Walking The Edge (BLU-RAY)
Cult movie icons Robert Forster (Medium Cool) and Joe Spinell (Maniac) star with Nancy Kwan (Flower Drum Song) in Norbert Meisel's gritty action drama Walking the Edge. Jason Walk (Forster), a down on his luck cabbie and numbers runner, has a chance at redemption when he crosses paths with revenge-seeking Christine Holloway (Kwan). She's after the gang of violent criminals, led by Brusstar (Spinell), who her murdered her husband and son. Jason unwittingly drives Christine to their lair and when she is unable to finish the job, a hellbent Brusstar and his goons hunt the pair with a vengeance.
Jason Walk's cab prowls the seedier, grimier locales of early '80s Los Angeles and picks up passengers—gamblers, prostitutes and addicts—who match this environment. As such, Walking the Edge is both a sleazy urban thriller and a valuable visual record of an L.A. that has long since been scrubbed clean and redeveloped. And like Max Cherry in Jackie Brown, Jason Walk is the kind of everyman-turned hero that Forster excelled at playing throughout his career.
With Edge, director Meisel (Mafia Girls) teamed with his wife Kwan for the first time. Screenwriter Curt Allen's subsequent credits include Forster's cult favorite Hollywood Harry. Genre veteran Jay Chattaway (Maniac and Vigilante) provides the film with a driving and catchy score. The leads are supported by a diverse cast that includes A Martinez (Powwow Highway), Luis Contreras (Repo Man), Aarika Wells (Sharky's Machine) and Frankie Hill (Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter).
Special Features and Technical Specs:
- BRAND NEW 4K RESTORATION OF THE FILM FROM THE ORIGINAL 35MM CAMERA NEGATIVE
- "Scoring the Edge," a new video interview with composer Jay Chattaway
- "Det. Jurgensen Remembers Forster and Spinell," a new video interview with "French Connection Cop" Randy Jurgensen
- "Breaking Point," a new video essay by filmmaker Chris O'Neill
- Theatrical trailer
- Image gallery
- Booklet with a new essay by filmmaker and writer Jim Hemphill
- Newly recorded audio commentary by film historian Chris Poggiali and film producer Matt Verboys
- Archival audio commentary by director Norbert Meisel and stars Robert Forster and Nancy Kwan
- Reversible cover artwork
- English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing