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Aro Favourite Two-Lane Blacktop

 

USA 1971, 103 minutes
Dir. Monte Hellman
Rating: [PG]
Genres: Cult / Road Movie

Topics: Petrolheads.

 

Aroview: Ambling across a relentless roadscape of diners and gas stations, young petrol-heads James Taylor (yes, the pop singer) and Dennis Wilson (yes, the Beach Boy) face a challenge to race middle-aged braggart Warren Oates.

Much less than EASY RIDER on four wheels, and yet much more, it takes a detour from incident to explore the desolate, hypnotic rhythms of the Trans-American highway, and as such is a signature cult film of the early seventies.

NZ International Film Festival 2007

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DVD Features

  • audio commentary
  • English subtitles for the hearing impaired
  • 'making of' documentary / featurette
  • trailers
  • aspect ratio: 16:9
 

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