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Paris, Texas

Spine #501

Jan 26, 2010

Number of Discs: 1

  • 1.66:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
  • English DTS-HD 5.1 Surround
  • English subtitles

Paris, Texas

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Directed By: Wim Wenders
Starring: Harry Dean Stanton, Dean Stockwell, Nastassja Kinski, Hunter Carson, Aurore Clément, Bernhard Wicki, John Lurie
Licensor: HanWay Films

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German New Wave pioneer Wim Wenders (Wings of Desire) brings his keen eye for landscape to the American Southwest in Paris, Texas, a profoundly moving character study written by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Sam Shepard. Paris, Texas follows the efforts of the mysterious, nearly mute drifter Travis (a magnificent Harry Dean Stanton, whose face is a landscape of its own) to reconnect with his young son, living with his brother (Dean Stockwell) in Los Angeles, and his missing wife (Nastassja Kinski). From this simple setup, Wenders and Shepard produce a powerful statement on codes of masculinity and the myth of the American family, as well as an exquisite visual exploration of a vast, crumbling world of canyons and neon.

  • Audio commentary featuring Wenders
  • Interview with Wenders by German journalist Roger Willemsen
  • Excerpts from the 1990 film Motion and Emotion: The Road to "Paris, Texas," featuring interviews with Wenders, actors Harry Dean Stanton, Hanns Zischler, Dennis Hopper, and Peter Falk, composer Ry Cooder, cinematographer Robby Müller, novelist Patricia Highsmith, and filmmaker Samuel Fuller
  • New interviews with filmmakers Allison Anders and Claire Denis
  • Cinéma cinémas: "Wim Wenders Hollywood April '84," with Wenders and Cooder working on the score
  • Deleted scenes and Super 8 home movies
  • Gallery of Wenders's location-scouting photos, from his book Written in the West
  • Behind-the-scenes photos by Robin Holland
  • Theatrical trailer


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