Over the Edge

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Over the Edge

#1 Post by DarkImbecile » Fri Feb 26, 2021 12:13 pm



Inspired by real-life incidents, Over The Edge is an incendiary ode to teen rebellion that quickly became a Gen X/punk-rock touchstone, and a key influence on filmmakers such as Richard Linklater and musicians like Kurt Cobain (who often cited it as his favourite film).

New Granada is a brand new ‘planned community’, miles from the noise and crime of the big city and a perfect place to raise a family. The only problem is they forgot to build anything for the kids to do. Bored out of their minds and stuck in the middle of nowhere, the teens in the town, led by Carl (Michael Kramer) and Richie (an effortlessly charismatic Matt Dillon in his first film role), do pretty much anything to fill the time, quickly escalating from drugs and sex to petty crime. A rash action by an overzealous local police officer (Harry Northup, Taxi Driver) sets in motion a face-off between the frustrated kids and their clueless parents that will lead to explosive, destructive consequences...

Armed with a classic ‘70s rock soundtrack (including Cheap Trick, Ramones and Van Halen), energetic direction by Jonathan Kaplan (White Line Fever) and an intelligent script by Tim Hunter (River’s Edge) and Charlie Haas (Matinee), Over The Edge still packs a righteously powerful punch today, and makes its worldwide Blu-Ray debut with brand new bonus features interviewing the cast and crew.

  • High Definition (1080p) Blu-ray transfer
  • Original uncompressed mono audio
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
  • Archive commentary by director Jonathan Kaplan, producer George Litto and writers Tim Hunter & Charlie Haas
  • New commentary by star Michael Kramer and journalist Mike Sacks
  • Isolated music and effects track
  • Wide Streets + Narrow Minds, an exclusive retrospective documentary featuring newly recorded interviews with cast and crew, including Jonathan Kaplan, Tim Hunter, Charlie Haas, talent scouts Jane Bernstein and Linda Feferman, production designer Jim Newport, stars Michael Kramer, Harry Northup, Vincent Spano, Pamela Ludwig, Julia Pomeroy, Kim Kliner, Diane Reilly, Eric Lalich and others
  • Full post-film Q&A from a 2010 screening at the Walter Reade Theater in New York, featuring Litto, Hunter, Haas, Bernstein, Northup, Kramer, Ludwig, Pomeroy and Tom Fergus
  • Excerpts from the Projection Booth podcast episode on the film, including discussion by Mike White, Leon Chase and Heather Drain, plus interviews with Haas, Hunter, Spano, Northup and Andy Romano
  • Destruction: Fun or Dumb?, the full educational short excerpted within the film, in high definition
  • US theatrical trailer and TV spots
  • UK VHS promo
  • Image galleries
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Sister Hyde
    FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Illustrated collectors' booklet featuring new writing by Kim Morgan and Henry Blyth, and the original San Francisco Examiner article that inspired the film

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Re: Over the Edge

#2 Post by beamish14 » Fri Feb 26, 2021 1:06 pm

God, this is a fantastic-looking release. So glad they were able to return the wonderful original commentary with Kaplan, the two screenwriters, and the producer.
Jonathan Kaplan is such an underrated director, and I hope this signals more of his films coming to HD.

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#3 Post by domino harvey » Fri Feb 26, 2021 1:18 pm

This is WB in the states, who has it in the UK?

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#4 Post by Calvin » Fri Feb 26, 2021 2:22 pm

domino harvey wrote:
Fri Feb 26, 2021 1:18 pm
This is WB in the states, who has it in the UK?
James Flower tells the story on Twitter on how he came to licence the UK rights himself

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#5 Post by cdnchris » Fri Feb 26, 2021 2:23 pm

I think whoever controls MGM titles, so it's probably a Network like situation

Edit: And never mind, as it's explained in the above post

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Re: Over the Edge

#6 Post by JamesF » Fri Feb 26, 2021 3:16 pm

George Litto, the film's producer, put up the lion's share of the film's budget and kept rights outside North America as a result.

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#8 Post by swo17 » Fri Sep 17, 2021 2:05 am

Well gee, this film is fantastic and clearly a lot of love went into Arrow's release. As much as people here like films about youth, I dare say this one's a must-see

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