Ride the Mystery Train Soon on Blu-ray

Criterion is all set for a June release of its 1989 movie “Mystery Train” on blu-ray. This movie will be available to one and all after the 15th of June.

The movie is directed by Jim Jarmusch and is based around Memphis and covers three different sets of stories, one of a Japanese teenage couple, the other of an Italian widow who has come around to collect the dead body of her husband and the other a barber and his friends. It is an entertainer that concentrates on showing Memphis in its darkest of shadows.

Specials on the disc include:

  • A booklet featuring essays by writers Peter Guralnick and Dennis Lim, as well as a collectible poster
  • Original documentary on Mystery Train’s locations and Memphis’s rich social and musical history
  • Two video Q&As with Jarmusch, one from the 2009 All Tomorrow’s Parties festival in New York and one in which he responds to questions sent in by fans
  • On-set photos by Masayoshi Sukita, and behind-the-scenes photos