Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment will bring to Blu-ray director John Dahl's thriller Joy Ride a.k.a Roadkill (2001), starring Steve Zahn, Paul Walker, Leelee Sobieski, and Jessica Bowman. The release is set to arrive on the U.S. market on September 10th.
Currently, there are no supplemental features announced for this upcoming release.
Lewis (Walker) and Fuller (Zahn) are two brothers traveling across America by car. In order to pass the time, they use the CB radio to play a joke on a trucker named Rusty Nail, convincing him that Lewis is a woman called Candy Cane and arranging a rendezvous in a motel room. But when the trucker realizes what has happened, he kills the innocent occupant of the motel room, kidnaps the room-mate of Lewis' friend Venna (Sobieski), and comes after the teenagers in a psychotic fit of rage.
I hate terrible photoshop covers. Paul Walker's head and face are going in two different directions. How is it more cost effective to spend time and money making a new crappy cover? just us the B poster art from the initial release, or something. So many releases with the worst covers ever. This is the worst I've seen in a few weeks.
Audio Commentary with Director John Dahl
• Audio Commentary with Writers Clay Tarver and J.J. Abrams
• Audio Commentary with Actors Steve Zahn and Leelee Sobrieski
• Deleted Scene and Alternate Endings w/Commentary
• "More than One Rusty Nail" Voice Auditions
• Production Featurette
• Theatrical Trailer
This isn't a guilty pleasure, it's a guilt free good little thriller. John Dahl is terrific at making these slow burn and smart thrillers (and most are highly under appreciated) like The Last Seduction, Red Rock West, Kill Me Again and Unforgettable. Plus he's done a ton of the Dexter episodes. This was the first time I didn't find Paul Walker irritating in a movie. He usually played snotty jerks. Hopefully this blu include the special feature from the DVD where you heard alternate actors who recorded voice over work for the villain but went unused. THAT COVER SUCKS THOUGH. Walker in particular looks like he's malnourished.
I've been waiting a long time for this... Great News!
PS: Original Artwork was definitely better. Just like may 'new covers' done by Fox (I.E. Jeepers Creepers). If Fox must mess with the artwork, at least get inspired by "Scream Factory" or a the vary least try putting in a tad more effort.
Love the movie. But if that's the final artwork, I'll wait until it drops into Walmarts bargain bin before picking it up. Fox are you reading these comments? Fire your art department! Or the execs who think this kind of junk sells movies better than the original, provocative poster art.
Haven't seen all of this movie, but I did come across it one night and couldn't resist listening to the great Ted Levine's voice over the radio. He was uncredited in this movie, but that voice...........so obvious it was Ted Levine. It was like listening to Jame Gumb!