Short Cuts Blu-ray
The Criterion Collection
Criterion | 1993 | 187 min | Rated R | Oct 18, 2016
Two-disc set (2 BD-50)
Short Cuts (1993) The Criterion Collection Blu-ray
The everyday lives of a number of suburban Los Angeles residents are the subject of this loosely-knitted collection of short stories.
Director: Robert Altman
Writers: Raymond Carver, Robert Altman, Frank Barhydt
Starring: Andie MacDowell, Bruce Davison, Julianne Moore, Matthew Modine, Anne Archer, Fred Ward
The work of two great American artists merges in Short Cuts, a kaleidoscopic adaptation of the stories of renowned author Raymond Carver by maverick director Robert Altman. Epic in scale yet meticulously observed, the film interweaves the stories of twenty-two characters as they struggle to find solace and meaning in contemporary Los Angeles. The extraordinary ensemble cast includes Tim Robbins, Julianne Moore, Robert Downey Jr., Jack Lemmon, and Jennifer Jason Leigh—all giving fearless performances in what is one of Altman's most compassionate creations.
- New, restored 4K digital transfer, approved by cinematographer Walt Lloyd, with 2.0 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray
- Alternate 5.1 soundtrack mix, plus isolated music track
- Conversation between Altman and actor Tim Robbins from 2004 Luck, Trust & Ketchup: Robert Altman in Carver Country, a 1993 feature-length documentary on the making of Short Cuts
- To Write and Keep Kind, a 1992 PBS documentary on the life of author Raymond Carver
- One-hour 1983 audio interview with Carver, conducted for the American Audio Prose Library
- Original demo recordings of the film's Doc Pomus–Mac Rebennack songs, performed by Dr. John
- Deleted scenes
- A look inside the marketing of Short Cuts
- PLUS: An essay by film critic Michael Wilmington
STREET DATE: OCTOBER 18.