Blu-ray, DVD Release: The Indian Runner

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: Oct. 24, 2017
Price: DVD $19.21, Blu-ray $23.51
Studio: Kino Lorber

The 1991 drama The Indian Runner marks the writing and directorial debut of actor Sean Penn (Into the Wild).

David Morse (TV’s Treme), Viggo Mortensen (A Dangerous Method), Charles Bronson (The Mechanic), Valeria Golino (Giulia Doesn’t Date at Night), Patricia Arquette (Boyhood), Sandy Dennis (That Cold Day in the Park) and Dennis Hopper (The American Dreamer) star in the piece, which plays as a raw, intense drama filled with emotion and some genuine substance.

As deputy sheriff in a small town, Joe (Morse) leads a pretty simple life with his loving family. However, his idyllic existence abruptly changes when his troubled brother Frank (Mortensen) arrives unannounced at Joe’s door. Much to the chagrin of his wife (Golino), Joe wants to help Frank make a better life for himself. But Joe soon discovers that this is a formidable task. And so Frank continues his destructive behavior, Joe decides he’s had enough, and they square off in a final showdown that pits blood against blood.

Special features in this new edition of the film include a featurette that includes new interview with director Penn and stars Mortensen and Morse, all of whom are very forthcoming about the production and their collaboration.

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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.