Friday, February 5, 2010

A True-Blu Classic

ParisParis Texas (Criterion) – Wim Wenders filmed Sam Shepard’s beautifully poetic script about a stranger making amends for past transgressions by looking up his estranged wife and brother in the American Southwest. The result is one of the most gorgeous movies ever made, shot by cinematographer Robby Muller and scored by musician Ry Cooder. Paris Texas–filled with wonderful grace notes displaying the tentative communication among people who have been apart too long—has sublime acting of Harry Dean Stanton, Dean Stockwell and Nastassja Kinski.

Criterion outdoes itself with the Blu-ray transfer—approved by Wenders, it’s astonishing and demonstrates how every frame of this masterpiece is a work of art. Numerous extras include a documentary on the film, Wenders interviews and commentary, a look at the music and locations, deleted scenes and Super 8 home movies.

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