Stranger Than Paradise 1984
"Stranger than Paradise" follows hipster Willie (John Lurie, who also provided the film's music) as he plays host to the unexpected arrival of his cousin Eva (Eszter Balint) from Hungary. Eva stays with Willie for 10 days before she can go to Cleveland to live with their Aunt Lotte (Cecillia Stark). A year later, bored and directionless Willie and his friend Eddie (Richard Edson) decide to go on vacation and visit Eva in Cleveland then out of the blue decide to take Eva and travel to Florida...

"Stranger Than Paradise" is the second feature made by Jarmusch. His first feature film is "Permanent Vacation" (1980), which follows the wanderings of a young drop out, Aloysius, over a time span of 2.5 days, representing a 77 minute preamble about drifting. Both films were photographed by the now renown independent director, Tom DiCillo.

Director: Jim Jarmusch
Cast: John Lurie, Eszter Balint, Richard Edson
Country: USA, West Germany
Genre: Comedy, Drama

BD50 | 1080p AVC | 01:29:26 | 45.1 Gb + 3% rec
Language: English
Subtitles: English


Audio Commentary - this previously unreleased commentary track features Jim Jarmusch and actor Richard Edson. The director has some very interesting comments about his early days in New York during the 1970s and the local 'scene' that influenced his style, his time in Paris where he fell in love with cinema, punk rock and the impact that the Ramones had on him, the shooting of Stranger Than Paradise, etc. The commentary was recorded on March 13, 1996, for Criterion's laserdisc release of Stranger Than Paradise.

Permanent Vacation (1980) - presented here is Jim Jarmusch's first full-length feature film. Sourced from a high-definition remaster that was supervised by the director. In English, with optional English SDH subtitles. (75 min, 1080p/Dolby Digital 1.0).

Kino '84: Jim Jarmusch - Martina Muller's documentary takes a closer look at the creative world of Jim Jarmusch. Included in it are interviews with cinematographer/director Tom DiCillo, producer Sara Driver, and actors Chris Parker, John Lurie, Richard Edson, and Eszter Balint. The documentary was produced by the West German television station WDR and first aired on November 29, 1984. In English, not subtitled. (42 min, 1080i).

Some Days in January 1984 - this silent movie was shot and edited on Super 8 by filmmaker Tom Jarmusch, Jim Jarmusch's brother, during the filming of Stranger Than Paradise. (14 min, 1080i).

Trailers - two original trailers for Stranger Than Paradise.

2xDVD9 | NTSC 16:9 | 01:29:21 | 6.19 Gb + 6.82 Gb + 3% rec
Language: English
Subtitles: English

• Permanent Vacation (1980) Jim Jarmusch’s debut feature film (74:53)
• Kino ‘84: Jim Jarmusch - German TV Special (41:51)
• Some Days in January 1984 - silent Super 8 film shot during the production (14:40)
• Location scouting photos
• Trailers