Night on Earth
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Night on Earth
a film by Jim Jarmusch

w/ Gena Rowlands, Roberto Benigni, Winona Ryder and plenty more
Music and original songs by Tom Waits and Kathleen Brennan

Our favorite Jarmusch film at last makes it to DVD, in this bonus-laden 2-disc Criterion edition.  Five cities. Five taxis. One night. One film.  Watch it.  Night on Earth is a true pleasure; one that presents us with a world -- so different from the one we seem stuck in today -- in which a variety of people of different stripes manage to share their fundamental humanity with each other, all at once, all over the world, and we, the audience, can believe that we too are part of it.  Finishing the film you will feel more hopeful that this day (or should we say night?) will come again.

Synopsis
Five cities. Five taxicabs. A multitude of strangers in the night. Jim Jarmusch assembled an extraordinary international cast of actors (including Gena Rowlands, Winona Ryder, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Beatrice Dalle, and Roberto Benigni) for this hilarious quintet of tales of urban displacement and existential angst, spanning time zones, continents, and languages. Jarmusch's lovingly askew view of humanity from the passenger seat makes for one of his most charming and beloved films.


DIRECTOR-APPROVED SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES:
 •New, restored high-definition digital transfer, supervised and approved by director Jim Jarmusch
 •Audio commentary by director of photography Frederick Elmes and location sound mixer Drew Kunin
 •Q&A with Jarmusch, in which he responds to questions sent by fans
 •1992 Belgian television interview with Jarmusch
 •New and improved subtitle translation
 •PLUS: A booklet featuring new essays by Thom Andersen, Paul Auster, Bernard Eisenschitz, Goffredo Fofi, and Peter von Bagh, and the lyrics to Tom Waits's original songs from the film

Film Info
1991
128 minutes
Color
1.78:1
Dolby Digital Mono 1.0
Anamorphic
English
Release Info
Catalog Number:
CC1711D
ISBN:
1-934121-81-9
UPC:
7-15515-02542-3

retail price - $39.95
copacetic price - $33.97

and, released simultaneously, the Criterion edition of Jarmusch's first two (read on) films:
 
 
Stranger than Paradise
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Stranger Than Paradise
a film by Jim Jarmusch

w/ John Lurie, Richard Edson & Eszter Balint
music by John Lurie

Accompanying the aforementioned release of Night on Earth is the film in which Jarmusch first forged his idiosyncratic, humorous and insightful brand of alienation and came into his own.  Stranger than Paradise established Jarmusch on the indy film scene and its success enabled him to pursue his vision; which he has vigorously done ever since, creating a singular body of work that  includes some of the most memorable films of the last twenty years.  Also included on this 2-disc Criterion edition is Permanent Vacation (1980), Jarmusch's first feature film, which has never been widely distributed and will be first seen here by most.

Synopsis
Rootless Hungarian emigre Willie (John Lurie), his pal Eddie (Richard Edson), and visiting sixteen-year-old cousin Eva (Eszter Balint) always manage to make the least of any situation, whether aimlessly traversing the drab interiors and environs of New York City, Cleveland, or an anonymous Florida suburb. With its delicate humor and dramatic nonchalance, Jim Jarmusch's one-of-a-kind minimalist masterpiece, Stranger Than Paradise, forever transformed the landscape of American independent cinema. Also included in this special-edition release is Jarmusch's legendary debut feature, Permanent Vacation, a time capsule of late-seventies Manhattan, on DVD for the first time in the United States.

DIRECTOR-APPROVED SPECIAL EDITION DOUBLE-DISC SET FEATURES:
•New, restored high-definition digital transfer, supervised and approved by director Jim Jarmusch
Permanent Vacation (1980, 75 minutes), Jarmusch's first full-length feature, presented in a new, •restored high-definition digital transfer supervised by the director (!!!)
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
 •PLUS: A booklet featuring Jarmusch's 1984 "Some Notes on Stranger Than Paradise," Geoff Andrew and J. Hoberman on Stranger Than Paradise, and Luc Sante on Permanent Vacation
Cast

Film Info
1984
89 minutes
Black & White
1.78:1
Dolby Digital Mono 1.0
Anamorphic
English
Release Info
Catalog Number:
CC1695D
ISBN:
1-934121-56-8
UPC:
7-15515-02402-0

retail price - $39.95
copacetic price - $33.97


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