The Loveless

The Loveless

Willem Dafoe
Director: Kathryn Bigelow, Monty Montgomery Cast: Willem Dafoe
Willem Dafoe
, Robert Gordon
Robert Gordon
Kathryn Bigelow, Monty Montgomery,


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The period biker flick The Loveless marks the feature debut of both actor Willem Dafoe and writer/director Kathryn Bigelow (Strange Days). Bigelow co-wrote and co-directed the film with Monty Montgomery, who would go on to produce Wild at Heart and The Portrait of a Lady. Dafoe plays Vance, a stoic, leather-clad biker who rides into a small Southern town and to wait for some other bikers. Their plan is to travel on to Daytona for some racing, but they have to stick around the little truck stop town for a while to get one of their bikes repaired. Vance flirts a bit with Augusta (Liz Gans), a widowed waitress. She's the only local who's friendly to him and his gang. Contemplating living in such a depressed, isolated place, Vance tells her, "I think your husband had the right idea." While the bikes are worked on, Vance and the gang, including the abrasive Davis (rockabilly musician Robert Gordon, who also composed the film's soundtrack) and his girlfriend, Debbie (Tina Lhotsky), spend the day in town, to the chagrin of the conservative residents. Vance hooks up with Telena (Marin Kanter), the rebellious teenage daughter of a rich redneck. Their little tryst creates even more tension, and the day ends with violence.

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Product Details

Release Date: 07/09/2019
UPC: 0760137261384
Original Release: 1981
Source: Arrow Video
Region Code: A
Time: 1:22:00
Sales rank: 791

Special Features

Brand new restoration from the original camera negative by Arrow Films, approved by Co-Writer/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, 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

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Willem Dafoe Vance
Robert Gordon Actor
Marin Kanter Telena
J. Don Ferguson Tarver
Kenny Call Actor
Bob Hannah Actor
John King Actor
Tina Lhotsky Actor
Liz Gans Augusta
Danny Rosen Ricky

Technical Credits
Kathryn Bigelow Director,Screenwriter
Monty Montgomery Director,Screenwriter
A. Kitman Ho Producer
Nancy Kanter Editor
Lilly Kilvert Production Designer
John Lurie Score Composer
Grafton Nunes Producer
Robert Gordon Score Composer
Doyle Smith Cinematographer

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