Border Radio: The Criterion Collection DVD

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  • Technical Specs
  • Format: DVD
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Run Time: 83 Minutes
  • Region: 1 Region?
  • Aspect Ratio: Fullscreen
  • Language: English
  • Studio: Criterion
  • DVD Release Date: January 16, 2007
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Subtitles: English
  • Audio: ENGLISH: Dolby Digital Mono
  • Color: Black & White
  • Includes:
    Two audio commentaries: one with co directors Allison Anders and Kurt Voss, and one with actors Luanna Anders, Dave Alvin, Chris D., John Doe, and Chris Shearer
    The Making of Border Radio, a 2002 documentary featuring interviews with Anders, Dean Lent, Voss, Doe, and Chris D.
    Nine deleted scenes
    Music video of the Flesh Eaters’ "The Wedding Dice"
    Stills gallery featuring rare behind-the-scenes photos
    Theatrical trailer and radio spot
    Bios of cast and crew
    Plus: New essay by music journalist and critic Chris Morris
Before carving out a niche as one of the most distinct voices in nineties American cinema , Allison Anders made her debut, alongside co directors and fellow UCLA film school students, Kurt Voss and Dean Lent, with 1987's Border Radio. A low-key, semi-improvised postpunk diary that took four years to complete, Border Radio features legendary rocker Chris D., of the Flesh Eaters, as a singer/songwriter who has stolen loot from a club and gone missing, leaving his wife (Luanna Anders), a no-nonsense rock journalist, to track him down with the help of his friends (John Doe of the band X; Chris Shearer). With its sprawling Southern Californian and Mexican landscape, captured in evocative 16mm black-and-white, Border Radio is a singular, DIY memento of the indie film explosion in America.