Junkie is the story of Danny (Daniel Louis Rivas) and his brother Nicky (Robert LaSardo). Danny and Nicky live together and enjoy their drugs. But on this particular day Danny has decided he is done with it. He is quitting cold turkey. Nicky is not happy with this decision since Danny is the one with all the connections and people tend to stay clear of Nicky. When Danny agrees to buy some drugs for Nicky, what follows is the most bizarre day Danny has ever had with visits from his dealer, his father, Charles Manson and pretty much everybody else who has ever known him…
Junkie is directed by Adam Mason from a screenplay by Mason and Simon Boyes and this is one wild trip of a movie. Comparisons to Fight Club have been made but Junkie is definitely its own movie. Leads Rivas and LaSardo are both fantastic in their roles and with LaSardo in particular it was great to see him be able to spread his wings a little and get a role with more meat on it than his usual tough guy roles. To say much more about Junkie is to ruin the experience, which is exactly what Junkie is. Just trust me and pick this one up, you are in for one hell of a ride.
The Blu-ray from Indiecan Entertainment is a beauty. The transfer is clean with nice colors, clarity and detail throughout and the Blu-ray has some sweet special features including a funny but very insightful commentary with Mason, Boyes, Rivas and Charisse Sanzo. They really seem to be having a lot of fun and while I don’t usually listen to these commentaries much on Blu-ray’s, this one was well worth the time. In addition you also get a nice little behind the scenes featurettes, a screen test and trailers.
Junkie is one of the coolest flicks of the year and a blast to watch especially with friends, it is really one of those films that will elicit audible responses from the viewers and guarantees a memorable movie night. Highly recommended.
Available now on Blu-ray and DVD.