Down by Law


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Studio: Criterion Collection
Director: Jim Jarmusch
Year: 1986
Format: DVD
Genre: Comedy
Cast: Adam Cohen, Alan Kleinberg, Archie Sampier, Billie Neal, Carrie Lindsoe, Dave Petitjean, Ellen Barkin, John Lurie, Joy Houck Jr., L. C. Drane, Nicoletta Braschi, Ralph Joseph, Richard Boes, Roberto Benigni, Rockets Redglare, Timothea, Tom Waits, Vernel Bagneris
Original Language: English
Subtitle Language:
Number of discs: 1
Street Date: 22-Oct-02
Runtime (minutes):

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Director Jim Jarmusch followed up his brilliant breakout film Stranger Than Paradise with another, equally beloved portrait of loners and misfits in the American landscape. When fate brings together three hapless men—an unemployed disc jockey (Tom Waits), a small-time pimp (John Lurie), and a strong-willed Italian tourist (Roberto Benigni)—in a Louisiana prison, a singular adventure ensues. Described by Jarmusch as a “neo-Beat noir comedy,” Down by Law is part nightmare and part fairy tale, featuring sterling performances and crisp black-and-white cinematography by the esteemed Robby Müller.

  • New digital transfer (DVD edition); new, restored digital transfer, supervised by director Jim Jarmusch, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack (Blu-ray edition)
  • Audio interview with Jarmusch from 2002
  • Interview with director of photography Robby Müller from 2002
  • Footage from the 1986 Cannes Film Festival, including a press conference with Jarmusch and actors John Lurie, Roberto Benigni, and Nicoletta Braschi, and an interview with Lurie, featuring commentary
  • Sixteen outtakes
  • Music video for Tom Waits’s cover of Cole Porter’s “It’s All Right with Me,” directed by Jarmusch
  • Q&A with Jarmusch in which he responds to fans’ questions
  • Recordings of phone conversations between Jarmusch and Waits, Benigni, and Lurie
  • Production Polaroids and location stills
  • Trailer
  • Isolated music track (Blu-ray only)
  • Optional French dub track, featuring Benigni
  • English subtitles for the deaf and hearing impaired
  • PLUS: A new essay by critic Luc Sante

New cover by Eva Wah

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