Insignificance 1985 Criterion Collection
Adapted from a famous play of the same name written by Terry Johnson, the plot revolves around four nameless individuals credited only as the Professor (Michael Emil), the Actress (Theresa Russell), the Ballplayer (Gary Busey), and the Senator (Tony Curtis). Though not specifically identified, each character is meant to serve as a stand in for the likes of Albert Einstein, Marilyn Monroe, Joe DiMaggio, and Joseph McCarthy. In classic stage play fashion, these varied personalities end up interacting with one another over the course of one night in a single hotel room.

As a weird meditation on sex, power, knowledge, and fame, this is a treat for those who savor exotic movie fare.

BD50 + DVD9 | 1080p AVC, NTSC | 01:48:47 | 41.2 Gb + 7.78 Gb
Language: English
Subtitles: English
Genre: Drama, Comedy

Director: Nicolas Roeg
Cast: Gary Busey, Tony Curtis, Theresa Russell, Will Sampson, Patrick Kilpatrick, Raynor Scheine
Country: UK

Extras:

Making "Insignificance" - a standard featurette with raw footage from the shooting of the film, as well as short comments from actors Will Sampson (Elevator Attendant), Theresa Russell (The Actress), Michael Emil (The Professor), Gary Busey (The Ballplayer), and Tony Curtis (The Senator), among others. In English, not subtitled. (15 min).

Nicolas Roeg and Jeremy Thomas - in this video interview, conducted in London in December 2010, exclusively for Criterion, director Nicolas Roeg and producer Jeremy Thomas discuss Insignificance, its characters, story, and production history. In English, not subtitled. (13 min).

Tony Lawson - in this video interview, conducted in London in December 2010, exclusively for Criterion, Insignificance editor Tony Lawson, who worked on such films as Sam Peckinpah's Straw Dogs and Stanley Kubrick's Barry Lyndon, discusses how editing has evolved during the years and recalls his collaboration with director Nicolas Roeg. In English, not subtitled. (16 min).

Trailer - the original theatrical for Insignificance. In English, not subtitled. (1 min).

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