Suburbia (Blu-ray) 101 Films


101 Films presents Penelope Spheeris’ searing drama Suburbia (1983), title 021 on the 101 Films Black Label. Starring real-life punks rather than trained actors, and featuring live performances from punk bands D.I., T.S.O.L. and the Vandals, Suburbia is an authentic and compassionate study of the Los Angeles punk rock scene in the early 1980s, and a bleak indictment of the American suburban experiment.

Evan and his younger brother leave their broken home in an attempt to escape their alcoholic mother. They fall in with “The Rejected” (aka T.R.), a group of punks who live as squatters in an abandoned shack by the side of the highway. With the T.R.s, the boys find a new family. But their new family will be tested when they become the target of “Citizens Against Crime,” a group of unhappy suburbanites.

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Special Features

New Extras
Interview with director Penelope Spheeris
Limited edition booklet: Includes Punks in Suburbia by John Towlson and Before Suburbia: Gangs on Film by Barry Forshaw

Additional Extras
Commentary with director Penelope Spheeris
Commentary with director Penelope Spheeris, producer Bert Dragin and actor Jennifer Clay
Still Gallery
TV Spots




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