Two-lane Blacktop (Blu-Ray) (1971)

Release Date: 23 January 2012 | Certificate: Suitable for 15 years and over
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With the melancholy open-road epic Two-Lane Blacktop, American auteur Monte Hellman poeticised the beautiful, terrible rootlessness of his nation in the era of Vietnam. Funded by Universal in a bid to recreate the success of Easy Rider by giving a number of filmmakers $1m and final cut Hellman's effort is now regarded as one of the key films of the New Hollywood renaissance of the early 1970s. While driving eastward on Route 66, two rival car owners The Driver (singer-songwriter James Taylor) and The Mechanic (Dennis Wilson of The Beach Boys) in a souped-up, drag-racing '55 Chevy, and a middle-aged braggart (Warren Oates) in a gleaming GTO begin to race for each other's "pink slips" and the affections of the listless female hitchhiker (Laurie Bird) who joins them on the road. Scripted by esteemed novelist Rudy Wurlitzer, and featuring the only screen performances of Taylor and Wilson, Two-Lane Blacktop remains a timeless, existential portrait of lives in transit and of a country questioning its identity.

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Features on director and cast., Original theatrical trailer., Booklet.

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Region B
Sound: Dolby Digital
Running Time: 103 minutes
Production Year: 1971
Main Language: English
Subtitles: English
Release Date: 23 January 2012
Certificate: 15 - Suitable for Persons Aged 15 or Over
SKU: EKA70044