New Release: Road to Nowhere Blu-ray and DVD

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Femme fatale as femme fatale: Shannyn Sossamon makes a movie in Road to Nowhere.

Monterey Media released the 2010 independent neo-noir film Road to Nowhere, directed by the great Monte Hellman (Iguana), on Blu-ray and DVD on Aug. 23, 2011, for the list prices of $34.95 and $26.95, respectively.

Written by Variety editor Steven Gaydos, the movie stars Shannyn Sossamon (40 Days and 40 Nights), Dominique Swain (Fall Down Dead), Waylon Payne (Walk the Line), Cliff De Young (Suicide Kings) and John Diehl (Down in the Valley).

The romance thriller tells the enigmatic tale of cult film director Mitchell Haven (Tygh Runyan, TV’s Stargate: Universe), who has found the material to make his next movie. It’s a true crime story based in the Smoky Mountains of North Carolina, involving a beautiful young woman, Velma Duran (Sossamon), and her older politico lover, Rafe Taschen (De Young). Just as their so-called “true crime” goes awry, so does Haven’s obsessed attempt to make art out of their passions and misfortunes.

Hellman, director of such seminal 1970s films as Two-Lane Blacktop and Cockfighter, hasn’t gotten behind the camera to helm a feature since 1989’s Silent Night, Deadly Night III: Watch Out ! (Yikes!) Not that the two-decade-plus break has hampered the film world’s respect for Hellman. Road to Nowhere premiered at the 2010 Venice Film Festival where the filmmaker was awarded the prestigious Special Lion for Contribution to World Cinema.

The movie received a well-reviewed limited release in theaters in the U.S. in May, following film festival engagements across the globe.

Blu-ray and DVD bonus features include behind-the-scenes footage, a Q&A from the Nashville Film Festival and a Blu-ray only interview with star Shannyn Sossamon.

Check out the movie’s trailer:


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About Laurence

Founder and editor Laurence Lerman saw Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest when he was 13 years old and that’s all it took. He has been writing about film and video for more than a quarter of a century for magazines, anthologies, websites and most recently, Video Business magazine, where he served as the Reviews Editor for 15 years.