Cast: Dennis Hopper, Stella Garcia, Don Gordon, Tomas Milian, Daniel Ades
Studio: Arbelos Films
Catalog #: AR0001BD
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Picture Format:Widescreen Anamorphic 1.85:1
Audio Format:Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround
New 4K restoration. Dennis Hopper’s radical, much-mythologized lost
masterpiece – widely unseen for nearly 50 years until now!
self-reflexive and co-written by Hopper and REBEL WITHOUT A CAUSE screenwriter
Stewart Stern, THE LAST MOVIE follows a Hollywood movie crew in the midst of
making a western in a remote Peruvian village. When production wraps, Hopper, as
the baleful stuntman Kansas, remains, attempting to find redemption in the
isolation of Peru and the arms of a former prostitute. Meanwhile, the local
Indians have taken over the abandoned set and begun to stage a ritualistic
re-enactment of the production – with Kansas as their sacrificial lamb.
Among the most storied productions of the New Hollywood Era, Hopper was given
carte blanche by Universal for his next directorial feature after the tremendous
commercial success of EASY RIDER, and writer-director-star took the money and
ran – literally – staging THE LAST MOVIE in Peru at farthest remove from the
Hollywood machine, with an on-screen entourage in tow that included Kris
Kristofferson, Julie Adams, Stella Garcia, Peter Fonda, Dean Stockwell, Toni
Basil, Russ Tamblyn, Michelle Phillips and director Samuel Fuller.
Although it won a special award at the Venice Film Festival, THE LAST MOVIE
would effectively end Hopper’s career for many years – the Hollywood
establishment gleefully writing him off as a self-indulgent madman. Yet the
movie remains thrillingly innovative and remarkably contemporary – influenced
greatly by the work of Bruce Conner and the French New Wave, as well as the Pop
and Abstract artists Hopper revered.
- Brand New 4K restoration from the original camera negative. -
Original 1971 Theatrical Trailer. - Original 1971 Product Reel. -
2018 U.S. Theatrical Trailer. - Scene Missing - New Documentary
directed by Alex Cox. - Some Kind of Genius - Profile of Dennis
Hopper directed by Paul Joyce. - THE LAST MOVIE featurette - New
video interviews. - The Dick Cavett Show 1971 Interview with Dennis
Hopper. - Dennis Hopper 2007 THE LAST MOVIE Introduction Clip. -
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