Wise Blood (1979) DVD9 Criterion Collection
Ex-serviceman Hazel Motes (Brad Dourif) returns from war to find his family home an empty ruin. A haunted man with a zealot's concentration, Motes exchanges his uniform for a preacher's suit and hat, although he vehemently denies any such connection. Haunted by memories of his grandfather, a fire & brimstone revivalist (John Huston), Hazel seems consumed by the desire to both escape and embrace God. Always belligerent, he clashes with street-corner preachers and conmen. Hazel is offended by the shameless pamphleteering of the blind prophet Asa Hawks (Harry Dean Stanton), yet is both attracted to and repelled by Hawks' flirtatious daughter, Sabbath Lily (Amy Wright). Hazel starts his own sidewalk sect, "The church of truth without Jesus Christ Crucified"...

DVD9 | NTSC 16:9 | 01:46:00 | 7.71 Gb + 3% rec
Language: English
Subtitles: English, Espanol, Francais, Portugues
Genre: Comedy, Drama

Director: John Huston (as Jhon Huston)
Cast: Brad Dourif, John Huston, Dan Shor, Harry Dean Stanton, Amy Wright, Ned Beatty
Country: USA, West Germany

• New interviews with actor Brad Dourif (13:42), writer Benedict Fitzgerald (13:27), and writer-producer Michael Fitzgerald (20:18)
• Rare archival audio recording of author Flannery O’Connor reading her short story “A Good Man Is Hard to Find”
• Episode of the television program Creativity with Bill Moyers from 1982, featuring John Huston discussing his life and work in three parts (God, Ego, Hollywood) - 25:35
• Theatrical trailer (2:24)

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