Mystery Train: The Criterion Collection

Criterion   (1989) / Region A
Mystery Train: The Criterion Collection

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Mystery Train: The Criterion Collection

Aloof teenage Japanese tourists, a frazzled Italian widow, and a disgruntled British immigrant all converge in the city of dreams - which, in Mystery Train, from Jim Jarmusch (Stranger Than Paradise, Night On Earth), is Memphis. Made with its director's customary precision and wit, Mystery Train is a triptych of stories that pay playful tribute to the home of Stax Records, Sun Studio, Graceland, Carl Perkins, and, of course, the King himself, who presides over the film like a spirit. Mystery Train is one of Jarmusch's very best movies, a boozy and beautiful pilgrimage to an iconic American ghost town and a paean to the music it gave the world.


  • Length
  • Rating R
  • Released:
  • Added Mar 29 2010
  • Production Year 1989
  • Empire SKU 1526171
  • UPC Code 715515058810
  • Studio  Criterion
  • Packaging HD
  • Number of Discs 1
  • Disc SS-DL
  • Subtitles English


Q&A with Jarmusch in which he responds to questions sent in by fans
Excerpts from the 2001 documentary Screamin’ Jay Hawkins: I Put a Spell on Me
Original documentary on the film’s locations and the rich social and musical history of Memphis
On-set photos by Masayoshi Sukita and behind-the-scenes photos
Plus: A booklet featuring essays by writers Dennis Lim and Peter Guralnick


  • Audio
    English Dolby Digital Mono
    Japanese Dolby Digital Mono
  • Video
    Widescreen 1.77:1 Color

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