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Title Stranger than paradise [videorecording] / Janus Films ; a film by Jim Jarmusch ; produced by Grokenberger Film Produktion, Cinesthesia Productions, Inc. ; written and directed by Jim Jarmusch.

Imprint [New York] : Criterion Collection, [2007]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library DVD    STR    Available
Edition [Special ed.]
Description 2 videodiscs (89 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (44 p. : ill. ; 19 cm.)
Series The Criterion collection ; 400
Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs) ; 400.
Note Originally released as a motion picture in 1984.
Disc 2 includes Jarmusch's first full-length feature, Permanent vacation (1980, 75 min.).
Special features: "Kino '84: Jim Jarmusch," a 1984 television program featuring interviews with cast and crew from Stranger than paradise and Permanent vacation; "Some days in January 1984," a behind-the-scenes Super 8 film by Tom Jarmusch; location scouting photos; U.S. and Japanese trailers. New, restored high-definition digital transfer.
Credits Director of photography, Tom DiCillo ; music, John Lurie ; editors, Jim Jarmusch and Melody London.
Cast John Lurie, Eszter Balint, Richard Edson, and Cecillia Stark.
Summary Willie, a disenchanted loner, is visited by his sixteen-year old Hungarian cousin Eva. Willie's equally slacker best friend Eddie also meets Eva, and the three become loose friends, until Eva decides to leave to visit Willie and Eva's Aunt Lottie in Cleveland. After a while Willie and Eddie are surprised to find that they miss Eva's companionship and take off for Cleveland in an old car. Finding Cleveland in winter to be disappointingly cold and unattractive, the three leave Cleveland for sunny Florida, landing there in off-season. Accidental involvement in a drug deal provides some unsuspected good fortune until it becomes time for Eva to go back home to Hungary.
System Details DVD, region 1, widescreen (1.78:1) presentation ; Dolby Digital mono.
Language Subtitled for the deaf and hard of hearing.
Subject Slackers -- Drama.
Visitors, Foreign -- Drama.
Families -- Drama.
Genre/Form Road films.
Comedy films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Added Author Jarmusch, Jim, 1953-
Lurie, John, 1952-
Balint, Eszter.
Edson, Richard.
Stark, Cecillia, 1898-1985.
DiCillo, Tom.
London, Melody.
Janus Films.
Grokenberger Film Produktion.
Cinesthesia Productions.
Criterion Collection (Firm)
Added Title Permanent vacation.
ISBN 1934121568
Standard No. 715515024020
Music No. CC1695 Criterion Collection

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