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Mystery Train

Jim Jarmusch

 
Mystery Train (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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  • United States
  • 1989
  • 110 minutes
  • Color
  • 1.77:1
  • English
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  • Spine #521

Aloof teenage Japanese tourists, a frazzled Italian widow, and a disgruntled British immigrant all converge in the city of dreams—which, in Mystery Train, from Jim Jarmusch, is Memphis. Made with its director’s customary precision and wit, this triptych of stories pays playful tribute to the home of Stax Records, Sun Studio, Graceland, Carl Perkins, and, of course, the King, who presides over the film like a spirit. Mystery Train is one of Jarmusch’s very best movies, a boozy and beautiful pilgrimage to an iconic American ghost town and a paean to the music it gave the world.

Cast

Credits

DirectorJim Jarmusch
ProducerJim Stark
ScreenplayJim Jarmusch
CinematographyRobby Müller
EditingMelody London
MusicJohn Lurie
Associate producerDemtra MacBride
Line producerRudd Simmons
Executive producerKunijiro Hirata and Hideaki Suda
Production designDan Bishop

Disc Features

DIRECTOR-APPROVED SPECIAL EDITION

  • New, restored high-definition digital transfer, supervised and approved by director Jim Jarmusch, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray edition
  • Q&A with Jarmusch in which he responds to questions sent in by fans
  • Excerpts from the 2001 documentary Screamin’ Jay Hawkins: I Put a Spell on Me
  • Original documentary on the film’s locations and the rich social and musical history of Memphis
  • On-set photos by Masayoshi Sukita and behind-the-scenes photos
  • New and improved English subtitle translation
  • PLUS: A booklet featuring new essays by writers Dennis Lim and Peter Guralnick

    New cover by YeeHaw Industries

Film Essays

Mystery Train: Memphis Blues Again

By Peter GuralnickJune 16, 2010

What seems so extraordinary to me about Mystery Train, watching it again twenty years after . . . Read more »


Film Essays

Mystery Train: Strangers in the Night

By Dennis LimJune 14, 2010

All writing is travel writing, the axiom goes. And for Jim Jarmusch, perhaps more than any . . . Read more »

Press Notes

Press notes: Mystery Train

June 28, 2010

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Film Essays

Mystery Train: Memphis Blues Again

By Peter GuralnickJune 16, 2010

What seems so extraordinary to me about Mystery Train, watching it again twenty years after . . . Read more »


Film Essays

Mystery Train: Strangers in the Night

By Dennis LimJune 14, 2010

All writing is travel writing, the axiom goes. And for Jim Jarmusch, perhaps more than any . . . Read more »


News

Unveiling the Mystery

June 07, 2010

Fans of Jim Jarmusch in the Columbus, Ohio, area may want to steam down to the Wexner Center . . . Read more »


Announcements

Ask Jim Jarmusch

December 22, 2009

When we released Jim Jarmusch’s films Down by Law and Night on Earth, the supplement Ask Jim, . . . Read more »


Video

Mystery Train

Jarmusch at ATP

September 24, 2009

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