On January 29, 2019, Shout Select will issue a Blu-ray™ release of Suburbia Collector’s Edition, featuring a gorgeous new 4K scan of the original elements. Customers ordering from Shoutfactory.com will receive a free 18x24 poster featuring the new artwork.
Written and directed by Penelope Spheeris (Decline of Western Civilization, Wayne’s World),and featuring Flea from The Red Hot Chili Peppers in his acting debut, Suburbia is Spheeris's study of the Los Angeles punk rock scene in the early 1980s.
Featuring live performances by T.S.O.L., The Vandals and D.I., and starring Bill Coyne, Chris Pederson, Jennifer Clay and Christina Beck, 1984’s Suburbia deftly explores the punk rock generation and follows the unforgettable journey of runaway teens who have escaped unhappy homes, punks who have banded together to form their own family. Dubbing themselves “The Rejected,” (aka T.R.), the teens have taken squatters’ rights in a filthy, abandoned house, and are bound together by tragedy and punk rock until they’re confronted by the “Citizens Against Crime,” a group of irascible adults from the suburbs who blame the punks for the ruin of their town.
Long cited as “the punk rock bible,” Suburbia’slegacy is that of having influenced generations of punks the world over. It’s rawness and authenticity are part of what keeps the film so relevant today.
SUBURBIA COLLECTOR’S EDITION SPECIAL FEATURES INCLUDE:
· Audio Commentary With Director Penelope Spheeris
· Audio Commentary With Director Penelope Spheeris, Producer Bert Dragin, And Actress Jennifer Clay
· Still Gallery