Long-Unavailable 1982 Post-Apocalyptic Musical Comedy Film Rebuilt & Restored from Original Sources!
Also Available on DVD
After decades of research and editing, this often overlooked classic comedy starring Russ Tamblyn, Charlotte Stewart, Dean Stockwell, Dennis Hopper and Devo, has been meticulously restored under the supervision of director Neil Young. Production of the film began in the late 1970's and lead to an eventual screening at the Mill Valley Film Festival in 1982. Mixed reactions from the assembled audience of film buffs and music fans gave the producers cause for reflection and they immediately went back to editing, resulting in parts of the movie being strewn about all over the cutting room floor...destined to be forgotten and left behind in a laissez faire manner.
The post Mill Valley work lead eventually to the mid-90's limited release VHS and LaserDisc versions of Human Highway that are much sought after by collectors today. More time passed and the world moved boldly into the 21st Century. Young and his long time producer L.A. Johnson returned once again to Human Highway editing and sought out the elusive missing footage that would help piece back together their original vision of a possible future. A few new ideas came out of the writer's shack and some were added to flesh out the telling of the story.
The team at Shakey Pictures was then tasked with locating, cataloging and viewing every element ever associated with the film in the hopes of finding the masters sources. Long days and nights passed as they went through rooms of boxes, countless canisters of film and negatives in their search, eventually locating and restoring the picture to Young's liking and high standards of excellence. The Shakey Pictures audio department conducted similar searches, identifying the master analog multi-track tapes and original analog Nagra dialogue reels which they restored and transferred at high resolution for digital assembly and surround sound mixing.
Now, over three decades after Human Highways' first screening, Neil Young is ready to share the film once again with the world on both the Blu-Ray and DVD formats.
• Co-written, co-directed, and starring Neil Young
• Rebuilt director's cut edit from original sources
• Sound rebuilt and restored from original sources
• 5.1 high resolution surround mix