Written by Dennis Hopper, Peter Fonda and Terry Southern, Fonda produced the low-budget production whilst Hopper took on Directing duties, receiving an award at Cannes for his first work. Since its release, Easy Rider has been regarded as a symbol of free-spirited reaction against society, and even for those too young to remember its original release, it maintains its status as a classic film which characterises the attitude of a decade. Now, after 30 years, Easy Rider has been remastered and is presented here in High Definition with both clearer picture and sound quality.
One of the most shocking and abrupt endings in cinematic history...
- Easy Rider review by Alex D.
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I was born in 1982, so Easy Rider's 60s-sentiment of drugs and rebellion doesn't exactly speak volumes to me, but I appreciate it nonetheless as a cultural time capsule. As two free-spirited, high-as-kites bikers (Peter Fonda and Dennis Hopper) drift across the country towards Mardi Gras, they encounter a hippie commune, an ACLU lawyer (brilliantly played by Jack Nicholson) and, most poignantly, people offended by their long hair and counter-culturism. This movie is an antique whose time has long-passed. It's much more about what it represents than what it explicitly shows, as I'm sure many people have complained that "nothing happens". Overall, a good, laid-back road-trip story with an emblematic cultural importance....well worth seeing if you haven't already!