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Slacker DVD

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  • Slacker [Criterion Collection] [2 Discs]
    • Release date: September 14, 2004
    • Format: Dvd
    • Language: Eng
    • Subtitles: Eng
    • Number of discs: 2
    • Run Time: 1 hr. 40 min.
    • Special Features: ccNew high-definition digital transfer, with restored image and sound supervised by director Richard Linklater and director of photography Lee Daniel, made from original 16 mm film elements
      Three audio commentaries featuring Richard Linklater and members and the cast and crew
      Casting tapes featuring select "auditions" from the over one-hundred-member cast, with an essay from production manager/casting director Anne Walker-McBay
      An early film treatment
      Home movies
      Ten-minute trailer for a documentary about the landmark Austin café, Les Amis, which served as location for several scenes in Slacker
      Stills gallery featuring hundreds of rare behind-the-scenes production and publicity photos
      English subtitles for the deaf and hearing impaired
      Optimal image quality: RSDL dual-layer edition
      It's Impossible to Learn to Plow by Reading Books (1988), Linklater's first full-length feature, with commentary by the director, available here for the first time on home video
      Woodshock, an early short 16 mm film made by Linklater and Lee Daniel in 1985
      "The Roadmap," the working script of Slacker, including 14 deleted scenes and alternate takes
      Footage from the Slacker tenth-anniversary reunion in Austin, TX, in 2001
      Original theatrical trailer
      Slacker culture essay by Linklater
      Information about the Austin Film Society, founded in 1985 by Linklater with Daniel, including early flyers from screenings
      Plus, a 64-page booklet featuring essays by author and filmmaker John Pierson (Spike Mike Reloaded: A Guided Tour Across a Decade of Independent American Cinema) and Michael Barker, head of Sony Pictures Classics, as well as reviews, production notes, a complete cast and crew listing, and an introduction to It's Impossible to Learn to Plow by Reading Books by director Monte Hellman (Two-Lane Blacktop, The Shooting)
  • Slacker [Criterion Collection] [2 Discs]
    • Release date: September 17, 2013
    • Format: Dvd
    • Number of discs: 2
    • Run Time: 1 hr. 40 min.
  • Slacker [Criterion Collection] [Blu-ray]
    • Release date: September 17, 2013
    • Format: BluRay
    • Language: Eng
    • Subtitles: Eng
    • Number of discs: 1
    • Run Time: 1 hr. 40 min.
    • Special Features: Restored high-definition digital film transfer, supervised by director Richard Linklater and director of photography Lee Daniel, with 2.0 surround DTS-HD master audio soundtrack
      Three audio commentaries, featuring Linklater and members of the cast and crew
      It's Impossible to Learn to Plow by Reading Books (1988), Linklater's first feature, with commentary by the director
      Woodshock (1985), a 16 mm short by Linklater and Daniel
      Casting tapes featuring select "auditions"
      Footage from the Slacker tenth-anniversary reunion
      Early film treatment
      Home movies
      Ten-minute trailer for a 2005 documentary about the landmark Austin café Les Amis
      Deleted scenes and alternate takes
      Trailer

      Plus: a booklet featuring essays by author and filmmaker John Pierson and Sony Pictures Classics copresident Michael Barker; reviews by critics Ron Rosenbaum and Chris Walters; production notes by Linklater; and an introduction to It's Impossible to Learn to Plow by Reading Books by director Monte Hellman
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