That soundtrack has never sounded better, and Araki's 16-mm cinematography has never looked clearer than on The Living End
: Remixed and Remastered, coming to DVD April 29 (Strand Releasing Home Video, $27.99).
Green Day and the Living End
will continue to tour together through early August and then spend two weeks separately in Europe.
In fact, the last third is taken up with the most dubious of the classical formulae (already resurrected for The Graduate) wherein the heroine, rather than being allowed to make up her own mind, is "rescued" at the very altar by the two men (with the enthusiastic encouragement of the sidekick, another in the parade of Araki's noisily aggressive, stereotypical, grotesquely caricatured lesbians (see The Living End
and The Doom Generation).
NOFX's Fat Mike and The Living End
's Chris Cheney also join the party, on the defiant title track.
In fact, it's so well-crafted--with the kind of rich characterizations and mature storytelling that Araki's nervy early films (The Living End
, The Doom Generation) mocked rather than aspired to--that it should open up a world of opportunities for its auteur.
If 1992's The Living End
- a talky, gloomy road movie in which HIV-positive lovers unleash their outsider rage on society a la Thelma and Louise - was Araki's breakthrough, it also marked a certain gentrification within his work.
In the early 1990s, independent cinema was electrified by a bumper crop of gay-themed films--including Todd Haynes's Poison, Gregg Araki's The Living End
, Tom Kalin's Swoon, and Rose Troche and Guinevere Turner's Go Fish, to name just a few--so artistically bold and brimming with urgency that they were considered a full-fledged movement, dubbed the "new queer cinema" by renowned film critic and feminist academic B.
They've done it with Rose Tattoo, Midnight Oil, Men At Work and more recently The Living End
After that I offered to work on Gregg Araki's The Living End
He also said, after he entertained that thought for a moment, that, if one could really achieve remote control over the transference, it would be the most terrifying prospect of all--it would be the living end
Hu, who arranged Barters acting cameos in The Living End
(1992), Grief (1993), and Billy's Hollywood Screen Kiss (1998), remembers, "You could always say, `Paul, I need help, I need you to be there at a certain time,' and he'd groan and say, `...
On a more tender note, here's the revolver that Mike Dytri cocked in his mouth in The Living End
as he f***ed Craig Gilmore.
And since this cheeky film comes from sexually ambidextrous director Gregg Araki (The Living End
, Nowhere), you can rest assured that the two male dreamboats will share one hot kiss--on a dare from Robinson, of course.
In 1991 he completed Gregg Araki's controversial HIV-positive lust stow The Living End
after raising the movie's scrawny $23,000 budget himself (his mom anted up $10,000 in seed money).
Two returning indie stars are The Living End
's Gregg Araki and Swingers' Doug Liman, each of whom has Los Angeles on the brain.