True Stories - Criterion Collection Blu-Ray

True Stories - Criterion Collection Blu-Ray
True Stories - Criterion Collection Blu-Ray True Stories - Criterion Collection Blu-Ray
Music icon David Byrne was inspired by tabloid headlines to make his sole foray into feature-film directing, an ode to the extraordinariness of ordinary American life and a distillation of what was in his own idiosyncratic mind. The Talking Heads front man plays a visitor to Virgil, Texas, who introduces us to the citizens of the town during preparations for its Celebration of Specialness. As shot by cinematographer Ed Lachman, Texas becomes a hyper-realistic late-capitalist landscape of endless vistas, shopping malls and prefab metal buildings. In True Stories, Byrne uses his songs to stitch together pop iconography, voodoo rituals and a singular variety show - all in the service of uncovering the rich mysteries that lurk under the surface of everyday experience.

Special Features
New, Restored 4K Digital Transfer, Supervised By Director David Byrne And Cinematographer Ed Lachman, With 5.1 Surround DTS-HD Master Audio Soundtrack, Supervised By Byrne, New Documentary About The Film's Production, Featuring Byrne, Lachman, Screenwriter Stephen Tobolowsky, Executive Producer Edward Pressman, Coproducer Karen Murphy, Fashion-Show Costume Designer Adelle Lutz, Casting Director Victoria Thomas, Consultant Christina Patoski, Actor Jo Harvey Allen, ANd Artist And Songwriter Terry Allen, CD WContaining The Film's Complete Soundtrack, Compiled Here For The First Time, Real Life (1986), A Short Documentary By Pamela Yates And Newton Thomas Sigel Made On The Set Of The Film, No Time To Look Back, A New Homage To Virgil, Texas, The Fictional Town Where True Stories Is Set, New Documentary About Designer Tibor Kalman And His Influence On Byrne And Work On The Film, Featuring Byrne And Artist Maira Kalman, Tibor's Wife, Deleted Scenes, Trailer, Plus: Essays By Critic Rebecca Bengal, Journalist And Author Joe Nick Patoski And Byrne, A 1986 Piece By Actor Spalding Gray On The Film's Production, And A Selection Of Production Photography Along With Byrne's Tabloid Clippings And Writing About The Film's Visual Motifs
Specifications
Aspect Ratio1.85:1
AudioEnglish Surround 5.1
BBFC12
Case TypeBoxset Digi-Pack
CastDavid Byrne,John Goodman
ColourColour
DirectorDavid Byrne
Discs1
FormatBlu-ray
IFCONone
LanguageEnglish
RegionBlu-Ray B
Released2019-01-28
Run Time89
Year1986

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Tags: 1980s, Criterion, Musicals