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Title Stranger than paradise [videorecording] / Grokenberger Film Produktion, Munich ; Cinesthesia Productions, Inc., New York ; producer, Sara Driver ; written and directed by Jim Jarmusch.

Publication Info. [New York] : Criterion Collection, [2007]


Volume Number of Copies Request
DISC 1-2 1 Request this Volume
Edition Director-approved special ed. double-disc set.
Description 2 videodiscs (89 min.) : sound and black and white ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (44 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm).
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video v rdamedia
videodisc vd rdacarrier
Physical Medium DVD video 4 3/4 in.
Description digital optical mono Dolby digital rda
NTSC rda
video file DVD video Region 1 rda
Motion pictures lcgft
Series The Criterion collection ; 400
Criterion collection ; 400.
System Details DVD; NTSC, region 1, widescreen (1.78:1) presentation, enhanced for 16x9 TVs, ; Dolby Digital mono.
Cast Cast of Stranger than paradise: John Lurie, Eszter Balint, Richard Edson, Cecillia Stark, Tom DiCillo, Sara Driver.
Cast of Permanent vacation: Chris Parker, Leila Gastil, John Lurie, Richard Boes, Sarah Driver.
Credits Director of photography, Tom DiCillo ; music, John Lurie ; editors, Jim Jarmusch and Melody London.
Note Originally produced as a motion picture in 1984.
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.
Note 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.
Disc 2 includes Jarmusch's first full-length feature, Permanent vacation (1980, 75 min.) / story and screenplay by Jim Jarmusch; cinematographer, Thomas DiCillo; editor, Jim Jarmusch; music, John Lurie and Jim Jarmusch.
Contents Disc 1: Stranger than paradise (new, restored, high definition digital transfer, supervised and approved by director Jim Jarmusch. Disc 2: Permanent vacation) (1980, 75 min.), Jarmusch's first full-length feature -- Kino '84: Jim Jarmusch, a 1984 German 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.
Language In English with subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.
Subject Slackers -- Drama.
Visitors, Foreign -- Drama.
Families -- Drama.
Automobile travel -- Drama.
Visitors, Foreign. (OCoLC)fst01167960
Families. (OCoLC)fst01728849
Automobile travel. (OCoLC)fst00823217
Slackers. (OCoLC)fst01738495
Genre/Form Road drama.
Road films.
Fiction films.
Feature films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Feature films -- United States.
Feature films -- Germany (West)
Drama. (OCoLC)fst01423879
Feature films. (OCoLC)fst01710384
Fiction films. (OCoLC)fst01710264
Road films. (OCoLC)fst01710329
Video recordings for the hearing impaired. (OCoLC)fst01710450
Added Author Driver, Sara, 1955- film producer, actor.
Jarmusch, Jim, 1953- screenwriter, film director, editor of moving image work.
Lurie, John, 1952- actor.
Balint, Eszter, actor.
Edson, Richard, actor.
Stark, Cecillia, 1898-1985, actor.
DiCillo, Tom, actor, director of photography.
London, Melody, editor of moving image work.
Grokenberger Film Produktion, production company.
Cinesthesia Productions, production company.
Criterion Collection (Firm), film distributor.
Added Title Stranger than paradise (Motion picture).
Container of (work): Permanent vacation.
Standard No. 715515024020
ISBN 1934121568
Music No. CC1695D Criterion Collection

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