Paris, Texas: The Criterion Collection

Criterion   (1984) / Region A
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Paris, Texas: The Criterion Collection

German New Wave pioneer Wim Wenders (Wings Of Desire) brings his keen eye for landscape to the American Southwest in Paris, Texas, a profoundly moving character study written by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Sam Shepard. Paris, Texas follows the efforts of the mysterious, nearly mute drifter Travis (a magnificent Harry Dean Stanton, whose face is a landscape of its own) to reconnect with his young son, living with his brother (Dean Stockwell) in Los Angeles, and his missing wife (Nastassja Kinski). From this simple setup, Wenders and Shepard produce a powerful statement on codes of masculinity and the myth of the American family, as well as an exquisite visual exploration of a vast, crumbling world of canyons and neon.

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  • Length
  • Rating NR
  • Released:
  • Added Oct 16 2009
  • Production Year 1984
  • Empire SKU 1500901
  • UPC Code 715515052313
  • Studio  Criterion
  • Packaging HD
  • Number of Discs 1
  • Disc SS-DL

Features

Audio commentary featuring Wenders
Video interview with Wenders by German journalist Roger Willemsen
Excerpts from a 1990 documentary on Wenders
New video interviews with filmmakers Allison Anders and Claire Denis
Wim Wenders Hollywood April ’84
Deleted scenes and Super 8 home movies
Gallery of Wenders’s location-scouting photos
Behind-the-scenes photos by Robin Holland
Theatrical trailer
A booklet featuring an essay by film critic Nick Roddick, interviews with Stanton, writer Sam Shepard, and actors Nastassja Kinski and Dean Stockwell, and excerpts from Wenders’s book of photos Written in the West

Audio/Video

  • Audio
    English Dolby Digital Surround
    English DTS-HD MA 5.1
  • Video
    Widescreen 1.78:1 Color

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