/2001
UPC: 0027616857712
Original Release: 1986
Rating: NR
Source: Mgm (Video & Dvd)
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby Digital, monaural]
Time: 1:39:00

Special Features

Original theatrical trailer; English: mono; French and Spanish subtitles

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Crispin Glover Layne
Keanu Reeves Matt
Ione Skye Clarissa
Daniel Roebuck Samson "John" Tollette
Dennis Hopper Feck
Joshua John Miller Tim, Matt's Brother
Leo Rossi Jim
Josh Richman Tony
Tom Bower Bennett
Roxana Zal Maggie
Constance Forslund Madeleine
Phil Brock Mike
Danyl Deats Jamie
Michael Hungerford Tony's Father
Maeve Odum Student
Frances de L'Etanche Du Bois Aunto
Jim Metzler Burkewaite, Teacher
Tammy Smith Kim, Matt's Sister
Yuzo Nishihara Moko
Taylor Negron Checker
Chris Peters Tom
Richard Richcreek Kevin
James Terry Cop
Maryedith Burrell Actor

Technical Credits
Tim Hunter Director
Claudia Brown Costumes/Costume Designer
John Daly Executive Producer
Frederick Elmes Cinematographer
Derek Gibson Executive Producer
Anne Huntley-Ahrens Set Decoration/Design
Neal Jimenez Screenwriter
Gabor Kernyaiszky Makeup
Jürgen Knieper Score Composer
Mick Muhlfriedel Art Director
John Muto Production Designer
Kenny Myers Makeup
Sarah Pillsbury Producer
Midge Sanford Producer
Howard E. Smith Editor
Sonya Sones Editor
David Streit Co-producer
Sonya Sones Tramer Editor

Scene Index

Scene Selections
0. Scene Selections
1. Title/The dead body [7:58]
2. A harmonious home [2:21]
3. A gift from Feck [3:59]
4. "I killed her" [6:01]
5. Tested loyalty [5:01]
6. Who will tell? [3:59]
7. Missy's funeral [4:45]
8. Lane takes charge [8:52]
9. "Dirty traitor!" [8:25]
10. Feck's philosophy [4:23]
11. To kiss a girl [10:48]
12. Ellie, echoes, pride [8:41]
13. "Hit him again!" [5:35]
14. Moral teachings [6:10]
15. Bad pals, dead pals [7:29]
16. Clean-up/Credits [4:54]

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River's Edge 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
i watched this movie for the first time last year i was in shock it gave me chills inside crispin glover gave a good appearence bravo its one of those 80s movies that just sticks with you i would recommened this one