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Burroughs: The Movie (1983) The Criterion Collection Blu-ray
 
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Burroughs: The Movie Blu-ray
The Criterion Collection
Criterion | 1983 | 86 min | Not rated | Dec 15, 2015

Discs
50GB Blu-ray Disc
Single disc (1 BD)
UPC 715515161510

DOCUMENTARY

Burroughs: The Movie (1983) Blu-ray

Burroughs: The Movie explores the life and times of controversial Naked Lunch author William S. Burroughs, with an intimacy never before seen and never repeated. The film charts the development of Burroughs' unique literary style and his wildly unconventional life, including his travels from the American Midwest to North Africa and several personal tragedies. Burroughs: The Movie is the first and only feature length documentary to be made with and about Burroughs. The film was directed by the late Howard Brookner. It was begun in 1978 as Brookner's senior thesis at NYU film school and then expanded into a feature which was completed 5 years later in 1983. Sound was recorded by Jim Jarmusch and the film was shot by Tom DiCillo, fellow NYU classmates and both very close friends of Brookner's.

Director: Howard Brookner
Starring: William S. Burroughs

Burroughs: The Movie

Made up of intimate, revelatory footage of the singular author and poet filmed over the course of five years, Howard Brookner's 1983 documentary about William S. Burroughs was for decades mainly the stuff of legend; that changed when Aaron Brookner, the late director's nephew, discovered a print of it in 2011 and spearheaded a restoration. Now viewers can enjoy the invigorating candidness of Burroughs: The Movie, a one-of-a-kind nonfiction portrait that was brought to life with the help of a remarkable crew of friends, including Jim Jarmusch and Tom DiCillo, and that features on-screen appearances by fellow artists of Burroughs's including Allen Ginsberg, Herbert Huncke, Patti Smith, and Terry Southern.

Special Features:
New, high-definition digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
New interviews with filmmakers Jim Jarmusch, Aaron Brookner, and Tom DiCillo, as well as William S. Burroughs's friends and fellow writers James Grauerholz and Stew Meyer
Rare outtakes
Footage from the 2014 New York Film Festival premiere of the film's restoration
Thirty-minute experimental edit of the film from 1981 by inventor and photographer Robert E. Fulton Jr.
More!
PLUS: An essay by critic Luc Sante and a collage poster by artist Alison Mosshart

STREET DATE: DECEMBER 15.

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