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My Own Private Idaho: The Criterion Collection

Criterion   (1991) / Region 1
My Own Private Idaho: The Criterion Collection

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My Own Private Idaho: The Criterion Collection

River Phoenix and Keanu Reeves star in director Gus Van Sant's haunting tale of two young street hustlers: Mike Waters, a sensitive narcoleptic who dreams of the mother who abandoned him, and Scott Favor, wayward son of the mayor of Portland and the object of Mike's desire. Navigating a volatile world of junkies, thieves, and johns, Mike takes Scott on a quest from the grungy streets to the open highways to the Pacific Northwest, in search of an elusive place called "home." Groundbreaking and visually dazzling, My Own Private Idaho is a stirring look at unrequited love and life at society's margins.


  • Length
  • Rating R
  • Released:
  • Added Dec 07 2004
  • Production Year 1991
  • Empire SKU 649728
  • UPC Code 715515015929
  • Studio  Criterion
  • Packaging Custom
  • Number of Discs 2
  • Disc SS-SL
  • Subtitles English


Disc 1 The Film
Original Theatrical Trailer
Disc 2 The Supplements
Exclusive new audio conversation between Van Sant and filmmaker Todd Haynes
The Making of My Own Private Idaho, a new documentary featuring interviews with key crew members
Kings of the Road, a new video interview with film scholar Paul Arthur in which he discusses Van Sant's adaptation of Orson Welles and Shakespeare.
New video conversation between producer Laurie Parker and River Phoenix's sister Rain
New audio conversation between writer and JT LeRoy (The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things) and filmmaker Jonathan Caouette (Tarnation)
Deleted Scenes.
PLUS: a 64 page book featuring new essays by JT LeRoy and film critic Amy Taubin, a 1991 article by Lance Loud, and reprinted interviews with Van Sant, Phoenix, and Reeves.


  • Audio
    English Dolby Digital 5.1
    English Dolby Digital Stereo
  • Video
    Widescreen 1.78:1 Color (Anamorphic)

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