The United States, late 1950s. A time of generational conflict, of immense social change, of bold fashions and toe-tapping music – just some of the elements that collide in thrilling fashion in The Loveless, the feature debut of both its star, Willem Dafoe (To Live and Die in LA), and its directors, Monty Montgomery (producer, David Lynch’s Wild at Heart) and future Academy Award®-winner* Kathryn Bigelow (Near Dark, Detroit).
A motorcycle gang roars into a small southern town en route to the Daytona races, unnerving and angering the locals with their standoffish attitude and disrespect for social niceties. When one of their number, the charismatic Vance (Dafoe), hooks up with sportscar-driving Telena (Marin Kanter, Endangered Species), he incurs the wrath of the girl’s father, setting the gang on a collision course with the rest of the town as simmering tensions boil over into violent retribution.
Raw, angry and honest, The Loveless evokes, with unflinching clarity, both an attitude and a bygone era, exploring the tensions between two very different Americas – now fully restored and presented in high definition for the first time in this feature-packed new edition from Arrow Video!
* 2010, Best Director, Best Picture: The Hurt Locker. “ACADEMY AWARD®” is a registered trademark and service mark of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS
• Brand new 2K restoration from the original camera negative by Arrow Films, approved by co-writer/co-director Monty Montgomery and director of photography Doyle Smith
• High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
• Original lossless mono audio
• Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
• New audio commentary with co-writer/co-director Monty Montgomery, moderated by Elijah Drenner
• No Man’s Friend Today: Making The Loveless, new video interviews with actors Willem Dafoe, Marin Kanter, Robert Gordon, Phillip Kimbrough and Lawrence Matarese
• U.S. 17: Shooting The Loveless, new video interviews with producers Grafton Nunes and A. Kitman Ho
• Chrome and Hot Leather: The Look of The Loveless, new interviews with production designer Lilly Kilvert and director of photography Doyle Smith
• Reckless, a new audio interview with musician Eddy Dixon
• Extensive image gallery, including on-set photographs, storyboards and original production documentation
• Theatrical trailer
• Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Gilles Vranckx