Punch-Drunk Love 2002 Criterion Collection
Barry Egan (Adam Sandler) is a businessman with certain personal issues that make him very unhappy. He is socially inept and doesn't get out much by choice, and his ability to control his mood is tenuous at best, frequently resulting in an outburst of insults, destructive vandalism, or uncontrollable sobbing. He wants to express himself, but years of ridicule and teasing from his seven sisters has resulted in long-term psychological problems, which Barry has recognized and now he seeks professional help. Having no real desire to take the initiative and get a shrink, Barry has a notion to call a phone sex company because they offer confidentiality and anonymity. However, this was a mistake, as the woman he chats with attempts to extort money from him, claiming that his life will be hell if he doesn't send her more.

Meanwhile, Barry meets Lena (Emily Watson), a friend of his sister and the two make an odd couple, but oddly they work well together because, unlike his sisters who taunt him about everything, Lena is willing to accept him for all of his flaws. She likes to travel, which seems fortuitous because Barry has been saving up Healthy Choice pudding proofs-of-purchase to rack up frequent flyer miles due to a loophole in their rules that makes them scandalously cheap.


Director: Paul Thomas Anderson
Cast: Adam Sandler, Emily Watson, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Don McManus
Country: USA
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Thriller

BD50 + 2xDVD9 | 1080p AVC | 01:35:19 | 43 Gb + 12 Gb + 3% rec
Language: English
Subtitles: English

Extras:

Mattress Man Commercial - a pretty funny clip featuring Philip Seymour Hoffman's character, Dean Trumbell from Utah. In English, not subtitled. (1 min).

Blossoms and Blood - presented here is a twelve-minute 2002 piece by Paul Thomas Anderson featuring Adam Sandler and Emily Watson, along with music by Jon Brion. In English, not subtitled. (12 min).

Scopitones - presented here is collection of twelve scopitones with footage from the film. In English, not subtitled. (12 min).

1. First
2. Harp Finger
3. Punchy Doorbell
4. Mysterio
5. Boy Businessman
6. Healthy Choice
7. He Needs Me
8. Lena
9. Come and Get Me
10. Exit Love Story
11. Sissy Lake's Love
12. Waimanalo Walk

Jon Brion - in this brand new video interview, composer Jon Brion explains how the soundtrack for Punch-Drunk Love was created and how the music was integrated into the film. The interview was conducted exclusively for Criterion in 2016. In English, not subtitled. (28 min).

Recording Session - presented here is footage from scoring sessions at Abbey Road Studios (December 2001). In English, not subtitled. (10 min).

Jeremy Blake - in this filmed conversation, New York gallerist Lia Gangitano and curator Michael Connor discuss the digital artist and painter Jeremy Blake's contribution to Punch-Drunk Love and his body of work. The conversation was filmed exclusively for Criterion in 2016. In English, not subtitled. (21 min).

Additional Artwork - presented here is additional artwork that Jeremy Blake created for Punch-Drunk Love. With music. (3 min).

Cannes Film Festival - presented here are studio interviews with cast and crew members that were conducted for the Cannes Film Festival in 2002, as well as the main press conference. In English, not subtitled.

1. Studio Interviews. With Adam Sandler, Emily Watson, Philip Seymour Hoffman, and Paul Thomas Anderson. (8 min).
2. Press Conference. (38 min).

The Pudding Guy - presented here is an archival interview with civil engineer David Phillips whose fascinating story -- he purchased a massive amount of pudding for approximately $3,000 and earned a little over 1.2 million airline miles -- was inspirational for the creators of Punch-Drunk Love. The interview was aired on NBC in 2000. In English, not subtitled. (6 min).

Deleted Scenes - in English, not subtitled.

1. The Sisters Call. (8 min).
2. "Are You From California?". (3 min).

Trailers (Theatrical - 3 min, Jeremy's Blake's Love - 2 min, Eat Tomorrow - 1 min)

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