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Easy Rider (35th Anniversary Deluxe Edition) (1969)

Peter Fonda , Dennis Hopper  |  R |  DVD
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (361 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper, Jack Nicholson, Luke Askew, Warren Finnerty
  • Format: AC-3, Closed-captioned, Color, Dolby, NTSC, Special Edition, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround), English (Dolby Digital 5.1)
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish, Portuguese, Thai, Korean
  • Dubbed: French
  • Subtitles for the Hearing Impaired: English
  • Region: Region 1 encoding (US and Canada only)
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  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Rated: R (Restricted)
  • Studio: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: September 28, 2004
  • Run Time: 95 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (361 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0002O7XWC
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #121,862 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Easy Rider (35th Anniversary Deluxe Edition)" on IMDb

Special Features

  • Making-of documentary: "Easy Rider: Shaking the Cage" featuring interviews with Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper, and others
  • Production notes
  • Bonus CD songtrack with music from the movie
  • 80-page British Film Institute Modern Classic book Easy Rider

Editorial Reviews

In honor of this pop-culture film classic comes this 35th Anniversary Edition. Including a British Film Institute Modern Classic book 'Easy Rider' by Lee Hill (provides an in-depth look at the film) and an exclusive CD song-track in all new packing with an outercase no DVD collector will be able to resist. All new special packaging! Includes exclusive song-track CD with music from the movie. Includes exclusive British Film Institute Modern Classic book "Easy Rider"- a $12.95 value.

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95 of 103 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Classic Late 60's Hippy/Biker Movie Worth Owning! October 2, 2004
"Easy Rider" directed by Dennis Hopper, produced by Peter Fonda and written by Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper and Terry Southern was a low budget film ($340 grand) that surprisingly became a box office smash. The story is about two hippys (Fonda & Hopper) who buy choppers with cash they've gotten from a drug deal. They ride cross country heading to Louisianna (to Mardi Gras) and on their way meeting different people, visiting a commune of hippys, ending up in jail, going to a brothel, taking acid etc. The ending was disturbing in 1969 and still is, even in these days of non-stop violence in our country. This 35th Anniversary Edition is identical to the regular dvd version of "Easy Rider" with the exact same bonus material "The Making-Of Documentary "Easy Rider: Shaking The Cage" (feat. interviews with Fonda, Hopper, etc.) and an audio commentary by Dennis Hopper plus production notes. The bonuses for this 35th Anniversary Edition are a cd which includes eight songs (do not confuse this cd with the actual "Easy Rider Soundtrack" as it is not). The songs are "Born To Be Wild" - Steppenwolf, "The Weight" - Smith, "Nights In White Satin" - The Moody Blues, "Wasn't Born To Follow" - The Byrds, "San Francisco Nights" - Eric Burden And The Animals, "The Pusher" - Steppenwolf, "It's Alright Ma (I'm Only Bleeding)" - Roger McGuinn and "Get Together" - The Youngbloods. The 80 page book "Easy Rider" by Lee Hill is interesting and includes all you'll ever want to know about the film. The bottom line is, if you already own the regular dvd of "Easy Rider" I'd pass on this 35th Anniversary Edition. Of course, if you don't own this classic film it may be worth the extra cash for the bonus cd and book.
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47 of 50 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Death of The '60s October 15, 2004
The Plot: Dennis Hopper and Peter Fonda are two drug dealers from L.A. who get rich selling coke to Phil Spector(imagine that...). They celebrate by hitting the road on their choppers towards Mardi Gras. Among many of the kind Americans they run into along the way is the one and only Jack Nicholson, an alcoholic ACLU attorney who helps them out of jail. In return, they decide to take him to New Orleans with them and get him stoned in the process (the funniest scene in the movie--Nicholson offers an inspiring monologue concerning extraterrestrial intelligence). Enduring harassment and abuse from the rural locals, they arrive at Mardi Gras. Tony Basil(!) is one of the hookers they drop acid with in the graveyard (an unsettling psychedelic sequence only surpassed by the climax of "2001: A Space Odyssey"). Sounds great, doesn't it? It is. Despite its flaws and shortcomings, this is an American classic not to be missed.

Any fan of independent films will adore this movie (check out "Midnight Cowboy", too, if you like this one). The acting is amateurish but the script is inspired, and the cinematography and soundtrack are terrific.

This movie is a symbolic snuff film, and the American Dream is the victim in the spotlight. It foreshadows the paranoia and hostility that would later precipitate the War On Drugs and, now, the War On Terror. Ironically, the alcoholic lawyer played by Jack Nicholson is the only person that has a clear and sober idea of what is going on, and he is quickly silenced by the barbaric locals. The two main characters themselves have a vague idea of it, but are too caught up in their own hedonism to see it clearly. Near the end of the film, Peter Fonda grimly concludes: "We blew it." Ouch--the truth hurts; I wasn't even alive in the '60s and I'm still feeling it today.
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57 of 64 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars "Helmut? Oh, I got a helmut..." January 25, 2004
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Easy Rider is a truly landmark film in the true sense of the meaning of the term. Produced on a very low budget and set in the late 60's it was, in my opinion, the first movie to really capture a particularly interesting moment in time. While many films sort of used the notion of the late 60's, drugs, sex, rebellion, idealism, as a means to make money, this seemed really the first film to accurately reflect a realistic image of the time period with an unflinching eye.
Peter Fonda and Dennis Hopper play Wyatt, or Captain America, and Billy, two free type spirits who, after a making quite a bit of money through a sale of drugs, decide to hit the road and drive cross country to Mardi Gras. Along the way, they pick up George Hanson, a southern lawyer, played by Jack Nicholson.
While watching this movie, you may get a sense that it is sort of a western, with the western landscapes and the main characters riding 'iron' horses. This was the intention of the filmmakers, especially the director, Dennis Hopper. One of my favorite scenes was at the beginning, right before Wyatt and Billy are about to embark on their trip, Wyatt removes his watch and throws it on the ground. This symbolized a sense of throwing off the constraints of the old world and an effort to embrace true freedom, if there is such a thing.
Nicholson tends to steal the scenes he is in, and gives a particularly wonderful piece about what freedom is, and why people are so afraid of it. He sort of represented to me one who has been fed many misconceptions about the individuals and movement Wyatt and Billy represent, but once in their company, finds that much of what he has been told may not be true. A sort of individual caught between the generations.
The film is dated, but that didn't detract anything for me.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Terrific!
Love the movie, but I started watching the special DVD about the making of this movie. I turned it off when Peter Fonda started complaining about his arms hurting from all the... Read more
Published 4 days ago by Marks
5.0 out of 5 stars Good buy
Fast shipping, no issues, played movie and skipped a little but hoping that it was just my blue ray player.. have not played the movie again since cleaned blue ray..
Published 11 days ago by Malcolm davis
4.0 out of 5 stars Gift Purchase
Got this for my husband, just to find out he ordered it on netflix. lol. He said it was a good movie, as I have yet to have time to watch it.
Published 15 days ago by Bettina Brumfield
3.0 out of 5 stars Three stars for the era
It was an interesting theme ... an interesting view point on the American motorcyclist in the late 60s by society. There's a lot of drug use throughout the film. Read more
Published 25 days ago by Sheryl
5.0 out of 5 stars True blue Hippie movie.
If you're a hippie, like myself, who was accidentally placed in the in this day and age like a cosmological prank by the universe. You will enjoy this movie. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Jason
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic sixties
This film was just what I was expecting! I ordered this for an American Popular Culture: The Sixties.Good price with fast shipping.
Published 1 month ago by L. Strelluf
1.0 out of 5 stars Some Might Enjoy It
This movie was shallow and difficult to watch. It's only redeeming quality is that viewers get a small sense of what life was like for a small demographic of the American... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Christopher Sharkey
1.0 out of 5 stars 1.5 hours of your life will be wasted
Extremely slow!!!! I can accept the idea of a movie not having a plot but this was boring. Half the time of the movie is watching these guys ride around on their motorcycles... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Brad Revering
5.0 out of 5 stars The headstone for the Boomer Generation
Easy Rider is as relevant today as it was when it first showed in 1969. What is freedom? Easy Rider showed how subjective the answer can be. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Bill
5.0 out of 5 stars Easy Rider
I thought it was a excellent movie and very awesome because this is another movie I watched some years ago too,and I think it's still a great oldie but goodie.
Published 1 month ago by Graham
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Like Toni Basel's scenes in this!
Very good about Toni..i knew that, some don't. As for the 60's....certainly a tumultous decade with many viewpoints, heck that was the whole thing. A Great period to live in. This movie in many aspects defines an 'era' and few movies do that anymore.
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