True Stories (DigiPack)(The Criterion Collection)(Blu-ray)(Region A)

True Stories (DigiPack)(The Criterion Collection)(Blu-ray)(Region A)
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True Stories Blu-ray
Criterion | 1986 | 90 min | Rated PG | Nov 27, 2018

Codec: MPEG-4 AVC
Resolution: 1080p
Original aspect ratio: 1.85:1

English: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1

English SDH

Blu-ray Disc
Single disc (1 BD-50)
UPC 715515223713

True Stories (The Criterion Collection)(1986) Blu-ray

Director David Byrne takes an outside-looking-in glance at Texas and Texans in True Stories. Casting himself as the protagonist/narrator, Byrne adopts what he thinks is "standard" western garb and drives his red convertible into the small town of Virgil. Here he observes the town's preparations for celebrating Texas' sesquicentennial, taking time out to introduce us to several of the local oddballs. Swoosie Kurtz plays Miss Rollings, the Laziest Woman in the World; Alix Elias is The Cute Woman, who decorates her home in the most hideously "sweet" manner imaginable; John Goodman is talent-contest entrant Louis Fyne, who harbors dreams of being a C&W star; Spalding Gray is Earl Culver, a vegetable-obsessed civic leader; Jo Harvey Allen is The Lying Woman; and so it goes.

Director: David Byrne
Writers: David Byrne, Stephen Tobolowsky
Starring: David Byrne, John Goodman, Annie McEnroe, Spalding Gray, Jo Harvey Allen, Alix Elias

Special Features and Technical Specs:
- NEW, RESTORED 4K TRANSFER, supervised by director David Byrne and cinematographer Ed Lachman, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack, supervised by Byrne, on the Blu-ray
- New documentary about the film's production, featuring Byrne, Lachman, writer Stephen Tobolowsky, executive producer Ed Pressman, coproducer Karen Murphy, fashion-show costume designer Adelle Lutz, consultant Christina Patoski, actor Jo Harvey Allen, and musician Terry Allen
- CD with 23 songs, containing the film's complete soundtrack, compiled here for the first time (Blu-ray only)
- 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 program about designer Tibor Kalman and his influence on Byrne and role in the film, featuring Byrne and Kalman's wife, artist Maira Kalman
- Deleted scenes
- Trailer
- PLUS: An essay by critic Rebecca Bengal, along with, for the Blu-ray edition, new pieces by journalist and author Joe Nick Patoski and Byrne, a 1986 piece by actor Spalding Gray on the film's production, some of the tabloid stories that inspired the film, and a selection of Byrne's preproduction photography and writing about the film's visual motifs

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