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Stranger than paradise [videorecording] / Janus Films ; Grokenberger Film Produktion, Munish ; Cinesthesia Productions, Inc., New York ; producer, Sara Driver ; written and directed by Jim Jarmusch
Alternate Title Permanent vacation [videorecording]
Special ed. 2-disc set ; widescreen
[New York] : Janus Films : Criterion Collection, c2007
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 Videos/2nd Flr  PN1997 .S7747 2007    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Slackers -- Drama
Visitors, Foreign -- Drama
Families -- Drama
Automobile travel -- Drama
Hungarian Americans -- Drama
Physical Description 2 videodiscs (89 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (44 p. : ill. ; 19 cm.)
Note - System Details DVD; region 1, widescreen (1.78:1) presentation, enhanced for 16x9 TVs, ; Dolby Digital mono., NTSC
Language Subtitled for the deaf and hard of hearing
Cast John Lurie, Eszter Balint, Richard Edson, and Cecillia Stark
Credits Director of photography, Tom DiCillo ; music, John Lurie ; editors, Jim Jarmusch and Melody London
Contents Disc one. Stranger than paradise -- Disc two. Permanent vacation and the supplements
Summary 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
Note 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
Series Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs) ; 400
Alternate Author Jarmusch, Jim, 1953-
Lurie, John, 1952-
Balint, Eszter
Edson, Richard
Stark, Cecillia, 1898-1985
Jarmusch, Jim, 1953- Permanent vacation
Janus Films
Grokenberger Film Produktion
Cinesthesia Productions
Criterion Collection (Firm)

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