Review: Red Rock West
Dual Format: Red Rock West (1993)
Anything Nic Cage is in is watchable, whether or not he reigns it in or lets loose, he’s the most individual actor around and always brings his actorly weight to any part he plays, normally elevating the film (for me anyway).
Cage plays Michael Williams, who after failing to get a job at at an oilfield because of an old war injury, ends up broke and wandering into the next town; Red Rock.
Entering a local bar the barman Wayne (JT Walsh) admonishes his lateness because he thinks he’s ‘Lyle from Dallas’ who he’s hired to kill someone, that someone is his wife Suzanne (Lara Flynn Boyle).
We then gallop off into Noir land, as double crossing spouses, missing money, fake identities and the real Lyle (Dennis Hopper) arrives to make the hit.
A hugely entertaining film, with just the right amount of Cage/Hopper madness to keep you on edge right till the end.
Possibly a film that’s passed a lot of people by and well worth a watch, especially when it looks as good as it does on this blu-ray release by Signal One Entertainment.
- High-Definition Transfer
- UK Blu-ray™ Premiere
- Still Gallery
- Optional English SDH Subtitles for the Main Feature
- Audio Commentary with Director John Dahl
- New Interview with Director John Dahl
- New interview with Editor Scott Chestnut
- New interview with Actor Dale Gibson
- “Caged In” host Petros Patsilivas talks Nicolas Cage’s performance
- Booklet by Ian Schultz
Released 22nd August 2022.
Review by Tina from a disc kindly supplied by Signal One Entertainment.