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Inside Llewyn Davis Blu-ray
The Criterion Collection
Criterion | 2013 | 104 min | Rated R | Jan 19, 2016
50GB Blu-ray Disc
Single disc (1 BD)
Inside Llewyn Davis (2013) Blu-ray
A week in the life of a struggling young singer-songwriter as he tries to make it big in New York's folk scene of the early 1960s. In the midst of a relentless New York winter, with no job, money, or place to live, down-on-his-luck musician Llewyn Davis spends his days flicking through his address book trying to find a bed, or a floor for the night. If things weren't bad enough, his musical partner has ended it all by jumping off of a bridge, and his lover Jean, who just happens to be the wife of his best friend Jim, has told him that she's pregnant and wants an abortion. In a last ditch bid to shed his hand-to-mouth existence, Davis, with his ever-present pet cat in tow, sets out on a road trip to Chicago in the hope of resurrecting his music career by impressing local promoter Bud Grossman.
Directors: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen
Writers: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
Starring: Oscar Isaac, Carey Mulligan, John Goodman, Garrett Hedlund, Justin Timberlake, F. Murray Abraham
Inside Llewyn Davis
The visionary chroniclers of eccentric Americana Joel and Ethan Coen present one of their greatest creations in Llewyn Davis, a singer barely eking out a living on the peripheries of the flourishing Greenwich Village folk scene of the early sixties. As embodied by Oscar Isaac, in a revelatory performance, Llewyn (loosely modeled on off-the-radar folk legend Dave Van Ronk) is extraordinarily talented but also irascible, rude, and self-defeating. Our man's circular odyssey through an unforgiving wintry cityscape, evocatively captured by cinematographer Bruno Delbonnel, is realized with poignant humor and the occasional surreal touch. Featuring a folk soundtrack curated by T Bone Burnett, Inside Llewyn Davis reminds us that in the Coens' world, history isn't necessarily written by the winners.
New 4K digital transfer, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray
New audio commentary featuring writers Robert Christgau, David Hajdu, and Sean Wilentz
The First Hundred Feet, the Last Hundred Feet, a new conversation between filmmaker Guillermo del Toro and directors Joel and Ethan Coen about the evolution of their approach, from Blood Simple to Inside Llewyn Davis
Inside "Inside Llewyn Davis," a forty-five-minute 2013 documentary
Another Place, Another Time (2014), a 101-minute film documenting an Inside Llewyn Davis tribute concert, featuring Joan Baez, Mumford & Sons, Punch Brothers, Gillian Welch, Jack White, and others
New piece on the history of "Fare Thee Well (Dink's Song)," featuring music producer T Bone Burnett and the Coens
New piece about Dave Van Ronk and the Greenwich Village folk scene of the early sixties, featuring music writer and historian Elijah Wald
Sunday, a short 1961 documentary by Dan Drasin about the riots that took place in Washington Square Park after folk musicians were prevented from gathering and playing there
PLUS: An essay by film critic Kent Jones
STREET DATE: JANUARY 19.