Does the name Mike Nesmith mean anything to you? Hopefully you will remember him as the Monkee with the pompom knit hat. Turns out Mike did more than wait around for nostalgia reunions. He created Pacific Arts Video. He also found time to be a producer on three cult favorite films: Repo Man, Tapeheads and Timerider: The Adventure of Lyle Swann. Now Timerider is coming to Blu-ray on March 19. The film is about a rider in the Baja 1000 zipping back a century in time. Here’s the press release from Shout! Factory:
Lyle Swann (Henry and June‘s Fred Ward) is a champion off-road racer who accidentally gets zapped into a time-travel experiment and sent 100 years into the past! When a gang of brutal bandits steals his motorcycle, Swann must outsmart the local cowboys and submit to the desires of a beautiful outlaw woman (Belinda Bauer). Armed with only his wits and a map from an Exxon station, will Lyle Swann survive the Wild West and get back to his future?
Peter Coyote, L.Q. Jones, Ed Lauter and Richard Masur co-star in this cult film co-written and directed by William Dear (Harry and the Hendersons, Angels in the Outfield) and produced, co-written and scored by Michael Nesmith (Repo Man, Elephant Parts).
Pre-order is available now at Amazon.com
Audio Commentary with Director William Dear
Interviews with Producer Michael Nesmith and William Dear
MICHAEL NESMITH Presents
Starring BELINDA BAUER PETER COYOTE L.Q. JONES ED LAUTER
RICHARD MASUR TRACEY WALTER and FRED WARD as Lyle Swann
Music Composed by MICHAEL NESMITH
Written by WILLIAM DEAR & MICHAEL NESMITH
Produced by HARRY GITTES
1080p High-Definition Widescreen (1.85:1)/DTS-HD Master Audio Stereo/1982/Color/PG/93 mins.