James Taylor And Dennis Wilson's Movie Two-Lane Blacktop Gets Reissued

Two Lane Blacktop, the 1971 road movie featuring James Taylor in a leading role, has been reissued by art movie distributor, Criterion Collection.

The plot of the film, directed by Monte Hellman (The Shooting, The Greatest), centered on the characters of Taylor and former Beach Boys drummer, Dennis Wilson, who played two vagabond street racers. It was Wilson and Taylor's only film roles.

The 2-disc DVD set ($31.96) features restored high-definition digital transfer, an alternate 5.1 surround soundtrack, two audio commentaries, interviews with Hellman, Taylor and music supervisor Kris Kristofferson, as well as rare screen test outtakes.

The film has been compared favorably with other road movies of the era such as Vanishing Point, Easy Rider and Electra Glide in Blue.

Two Lane Blacktop was one of 25 movies added to the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress in 2012.

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