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Easy Rider

(DVD - 1999 )
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
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Two motorcyclists travel across the U.S. in search of the real America.
Title: Easy rider
[videorecording (DVD)]
Publisher: Culver City, CA : Columbia Tristar Home Video, c1999.
Edition: Special ed.
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 95 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in.
Notes: Title from disc label.
"30th anniversary"--Container.
Special features: a documentary on the making of the movie called, Easy rider ; shaking the cage / a film by Charles Kiselyak (60 min.) ; audio commentary by Dennis Hopper ; talent files (biographical information on each of the stars).
Summary: Two motorcyclists travel across the U.S. in search of the real America.
Audience: MPAA rating R.
Awards & Distinctions: Cannes Film Festival: Best film by a new director.
ISBN: 0800141784
Branch Call Number: PN1997.E28 F653
Statement of Responsibility: Pando Company in association with Raybert Productions ; Columbia Pictures ; producer, Peter Fonda ; director, Dennis Hopper
Credits: Writers, Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper, Terry Southern ; associate producer, William Hayward ; executive producer, Bert Schneider.
Performers: Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper, Jack Nicholson.
System Details: DVD, widescreen (1.85:1); NTSC, region 1; Dolby Digital 5.1; 2-channel Dolby surround, digitally remastered.
Other Language: English dialogue; subtitles in English, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, Korean, Thai; closed-captioned.
Subject Headings: Motorcyclists Drama. Hippies Drama. Hallucinogenic drugs Drama. Violence United States Drama.
Genre/Form: Feature films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Feature films.
Road films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Topical Term: Motorcyclists
Hippies
Hallucinogenic drugs
Violence
Publisher No: 01749
01749
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Over the years since it's release, I still see the flaws and the genius in some parts of Easy Rider. Hopper has the most fun being himself, Peter Fonda hasn't learned believable acting techniques yet as he finally did 40 years later, but his stiffness tends to lend to his character's innocent search for that elusive "something else" that so many were searching for then and still search for. Nicholson of course is everyone's favorite. He's likeable, funny and yet almost foresees the trouble coming for them and the country in that most memorable line "this used to be a hell of a good country". In many ways we're in the same mess now as then, so it's still a sobering scene. I still cringe at the commune scene with the naive preachy talk about "city kids making it" as farmers. Those that actually tried that are probably living comfortable suburban lives today and glad of it. The soundtrack is still the best ever.

Mar 30, 2012
  • aaa5756 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

One of the best films I have seen in this year. It was entertaining and interesting. Great performances a must see for all. “Truly a really great movie worth the long library wait”.

a great movie in every respect, very different and ALOT better than the crappy movies we have today. If you like bikes, freedom, and hippies this movie is for you

Oct 11, 2011
  • Michael rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

This 1969 epic is still a classic look-see... after all these years! This is the beginning of the young Jack Nicholson I love best, as an actor!!!

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