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River's Edge [Blu-ray] [1986]

  • SKU: 26003217
  • Release Date: 01/13/2015
  • Rating: R

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    Overall Customer Rating:
    80% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (4 out of 5)

    Special Features

    • Audio commentary by director Tim Hunter
    • Original theatrical trailer


    River's Edge
    The nude, strangled body of a teenaged girl lies on the edge of the river. Her murderer is her boyfriend, Daniel Roebuck. All the kids in Roebuck's dismal, dead-end town know who committed the murder. Trouble is, no one bothers to turn Roebuck in; some of the teens don't know how to react to the crime, while others, strung out on drugs and booze, just don't give a damn. A study of contemporary alienation, River's Edge was based on a real-life incident that occurred in Milpitas, California, in 1981. That same year, Neal Jimenez wrote his screenplay for River's Edge, but was not able to finance the project until 1987. Except for Dennis Hopper, cast as a holdover from the sixties who hobbles about on one leg and makes love to a blow-up doll, the cast was largely comprised of unknowns, many of whom (Crispin Glover, Keanu Reeves, Ione Skye) would definitely be heard from in the future. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

    Cast & Crew

    • Crispin Glover
      Crispin Glover - Layne
    • Keanu Reeves
      Keanu Reeves - Matt
    • Ione Skye
      Ione Skye - Clarissa
    • Daniel Roebuck
      Daniel Roebuck - Samson "John" Tollette
    • Dennis Hopper
      Dennis Hopper - Feck

    Customer rating

    Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 5 reviews

    would recommend to a friend

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Under-appreciated Teen Story

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      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      I rented this movie a few months ago and already felt like watching it again. So I bought it. To me this movie should be among titles like Pretty In Pink, The Breakfast Club, The Outsiders, and Empire Records. There are certain classic teen movies that everyone knows and says everyone HAS TO watch and this should be one that people mention. It's definitely more gritty than some of the other movies in this category. Seeing it for the first time when I was 19 years old I may be a little biased on how much I like it and relate to it. So if you are a teenager or young adult take it from me and watch this movie! As for this specific release- it's the only US blu-ray release (and the other blu-ray releases of it are a Canadian and UK), and there's not much for special features- just an audio commentary with the director and an original trailer. I have yet to watch the movie with with the commentary so I can't speak on that. I mostly wanted this for the movie, so I don't mind too much that there are little special features. I'm usually the type of person to watch supplements over and over but with River's edge I just want to watch the movie over and over.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Awesome Teenage 80s Movie that's Not John Hughes

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      I've seen this so many times; first time in a high school history class - weird. It's a dark coming of age movie that's down right funny at times and with so many memorable quotes. Crispin Glover is great and even Keanu Reeves, of whom I'm not a fan.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      different kind of movie

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      • Top 500 ContributorTop 500 Contributor

      The story line was a bit strange, and there was a quirky mix of characters.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      A classic film!

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      I highly recommend adding this film to your Blu-Ray collection!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Cult Classic

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      • Top 25 ContributorTop 25 Contributor

      Great, young cast that really delivers in this great thriller.

      I would recommend this to a friend

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