My own private Idaho (#277) (Criterion Collection) [USA]


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Nov 26, 2010
Altea, Spain
Release date: October 6th 2015
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United States
104 minutes


River Phoenix and Keanu Reeves star in this haunting tale from Gus Van Sant about two young street hustlers: Mike Waters, a sensitive narcoleptic who dreams of the mother who abandoned him, and Scott Favor, the wayward son of the mayor of Portland and the object of Mike’s desire. Navigating a volatile world of junkies, thieves, and johns, Mike takes Scott on a quest along the grungy streets and open highways of the Pacific Northwest, in search of an elusive place called home. Visually dazzling and thematically groundbreaking, My Own Private Idaho is a deeply moving look at unrequited love and life on society’s margins.

New, restored 4K digital transfer, approved by director Gus Van Sant and director of photography Eric Alan Edwards, with 2.0 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray
Alternate 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray
Illustrated 2005 audio conversation between Van Sant and filmmaker Todd Haynes
The Making of “My Own Private Idaho,” a 2005 documentary featuring cast and crew
Kings of the Road, a 2005 interview with film scholar Paul Arthur on Van Sant’s adaptation of Shakespeare’s Henry IV and Orson Welles’s Chimes at Midnight
Conversation from 2005 between producer Laurie Parker and actor River Phoenix’s sister Rain
Audio conversation from 2005 between writer JT LeRoy and filmmaker Jonathan Caouette
Deleted scenes
PLUS: A book featuring essays by film critic Amy Taubin and LeRoy; a 1991 article by Lance Loud; and reprinted interviews with Van Sant, Phoenix, and actor Keanu Reeves
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