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Insignificance: The Criterion Collection

Criterion   (1985) / Region 1
Insignificance: The Criterion Collection

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Insignificance: The Criterion Collection

Four unnamed people who look and sound a lot like Albert Einstein, Marilyn Monroe, Joe DiMaggio, and Joseph McCarthy converge in one New York City hotel room for this compelling, visually inventive adaptation of Terry Johnson's play, from director Nicolas Roeg . With a combination of whimsy and dread, Roeg creates a fun-house-mirror picture of cold war America that questions the nature of celebrity and plays on a society's simmering nuclear fears. Insignificance is a delirious, intelligent drama, featuring magnetic performances by Michael Emil as the Professor, Theresa Russell as the Actress, Gary Busey the Ballplayer, and Tony Curtis as the Senator.


  • Length
  • Rating NR
  • Released:
  • Added Mar 18 2011
  • Production Year 1985
  • Empire SKU 1569881
  • UPC Code 715515081511
  • Studio  Criterion
  • Packaging Keep
  • Number of Discs 1
  • Disc SS-DL
  • Subtitles English


Newly Restored Digital Transfer, Approved by director Nicolas Roag and Producer Jeremy Thomas.
New Video Interviews with Roeg and Thomas and with Editor Tony Lawson
Making Insignificance, a Short Documentary Shot on the Set of the Film
Original Theatrical Trailer
A Booklet Featuring an Essay by Film Critic Chuck Stephens and a Reprinted Exchange Between Roeg and Screenwriter Terry Johnson


  • Audio
    English Dolby Digital Mono
  • Video
    Widescreen 1.78:1 Color (Anamorphic)

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