Cover image for Paris, Texas [videorecording (DVD)]
Paris, Texas [videorecording (DVD)]
Paris, Texas [videorecording (DVD)]
Publication Information:
[Irvington, N.Y.] : Criterion Collection : Janus Films, c2009.
Physical Description:
2 videodiscs (145 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (42 p. ; col. ill. ; 19 cm.)
General Note (Repeatable):
Based on the book "Paris, Texas" by Sam Shepard. Originally produced as a motion picture in 1984. Booklet includes "On the road again" essay by film critic Nick Roddick, "A long ride" by Sam Shepard, "Voices under your skin" interview with Nastassja Kinski, "Loss of innocence" interview with Harry Dean Stanton, "Me and my brother" interview with Dean Stockwell, excerpt from the preface of Wim Wenders book 'Written in the West'. Bonus features: Disc 1. Audio commentary featuring Wim Wenders. Disc 2. "Wim Wenders" interview with Wenders by German journalist Roger Willemsen; "The road to Paris, Texas" excerpts from th 1990 film "Motion and Emotion" featuring interviews with Wim Wenders, Robby Müller, Ry Cooder, Harry Dean Stanton, Peter Falk, Dennis Hopper, Hanns Zischler, Samuel Fuller, Patricia Highsmith and Kraft Wetzel conducted by director Paul Joyce; "Claire Denis and Allison Anders" interviewed by Kent Jones; "Cinéma cinémas" segment from the French television program featuring 'Wim Wenders Hollywood April '84'; Deleted scenes; Super 8 footage; Galleries; "Written in the West" gallery of Wenders' location-scouting photos from his book; Behind the scenes photos by Robin Holland.
disc 1. Feature film -- Disc 2. Bonus features.
After having been missing for four years and presumed dead, Travis emerges from the desert near the Texas-Mexico border and collapses at a gas station. His younger brother, Walt, a billboard artist, takes him to Walt's Los Angeles home where Travis' son, Hunter, has lived with Walt and Walt's wife, Anne, since Travis and his wife, Jane, disappeared. Travis reestablishes a relationship with Hunter, finds Jane and brings about a reunion between Jane and Hunter before leaving again. Loosely based on Sam Shepard's Motel Chronicles.
System Details Note:
DVD; region 1, NTSC; widescreen (1.78:1) presentation; Dolby digital 5.1 surround.
Target Audience Note:
OFRB rating: AA.
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