Blu-ray Release: Cutter’s Way

Blu-ray Release Date: April 12, 2016
Price: Blu-ray $29.95
Studio: Twilight Time

The 1981 comedy-msytery Cutter’s Way is director Ivan Passer’s and screenwriter Jeffrey Alan Fiskin’s sun-drenched neo-noir near-classic, a slashing adaptation of Newton Thornburg’s novel.

Jeff Bridges, and John Heard in Cutter's Way

Jeff Bridges and John Heard in Cutter’s Way

Originally entitled Cutter and Bone, the film provides a devastating look at post-Vietnam, post-Watergate America, as exemplified by its trio of damaged protagonists: a slightly dim beach-boy gigolo (Jeff Bridges, Fat City), a ferocious disabled veteran (John Heard, Cat People), and the cynical, alcoholic young woman (Lisa Eichhorn, The Vanishing) they both love. All three actors are nothing short of combustive here, in a dark tale (set against a gorgeously sunny Santa Barbara) about the attempt to pin a murder on a fat-cat plutocrat (Stephen Elliott, Beverly Hills Cop) who may, in fact, be guilty.

As supplier Twilight Time prints up only 3,000 copies of each title, be sure to head over to the Twilight Time site or that of distributor Screen Archives NOW so you can put in your prebook order!

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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.