Criterion Press Release: Slacker (Blu-ray)

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    Slacker – Blu-ray Edition
    Slacker, directed by Richard Linklater (Dazed and Confused), presents a day in the life of a loose-knit Austin, Texas, subculture populated by eccentric and overeducated young people. Shooting on 16 mm for a mere $3,000, writer-producer-director Linklater and his crew of friends threw out any idea of a traditional plot, choosing instead to create a tapestry of over a hundred characters, each as compelling as the last. Slacker is a prescient look at an emerging generation of aggressive nonparticipants, and one of the key films of the American independent film movement of the 1990s.

    1991 • 100 minutes • Color • 2.0 surround • 1.33:1 aspect ratio

    BLU-RAY SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES
    • High-definition restored digital film transfer, supervised by director Richard Linklater and director of photography Lee Daniel, featuring 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 full-length feature, with commentary by the director
    Woodshock, a 1985 16 mm short by Linklater and Daniel
    • Casting tapes featuring select “auditions” from the more-than-100-member cast
    • 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
    • Original theatrical trailer
    • PLUS: A booklet featuring essays by author and filmmaker John Pierson and Michael Barker, as well as reviews, production notes, and an introduction to It’s Impossible to Learn to Plow by Reading Books by director Monte Hellman

    TITLE: Slacker (BLU-RAY EDITION)
    CAT. NO: CC2311BD
    UPC: 7-15515-11041-9
    ISBN: 978-1-60465-780-7
    SRP: $39.95
    PREBOOK: 8/20/13
    STREET: 9/17/13
     
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    On their site it looks like the DVD version has some features missing from this one. Kin of sticks in my craw.
     
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    Seems like most of the stuff missing is just photo galleries and still items, most of which are getting dropped from all Blu upgrades from CC.
     
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    Thanks Ronald. I'll pre-order this ASAP. My favorite Linklater film.

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    This title is now available for pre-order at Amazon.com for those who don't want to wait for the B&N sale...
     
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    Thank you for supporting HTF when you preorder using the link below. If you are using an adblocker you will not see link.
     

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