The Criterion Collection
Director-approved two-DVD special edition
2 videodiscs (92 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (67 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm)
Originally released as a motion picture in 1984.
Special features: Disc 1: Commentary with director Alex Cox, executive producer Michael Nesmith, casting director Victoria Thomas, and actors Sy Richardson, Zander Schloss, and Del Zamora; Plate o' shrimp (interviews featuring musician Keith Morris and actors Dick Rude, Olivia Barash, and Miguel Sandoval); Iggy Pop (interview); The missing scenes (director Alex Cox, executive producer Michael Nesmith, neutron bomb inventor Sam Cohen, and character J. Frank Parnell watch and discuss deleted scenes); Trailers. Disc 2: Repossessed (roundtable discussion about the making of Repo Man featuring director Alex Cox, producers Peter McCarthy and Jonathan Wacks, and actors Del Zamora, Sy Richardson, and Dick Rude); Harry Zen Stanton (discussion between actor Stanton and producer Peter McCarthy); The TV version (the director's "cleaned-up" television version of the film). Booklet features an essay by critic Sam McPheeters.
Art direction, J. Rae Fox, Lynda Burbank ; editor, Dennis Dolan ; music by Steven Hufsteter, Humberto Larriva ; Repo Man theme, Iggy Pop ; director of photography, Robby Muller ; executive producer, Michael Nesmith.
About a weathered repo man in desolate downtown Los Angeles, and the nihilistic middle-class punk he takes under his wing. The job becomes more than either of them bargained for when they get involved in reclaiming a mysterious, and other worldly, Chevy Malibu with a hefty reward attached to it. Featuring the ultimate early- eighties L.A. punk soundtrack, this grungily hilarious odyssey is a politically trenchant take on President Reagan's domestic and foreign policy.
MPAA rating: R.
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