Friday, August 28, 2009

THE LAST DAYS OF DISCO: The Criterion Collection DVD!

THE LAST DAYS OF DISCO: The Criterion Collection is now available on DVD and is certainly a feast for the eyes.. which is just what we expect from Criterion!!

The Last Days of Disco (1998) brings to a close American cinema raconteur extraordinaire Whit Stillman’s unofficial trilogy about the neuroses of the young and upscale. Following Metropolitan and Barcelona, this is a clever and sparkling return to the nighttime party scene in early '80s Manhattan. At the center of Stillman’s roundelay of revelers are the icy, commanding Charlotte (Kate Beckinsale) and the demure, pragmatic Alice (ChloĆ« Sevigny), by day toiling as publishing house assistants, and by night looking for romance and entertainment at a premier, Studio 54–like club. Brimming with Stillman’s trademark dry humor, The Last Days of Disco is an affectionate yet unsentimental look at the end of an era.
Check out all the bonus features just after this trailer:


• New, restored high-definition digital transfer, supervised and approved by director Whit Stillman

• Audio commentary featuring Stillman and actors ChloĆ« Sevigny and Chris Eigeman

• Four deleted scenes with commentary by Stillman, Eigeman, and Sevigny

• Stills gallery with production notes by Stillman

• Stillman reading a chapter from The Last Days of Disco, with Cocktails at Petrossian Afterwards, his novelization of the movie

• Behind-the-scenes featurette

• Original theatrical trailer

• PLUS: An essay by novelist David Schickler

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