Before carving out a niche as one of the most distinct voices in nineties American cinema , Allison Anders made her debut, alongside codirectors and fellow UCLA film school students Kurt Voss and Dean Lent, with 1987's Border Radio. A low-key, semi-improvised postpunk diary that took four years to complete, Border Radio features legendary rocker Chris D. of the Flesh Eaters as a singer/songwriter who has stolen loot from a club and gone missing, leaving his wife (Luanna Anders), a no-nonsense rock journalist, to track him down with the help of his friends (John Doe of the band X; Chris Shearer). With its sprawling Southern Californian and Mexican landscape, captured in evocative 16mm black-and-white, Border Radio is a singular, DIY memento of the indie film explosion in America.
- New, restored high-definition digital transfer
- Commentar with Allison Anders and Kurt Voss
- Commentary with Luanna Anders, Dave Alvin, Chris D., John Doe, Chris Shearer
- 2002 documentary, "The Making of Border Radio"
- Nine deleted scenes
- Music video of the Flesh Eaters' "The Wedding Dice"
- Stills gallery
- Theatrical trailer and radio spot
- New essay by music journalist and critic Chris Mo