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Format: DVD
Sku: 216059646
UPC: 043396353459
UPC 14: 00043396353459
Rating: Game Rating Code
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It's 1975 And They're About To Explode.
A coming-of-age biopic about '70s teenage band the runaways.

"A rich and surprisingly old-fashioned musical biopic, The Runaways has neither the bloat nor the blather of your average Hollywood treatment of stars on the rise.  Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune
"The strength and beauty of The Runaways are that it tells the truth.  Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle
"The Runaways isn't just about rock 'n' roll; it IS rock 'n' roll, as loud, sexy, sometimes sloppy and ultimately exhilarating as the music can be.  Steve Persall, St. Petersburg Times

Editor's Note
The story of the groundbreaking '70s female rock group the Runaways is recounted in this River Road Entertainment production focusing on the duo of guitarist/vocalist Joan Jett (portrayed by TWILIGHT's Kristen Stewart) and lead vocalist/keyboardist Cherie Currie (Dakota Fanning) as they navigate a rocky road of touring and record label woes under the malevolent eye of abusive manager Kim Fowley (Michael Shannon) during their teen years. Acclaimed video artist Floria Sigismondi directs from her own script, with Scout Taylor-Compton co-starring as guitarist Lita Ford.


Video Features DVD, Widescreen, Aspect Ratio 2.35:1, Dolby Digital (5.1), English, Subtitled, No Longer Produced

Technical Info

Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Sony
Video Release Date Release Date: 1/17/2012
Video Play Time Running Time: 107 minutes
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 2010
Video UPC UPC: 00043396353459
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 1

Audio & Video
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks:
Video Color Spec Video: (unknown/unconverted)

Aspect Ratio
Video Aspect Ratio Anamorphic Widescreen  2.35:1
Entertainment Reviews
Expert Review The Runaways - DVD Review DVD Reviews
Published on: 7/20/2010 5:00 AM
It's 1975. Enter teen Joan Jett (a grunged-out Kristen Stewart), who wants nothing more than to rock, dude. As the movie dutifully informs us, she lurks in seedy L.A. bars begging to be discovered... and basically, she abruptly is, by producer Kim Fowley (Michael Shannon, perfectly cast), who gives her a shot, hooks her up with drummer Sandy West (Stella Maeve), and starts his Runaways rehearsing in an abandoned trailer out in the woods -- where mysteriously there is plenty of electricity for the the full review

Cast & Crew

Video Cast Info Kristen Stewart
Video Cast Info Dakota Fanning
Video Cast Info Scout Taylor-Compton
Video Cast Info Alia Shawkat
Video Cast Info Michael Shannon
Video Cast Info Stella Maeve
Video Cast Info Aaron Parker Mouser - Co-Star
Video Cast Info Hannah Marks - Co-Star
Video Cast Info Koji Wada - Co-Star
Video Cast Info Masayuki Yonezawa - Co-Star
Video Cast Info Masami Kosaka - Co-Star
Video Cast Info Riley Keough - Co-Star
Video Cast Info Kiaya Snow - Co-Star
Video Cast Info Shammy Dee - Co-Star
Video Cast Info Hiroshi Sakata - Co-Star
Video Cast Info Mickey Petralia - Co-Star
Video Cast Info Antonella Sigismondi - Co-Star
Video Cast Info Nick Eversman - Co-Star
Video Cast Info John Konesky - Co-Star
Video Cast Info Adam Silver - Co-Star
Video Cast Info Johnny Lewis - Co-Star
Video Cast Info Keir O'Donnell - Co-Star
Video Cast Info Allie Grant - Co-Star
Video Cast Info Jay Thames - Co-Star
Video Cast Info Lisa Long - Co-Star
Video Cast Info P.D. Mani - Co-Star
Video Cast Info Alejandro Patino - Co-Star
Video Cast Info Floria Sigismondi - Screenwriter
Video Cast Info Lillian Berlin - Composer
Video Cast Info Jennifer Hamilton - Choreographer
Video Cast Info Tanya Cookingham - Makeup Designer
Video Cast Info Brett Cullen - Co-Star
Video Cast Info J.R. Nutt - Co-Star
Video Cast Info Tatum O'Neal - Co-Star
Video Cast Info Robert Romanus - Co-Star
Video Cast Info Peggy Stewart - Co-Star
Video Cast Info Time Winters - Co-Star
Video Cast Info Jill Andre - Co-Star
Video Cast Info Ray Porter - Co-Star
Video Cast Info Keith Campbell - Stunt Coordinator
Video Cast Info Cherie Currie - Source Writer
Video Cast Info David Grace - Production Manager/UPM
Video Cast Info Timothy J. Pedegana - Post-Production Supervisor
Video Cast Info Larry Fioritto - Special Effects Supervisor
Video Cast Info Gary Gegan - Sound Re-Recording
Video Cast Info Matthew Iadarola - Sound Re-Recording
Video Cast Info Jay Nierenberg - Sound
Video Cast Info Lee Scott - Music Editor
Video Cast Info George Drakoulias - Music Director
Video Cast Info Angie Rubin - Music Editor
Video Cast Info Benoit Debe - Director of Photography
Video Cast Info Engine Room - Visual Effects Designer
Video Cast Info Paul Laurens - Assistant Director
Video Cast Info Beauchamp Fontaine - Set Decorator
Video Cast Info Yesim Osman - Hairstylist
Video Cast Info Jay Jennings - Sound
Video Cast Info Martina Kohl - Makeup
Video Cast Info Norma Lee - Hairstylist
Video Cast Info Floria Sigismondi - Director

Professional Reviews

Box Office
3 stars out of 5 -- "It's a natural born hit....What makes THE RUNAWAYS unique is what made the band itself special: the way they predicted the punk revolution not only musically but by being crafted as an act of provocation." 01/27/2010

Hollywood Reporter
"THE RUNAWAY burst with energy, youth, excess, female empowerment, sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll....The vigor and pace is electric..." 01/25/2010

Los Angeles Times
"Writer-director Floria Sigismondi, who cut her teeth in the music video world and is making her feature debut, used her shoestring indie budget to great effect, creating a grainy documentary feel..." 03/19/2010

USA Today
"[T]he film is anchored by a trio of strong performances....Time and place are potently depicted, down to the glittery eye shadow, Farrah Fawcett 'dos and stacked platform heels." 03/19/2010

Entertainment Weekly
"Stewart nails Jett's sinewy swagger....The film shows that the Runaways were authentic -- if packaged -- stars who were out of their depth because they were ahead of their time." 03/26/2010

Rolling Stone
"The 'Cherry Bomb' scene is a raunchy blast of rock history. And Fanning and Stewart, who do their owns singing, seize the moment." 04/01/2010

Washington Post
3 stars out of 4 -- "[A] swift, stylized, coming-of-age film about the germinal 1970s all-girl rock band, begins with an audacious, punk-rock florish..." 04/09/2010

4 stars out of 5 -- "Shot in grainy, saturated colour, mid-1970s California is conjured up in all its sun-baked glory." 09/01/2010

3 stars out of 5 -- "Good period detail alone provides amusements....The soundtrack and atmosphere are a blast." 09/01/2010

Sight and Sound
"[A] subtle little movie....Most of director Floria Sigismondi's career has been in music video, from which she brings useful skills." 09/01/2010

Total Film
3 stars out of 5 -- "[With] painstaking recreations of hazy disco-era dive bars, faded roller rinks and seedy motels, plus a ballsy performance by Kristen Stewart." 09/07/2010 8 of 10
It was entirely possible to be a teenage girl in 1975 and have no idea who the Runaways were. But even if you'd never heard them, you wouldn't have had any trouble understanding what the Runaways were about: This was a bunch of tough-looking Los Angeles girls who may have been brought together by a sleazy, exploitative impresario named Kim Fowley. Nonetheless, their raggedly sensuous sound was a "no" rather than an acquiescent "yes," the sound of not waiting around for life to happen. They were neither the first nor the last all-girl outfit to refuse to wait around -- the Shangri-Las had gotten there before, and Sleater-Kinney would come later, to name just two. But the Runaways' brash charisma was specific to its era: With their jagged feathered hair and satin jumpsuits, they were girls you wanted to be, less sugar and spice than glamour and sweat...My hunch is that a lot of viewers who have watched Fanning grow up in the movies -- many, but probably not all, of them men -- are going to feel uncomfortable seeing her in a role that eroticizes her so frankly. But I think that discomfort speaks to the noisy shout of freedom that the Runaways sounded themselves: At what point is a little girl allowed to be not just a young woman, but her own person? Someday she's going to demand the keys to the car, and not just literally...That unspoken restlessness is everywhere in The Runaways, in the way Stewart captures Jett's slightly hunched, long-legged stride, and in the way Fanning's Cherie takes the stage during a show in Japan, wearing a creamy satin bustier and stockings, to sing the band's jailbait-heartbreaker anthem "Cherry Bomb." As the real Cherie Currie did, Fanning (who does her own singing in the film) wraps the microphone cord around her leg, only to unwrap it and whip it around again, a snake-charmer routine that's also an obvious challenge: You think you want this, but can you handle it? That challenge isn't just a sexual come-on: It's a basic question about how to move forward the business of living. Teenagers aren't ready for life, which is exactly why they want to jump in and get on with things. The Runaways is all about taking that leap -- and being OK with the bruises after the inevitable fall. - Stephanie Zacharek

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