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Full Trailer for New 4K Re-Release of Dennis Hopper's 'The Last Movie'

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August 3, 2018
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The Last Movie

"It seems to ask: If the movies represent a dream life, then what exactly is the dream?" Arbelos Films has released a new trailer for the re-release of Dennis Hopper's film The Last Movie, originally released in 1971. The film is getting a gorgeous 4K restoration and will be hitting theaters this month. If you haven't heard of it before, that's because the film has mostly been forgotten about, referred to as a "radical, much-mythologized lost masterpiece" that almost ended his career. Dennis Hopper directs and also stars as in the film as a unit wrangler named Kansas, working on a film in Peru, who quits the filmmaking world but is recruited to perform the scenes from the film for real to convince the locals. It touches upon ideas of fiction versus reality, especially in regards to cinema. Film critic Bilge Ebiri recently wrote this glowing tribute for Village Voice, imploring: "Go see The Last Movie. Then go see it again. And again." Now is your best chance.

Here's the new 4K re-release trailer (+ poster) for Dennis Hopper's The Last Movie, direct from YouTube:

The Last Movie Poster

The Last Movie Poster

A film shoot in Peru goes badly wrong when an actor is killed in a stunt, and the unit wrangler, Kansas, decides to give up filmmaking and stay on in the village, shacking up with local prostitute Maria. But his dreams of an unspoiled existence are interrupted when the local priest asks him to help stop the villagers killing each other by re-enacting the scenes from the film for real because they don't understand movie fakery… The Last Movie is directed by American actor-filmmaker Dennis Hopper, from a script written by Stewart Stern. The film first premiered in 1971 at the Venice Film Festival, but has been widely unseen for over 50 years. Arbelos Films will re-release Hopper's The Last Movie in 4K in select theaters starting on August 3rd this summer. For more info, visit the official website. Who wants to see this on the big screen?

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Reader Feedback - 6 Comments

1

I don't remember seeing this one. Some nostalgia, that's what could make me seeing it. And I was never big admirer of Hopper, although he had few interesting roles...

shiboleth on Aug 3, 2018

2

Thanks Bo. No, I'm not desperately interested. In fact, it looks like something you described, someone's trip on drugs or something like that. And yes, I knew about the abundance of using drugs during those years in Hollywood and Hopper hardly could be left out of it. If I ever get the occasion to see it, I probably will. But I won't look for it or rush into it. One more time, thanks for your insight about it. It's always a pleasure to hear your little stories of film industry. I hope you're doing fine. Cheers ...

shiboleth on Aug 3, 2018

3

Lots of drugs as opposed to now? lol Doesn't seem like much has changed...

THE_RAW_ on Aug 7, 2018

4

I was hoping you'd chime in on this and you didn't fail to disappoint! But yeah, looks like a drug-fueled artistic 70's flick. Cinematography looks pretty beautiful though. HATE that orange fake blood though lol. Big staple of the 70's violent Peckinpah and Jordorosky flicks lol.

THE_RAW_ on Aug 7, 2018

5

That horse stunt looks absolutely brutal.

DAVIDPD on Aug 6, 2018

6

Surprised I haven't been aware of this. Looks really interesting. Would love to check this out.

Nick Sears on Aug 8, 2018

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