Paris, Texas [1984] [Criterion] (BLU)

Wim Wenders

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Synopsis

New German Cinema 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 mysterious, nearly mute drifter Travis (a magnificent Harry Dean Stanton, whose face is a landscape all its own) as he tries 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.

Product Details

  • Starring: Harry Dean Stanton, Nastassja Kinski, Dean Stockwell, Hunter Carson, Aurore Clement
  • Format: Color, Dolby, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • Label: The Criterion Collection
  • Release Date: 01/26/2010
  • Run Time: 145 minutes
  • Catalogue #: 501

Special 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
  • 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
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