Dazed and Confused 1993
Released twenty years after 1973's American Graffiti waxed nostalgic for the 1950s, Dazed and Confused did the same thing for the 1970s. Also like Graffiti, Dazed takes place over one summer night, incorporates plenty of hit songs from the era, and features a cast of young unknowns, many of whom would go on to later stardom.

It's the last day of school in 1976 in a small Texas town where an annual tradition is being carried out. The new high school seniors torment the incoming freshman class. The male seniors catch and paddle the behinds of the ninth grade boys, while the female seniors use humiliation to haze the new ninth grade girls. The story follows several disparate groups of students from the end of their school day, through the afternoon, into the evening and late night, before concluding in the early morning hours of the following day.

BD50 + 2xDVD9 | 1080p AVC, NTSC | 01:42:28 | 44.6 Gb + 15.1 Gb
Language: English
Subtitles: English

Director: Richard Linklater
Cast: Jason London, Wiley Wiggins, Matthew McConaughey, Milla Jovovich
Country: USA
Genre: Comedy


Commentary - this audio commentary with director Richard Linklater was recorded exclusively for Criterion in 2006, in New York City.

Beer Bust at the Moon Tower - a massive gallery with various director, cast and crew interviews, as well as behind-the-scenes footage from the shooting of Dazed and Confused. A few very short reunion clips are included as well. In English, not subtitled.

-- Character Interviews (First Week of Rehearsals, 1992) (41 min, 1080i).
-- Cast and Director Interviews (48 min, 1080i).
-- Behind-the-scenes Footage (31 min, 1080i).

Auditions - a large gallery of audition clips. In English, not subtitled. (24 min, 1080i).

Making "Dazed" - a decade in the making, director Kahane Corn's documentary about Dazed and Confused features behind-the-scenes footage from the 1992 shoot and the 2003 ten-year cast and crew reunion in Austin, Texas. Originally aired on American Movie Classics on September 18, 2005, "Dazed" illuminates on the creative process behind the film and reflects on the decade that had passed since its release. In English, not subtitled. (46 min, 1080i).

Deleted Scenes - in English, not subtitled. (26 min, 1080i).

Trailer - the original theatrical trailer for Dazed and Confused. In English, not subtitled. (2 min, 1080i).