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Fellow ‘Easy Rider’ Remembers Dennis Hopper

Posted by K.C. Morgan Categories: Celeb News, Obituaries,

Easy Rider: Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper

Following , Easy Rider co-star Peter Fonda has come forward with a statement.

“Dennis [Hopper] introduced me to the world of Pop Art and ‘lost’ films. We rode the highways of America and changed the way movies were made in Hollywood. I was blessed by his passion and friendship,” Fonda said of his friend and co-star, who passed away on May 31 due to complications associated with prostate cancer.

Many credit as an historic film, which created a “new Hollywood” to help change filmmaking. Fonda produced the movie, with Hopper directing. The two, along with Terry Southern, were nominated for Best Screenplay in 1970.

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Dennis Hopper Dead at Age 74

Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Celeb News, Obituaries,

Dennis Hopper, the two-time Oscar nominee, died in his Venice, CA home today after a battle with prostate cancer. He was 74.

The actor, who was recently given a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame (you can see video from that March ceremony after jump), was best known for his work in films like Easy Rider, Blue Velvet, Apocalypse Now and . His lengthy career extended back to the 1950s when he first hit the big screen in cinematic classics like Rebel Without a Cause and Giant.

Despite receiving an Academy Award nomination for his writing on 1969’s Easy Rider (a movie he also directed), Hopper’s film and personal career hit a number of lows. Dennis battled drugs and alcohol, produced theatrical bombs (The Last Movie) and weathered five failed marriages (including a nasty divorce shortly before his death).

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This Week on DVD and Blu-ray: October 20, 2009

Cheri DVDHere are some of the options available this Tuesday:

  • 100 Feet: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Blood: The Last Vampire: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Cheri: DVD
  • Easy Rider: Blu-ray
  • I Am Because We Are: DVD
  • Love N’ Dancing: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Monsoon Wedding (Criterion Collection): DVD, Blu-ray
  • Plains, Trains and Automobiles (“Those Aren’t Pillows” Edition): DVD
  • Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Waterworld: Blu-ray
  • Wrong Turn 3: Left for Dead: DVD, Blu-ray

Make sure to also check out the TV-on-DVD options for this week.

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