Suburbia R

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item number:  XCAV 20248D
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DVD Details

  • Rated: R
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 35 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Originally Released: 1983
  • Label: New Concorde
  • DVD Features:
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
  • Additional Release Material:
    • Audio Commentary - Penelope Spheeris - Director
    • Trailer - Theatrical
      • - Preview Attractions
    • Cast Biographies
  • Interactive Features:
    • Interactive Menus
    • Scene Access

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Entertainment Reviews:


Total Count: 13


User Ratings: 5,117
Rating: 2.5/4 -- Suburbia is for the most part wretchedly acted and broadly scripted, but it has a raw vibe that can't be denied. Full Review
Film Frenzy
Feb 6, 2019
...Clear-eyed compassionate melodrama....A good genre film.
New York Times
Apr 13, 1984
Spheeris' empathy and lack of judgment allow her to conform to the pace of the world she's entered, as opposed to trying to corral it into her own. Full Review
Battleship Pretension
Feb 12, 2019
Rating: 3/5 -- "I was a good filmmaker ... before I sold out," says Penelope Spheeris on her audio commentary, and it's tough not to appreciate the gal's candor. Full Review
Jan 8, 2006
At its best, SUBURBIA plays like an L.A. version of LOS OLVIDADOS, Luis Bunuel's 1950 classic about delinquent street kids in Mexico City. -- Grade: B+
A.V. Club
May 5, 2010
It still shows enormous empathy and sensitivity in capturing the angst and alienation of American youth, making it seem both rooted in a specific time and place and strangely timeless. Full Review
AV Club
Jun 9, 2014
Rating: 3/5 -- Gritty Los Angeles punk-rock chronicle is ugly, raw and realistic. Full Review
Nov 7, 2002

Product Description:

From the director of THE DECLINE OF WESTERN CIVILIZATION and WAYNES WORLD comes this tale of a group of runaway -- collectively called "The Rejected" -- punks with spikey hair and strange clothes who move into a condemned suburban development and almost immediately find trouble. They become the target of "Citizens Against Crime," a group consisting mainly of laid-off GM workers. Features live performances by T.S.O.L., The Vandals, and DI.

Plot Synopsis:

"Suburbia" is director Penelope Spheeris's study of the Los Angeles punk rock scene in the early 1980s.
The story focuses on a disenchanted teenager named Evan who falls in with "The Rejected - TRs," a group of punks who live as squatters in an abandoned shack by the side of the highway. Evan and his younger brother leave their broken home in an attempt to escape their alcoholic father. With the TRs, the boys find companionship and a strange kind of harmony. But this peaceful idyll comes to an end, when a local vigilante group decides that their neighborhood problems are the punks' fault and tries to drive the group out of the neighborhood.

Production Notes:

  • A Roger Corman-Bert Dragin Production.

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  • UPC: 736991424890
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