Competition: Win Criterion Collection ‘EASY RIDER’ on Special Edition Blu-ray


In 1969, a low-budget motorcycle movie starring Dennis Hopper, Peter Fonda and Jack Nicholson, became the first counterculture blockbuster and changed forever the way America looks at itself and the way films redefine culture.

Hopper’s down-and-dirty directorial debut, Easy Rider heralded the arrival of a new voice in film, one pitched angrily against the mainstream.

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After the film’s cross-country journey (the journey of the filmmakers was as wild as the film they were making) ­with its radical, New Wave-style editing, outsider-rock soundtrack, revelatory performance by a young Jack, and explosive ending, the American road trip would never be the same.

The Criterion Collection Blu-ray Special Edition is available to buy from today!


Special Edition Features:

· Restored high-definition digital transfer, supervised by director of photography László Kovács, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack

· Alternate 2.0 and 5.1 surround soundtracks, presented in DTS-HD Master Audio

· Two audio commentaries, one from 2009 featuring actor-director-writer Dennis Hopper, and the other from 1995 featuring Hopper, actor-writer Peter Fonda, and production manager Paul Lewis

· Born to Be Wild (1995) and Easy Rider: Shaking the Cage (1999) documentaries about the making and history of the film

· Television excerpts showing Hopper and Fonda at the Cannes Film Festival in 1969

· Interview from 2010 with BBS Productions co-founder Steve Blauner

· Theatrical trailers

· An essay by film critic Matt Zoller Seitz


To celebrate, we have 1 x copy to give away courtesy of our friends at The Criterion Collection.

To enter, fill out the following form with ‘Rider’ in the subject line, including your full name, address and contact number.

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Competition closes on Monday 16th May, 2016

Winners will be notified by phone / email

Best of luck!



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