Red Rock West (John Dahl, 1993)

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YOU’RE LYLE FROM DALLAS, RIGHT?

Dead tired and flat broke after driving 1,200 miles, Michael Williams (Nicolas Cage) walks into a local tavern in the dusty town of Red Rock, Wyoming, and is immediately offered a job. There’s only one problem: the bar owner (J. T. Walsh) thinks Michael is a hitman and the “job” is murdering his wife (Lara Flynn Boyle). And just as Michael decides to take the money and skip town without killing anyone, the real hitman (Dennis Hopper) arrives ready to do the job right. Recalling Blood Simple and other classic thrillers of the ’80s and ’90s, Red Rock West is a stylish and cutthroat neonoir full of jealousy, murder, greed, and corruption and where your best friend is a loaded gun.

Special Features:

  • NEW HD Film Transfer
  • Audio Commentary With Director And Co-Writer John Dahl
  • In Conversation: Nicolas Cage And John Dahl
  • Lyle From Dallas: Remembering Dennis Hopper
  • In Conversation: Dwight Yoakam On The Soundtrack
  • Original Theatrical Trailer
  • Image Gallery

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Werewolf Women Fake CC CoverHAPPY HALLOWEEN, YOU CRAZY KIDS!

We thought we would round out our month of highbrow horror with this great fake Criterion cover for Rob Zombie’s Werewolf Women of the SS.  Sure, the Collection already has plenty of World War II films, a classy nazisploitation film, and maybe even its version of lycanthropy, but it’s still nice to dream, even if this pastiche isn’t very highbrow.  Of course, the fact that Werewolf Women of the SS exists only as a trailer to an unmade feature is also another impediment, but that’s neither here nor there.  Enjoy the trailer, the extended trailer, and the “making of” featurette after the jump!

(Can’t seem to find an artist to give credit for this piece.  If anyone knows, please comment so we can spread the love!)

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