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Stranger than paradise [videorecording (DVD)]
Physical Description:
2 videodiscs (89 min.) : sound and black and white ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (44 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm).
Disc 1: Stranger than paradise (new, restored, high definition digital transfer, supervised and approved by director Jim Jarmusch. Disc 2: Permanent vacation (1980, 75 min.), Jarmusch's first full-length feature -- Kino '84: Jim Jarmusch, a 1984 German television program featuring interviews with cast and crew from Stranger than paradise and Permanent vacation -- Some days in January 1984, a behind-the-scenes Super 8 film by Tom Jarmusch -- Location scouting photos -- U.S. and Japanese trailers.
Willie, a disenchanted loner, is visited by his sixteen-year old Hungarian cousin Eva. Willie's equally slacker best friend Eddie also meets Eva, and the three become loose friends, until Eva decides to leave to visit Willie and Eva's Aunt Lottie in Cleveland. After a while Willie and Eddie are surprised to find that they miss Eva's companionship and take off for Cleveland in an old car. Finding Cleveland in winter to be disappointingly cold and unattractive, the three leave Cleveland for sunny Florida, landing there in off-season. Accidental involvement in a drug deal provides some unsuspected good fortune until it becomes time for Eva to go back home to Hungary.
System Details Note:
DVD; NTSC, region 1, widescreen (1.78:1) presentation, enhanced for 16x9 TVs, ; Dolby Digital mono.
Video disc
Production, Publication, Distribution, Manufacture, and Copyright Notice:
[New York] : Criterion Collection, [2007]
General Note:
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1984.

Special features: "Kino '84: Jim Jarmusch," a 1984 television program featuring interviews with cast and crew from Stranger than paradise and Permanent vacation; "Some days in January 1984," a behind-the-scenes Super 8 film by Tom Jarmusch; location scouting photos; U.S. and Japanese trailers. New, restored high-definition digital transfer.

Disc 2 includes Jarmusch's first full-length feature, Permanent vacation (1980, 75 min.) / story and screenplay by Jim Jarmusch; cinematographer, Thomas DiCillo; editor, Jim Jarmusch; music, John Lurie and Jim Jarmusch.