Two dark and intriguing movies are collected here. In the intense, improvisational 1980 drama OUT OF THE BLUE, director Dennis Hopper lays out the consequences of chronic drug abuse--a subject he famously knew about firsthand. Linda Manz stars as punkish teenager Cebe Barnes, who aimlessly wanders the streets of Vancouver, only occasionally showing up at school; her alcoholic father, Don (Hopper), has just been released from prison after serving five years for crashing his semi into a school bus, and her waitress mother, Kathy (Sharon Farrell), is a junkie who's sleeping with both her boss and Don's best friend. The film is a fascinating slice of dysfunctional life, and includes several memorably disturbing scenes.
The odd, little-seen MOB WAR (1989) stars David Henry Keller as John Falcone, a drug lord who decides to take over New York's drug business by rubbing out his competition, and simultaneously hires a sleazy P.R. man (Johnny Stumper) to improve his grisly image. This dark, action-packed B-movie is perhaps best known for featuring boxer Jake LaMotta (of RAGING BULL fame) as the city's old-fashioned Mafia boss, whose turf Falcone invades.
DVD in very good condition.