Border Radio: The Criterion Collection DVD
SKU ID #324021
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.
- Format: DVD
- Rating: Not Rated
- Number of Discs: 1
- Run Time: 83 Minutes
- Region: 1
- 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
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