The Last Days of Disco The Last Days of Disco

The Last Days of Disco

Whit Stillman

 
The Last Days of Disco (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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  • United States
  • 1998
  • 113 minutes
  • Color
  • 1.78:1
  • English
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  • Spine #485

The Last Days of Disco, from director Whit Stillman, is a cleverly comic look at the early 1980s Manhattan party scene from the vantage point of the late nineties. At the center of the film’s roundelay of revelers are the icy Charlotte (Kate Beckinsale) and the demure Alice (Chloë Sevigny), by day toiling as publishing house assistants and by night looking for romance and entertainment at a Studio 54–like club. Brimming with Stillman’s trademark dry humor, The Last Days of Disco is an affectionate yet unsentimental look at the end of an era.

Disc Features

DIRECTOR-APPROVED SPECIAL EDITION

  • New, restored high-definition digital transfer, supervised by director Whit Stillman, with 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray edition
  • Audio commentary by Stillman and actors Chris Eigeman and Chloë Sevigny
  • Four deleted scenes, with commentary by Stillman, Eigeman, and Sevigny
  • Audio recording of Stillman reading a chapter from his book The Last Days of Disco, with Cocktails at Petrossian Afterwards
  • Behind-the-scenes featurette
  • Stills gallery, with captions by Stillman
  • Trailer
  • PLUS: A new essay by novelist David Schickler

    Cover illustration by Pierre Le Tan, based on his theatrical poster

Film Essays

The Last Days of Disco: Pop Paradise

By David SchicklerAugust 25, 2009

Whit Stillman took a risk when he set his third film during (and titled it after) the disco . . . Read more »

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News

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March 29, 2011

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Clippings

Disco 2.0

September 04, 2009

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Press Notes

Press Notes: The Last Days of Disco

August 27, 2009

Known for creating some of American independent cinema’s chattiest characters, writer-director . . . Read more »


Film Essays

The Last Days of Disco: Pop Paradise

By David SchicklerAugust 25, 2009

Whit Stillman took a risk when he set his third film during (and titled it after) the disco . . . Read more »