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"Light of Day", directed by Paul Schrader (1987) - still no Region 1 DVD/Blu release (1 Viewer)

The Drifter

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I just recently watched "Light of Day" for the first time ever. Excellent film; great story, and good '80's hard rock soundtrack.

I'm not a huge MJF fan, but Joan Jett ,Gena Rowlands - as well as many of the supporting actors - were fantastic. JJ seemed like she wasn't even acting but was basically playing herself, which was perfect because her persona really fit the role.

Great rock & roll songs, especially the original?! songs like "Light of Day", which opened & closed the film.

The scene towards the end - when Patty (JJ) spoke to her mother (Rowlands) at the hospital - was quite poignant.

It would be great see this with better picture quality/sound on Region 1 DVD/Blu some day, but I doubt that will happen anytime soon. IMHO, one of the reasons (if not the only reason) this hasn't hit modern home video is because of the licensing rights involving the music in the film. There are a plethora of artists featured here re: many of the cover songs played by JJ's band, as well as The Fabulous Thunderbirds sequence, etc.
 

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