From Radiance Films in the UK comes the 80s American classic Cutter’s Way starring Jeff Bridges and John Heard and directed by Ivan Passer.
Unambitious yacht salesman and gigolo Richard Bone (Bridges) skates on his good looks and avoids all responsibility. His best friend Alex Cutter (Heard) returned from Vietnam with his body ruined, but his mind sharpened and attuned to the injustices and politics that led to his predicament. After Bone witnesses a shadowy figure dumping a young woman’s body in the trash, he fingers local oil magnate J.J. Cord (Stephen Elliot) as the killer. As Bone backs away from this accusation, Cutter charges forward on a crusade to make Cord pay not only for this murder but for all the other crimes fat cats like him have routinely gotten away with. Cutter’s long-suffering wife Mo, struggles to keep her own head above the surface while steering the two men toward saner waters.
Beautifully photographed by DP Jordan Cronenweth (Blade Runner and Stop Making Sense) Cutter’s Way is one of the most impassioned and truthful critiques of the American hierarchy ever filmed. Now, perhaps, more relevant than ever, it’s been freshly restored in 2K from its 35mm interpositive.
- New 2K restoration from its 35mm interpositive
- “Mo’s Way,” a newly filmed video interview with star Lisa Eichhorn
- “From Cutter and Bone to Cutter’s Way,” a newly filmed video interview with UA Classics exec Ira Deutchman
- Archival video interview with director Ivan Passer
- Archival video interview with writer Jeffrey Alan Fiskin
- Archival video interview with producer Paul Gurian
- Archival video featurette on composer Jack Nitzsche
- Archival audio introduction by star Jeff Bridges
- Archival video introduction by director Bertrand Tavernier
- Theatrical trailers
- Isolated music track
- Newly recorded audio commentary by novelist Matthew Specktor
- Archival audio commentary by film historians Julie Kirgo and Nick Redman
- Archival audio commentary by assistant director Larry Franco and unit production manager Barrie Osborne
- A booklet with a new essay by DJ and writer Margaret Barton-Fumo and an archival essay by Cult Movies author Danny Peary
Slipcover and booklet limited to 2000 copies – Release date 6th February 2023