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Border Radio

Spine #362

Jan 16, 2007

Number of Discs: 1

  • 1.33:1 Standard
  • English Dolby Digital 1.0 Mono
  • English subtitles

Border Radio

Directed By: Allison Anders, Dean Lent, Kurt Voss
Starring: Chris D., Luanna Anders, Chris Shearer
Licensor: Coyotes Productions

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Before carving out a niche as one of the most distinct voices in nineties American cinema , Allison Anders made her debut, alongside codirectors 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 landscapes, captured in evocative 16mm black and white, Border Radio is a singular, DIY memento of the indie film explosion in America.

  • Two audio commentaries: one with codirectors Allison Anders and 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, 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


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