Crumb Crumb

Crumb

Terry Zwigoff

 
Crumb (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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  • United States
  • 1995
  • 120 minutes
  • Color
  • 1.33:1
  • English
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  • Spine #533

Terry Zwigoff’s landmark 1995 film is an intimate documentary portrait of the underground artist Robert Crumb, whose unique drawing style and sexually and racially provocative subject matter have made him a household name in popular American art. Zwigoff candidly and colorfully delves into the details of Crumb’s incredible career and life, including his family of reclusive eccentrics, some of the most remarkable people you’ll ever see on-screen. At once a profound biographical portrait, a riotous examination of a man’s controversial art, and a devastating look at a troubled family, Crumb is a genuine American original.

Disc Features

DIRECTOR-APPROVED SPECIAL EDITION

  • New, restored high-definition digital transfer, approved by director Terry Zwigoff, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray edition
  • Two audio commentaries, one featuring Zwigoff from 2010, and one with Zwigoff and critic Roger Ebert from 2006
  • More than fifty minutes of unused footage
  • Stills gallery
  • PLUS: A booklet featuring a new essay by critic Jonathan Rosenbaum and artwork by Charles, Jesse, Maxon, and Robert Crumb

    Cover illustration by R. Crumb

Film Essays

Crumb Reconsidered

By Jonathan Rosenbaum August 10, 2010

Now that Terry Zwigoff’s Crumb is fifteen years old, it seems pretty safe to say that it has evolved from a potential classic to actually being one. But what kind? A documentary portrait of a . . . Read more »

Big Screen


Chef du Cinema

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Chef du Cinema: Crumb

By Ron Deutsch October 06, 2011

When I was living in Haight-Ashbury in the second half of the 1970s, you’d still see Robert Crumb drawing in some coffeehouse now and again. I don’t remember ever having a conversation with him, . . . Read more »


Clippings

Real Art

November 19, 2010

A whole bunch of questions arose when the critics at Time Out New York were compiling their new list of the fifty greatest documentaries of all time. As they explain in their introduction to the . . . Read more »


Press Notes

Press Notes: Louie Bluie and Crumb

August 17, 2010

Our twin releases of Terry Zwigoff’sLouie Bluie andCrumb (the former never before available on DVD) are cause for celebration not only for fans of their idiosyncratic director but also for . . . Read more »


Clippings

Zwigoff on Crumb and Louie Bluie

August 11, 2010

When Terry Zwigoff made his debut feature Louie Bluie in 1985, he didn’t have big plans for a movie career. “My expectations were to show it in my living room to friends,” he explains in a new . . . Read more »


Film Essays

Crumb Reconsidered

By Jonathan Rosenbaum August 10, 2010

Now that Terry Zwigoff’s Crumb is fifteen years old, it seems pretty safe to say that it has evolved from a potential classic to actually being one. But what kind? A documentary portrait of a . . . Read more »


Clippings

Crumb on Crumb

June 18, 2010

Terry Zwigoff’s 1995 documentary Crumb, which is coming to the Criterion Collection on DVD and Blu-ray in August, is an almost unbelievably intimate portrait of the underground comics icon . . . Read more »