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Fishing with John

John Lurie

 
Fishing with John (Criterion DVD)

DVD

1 Disc

SRP: $29.95

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  • United States
  • 1992
  • 147 minutes
  • Color
  • 1.33:1
  • English
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  • Spine #42

John Lurie knows absolutely nothing about fishing, but that doesn’t stop him from undertaking the adventure of a lifetime in Fishing with John. Traveling with his special guests to the most exotic and dangerous places on earth, John Lurie battles sharks with Jim Jarmusch off the tip of Long Island, goes ice fishing with Willem Dafoe at Maine’s northernmost point, braves the Costa Rican jungle with Matt Dillon, takes Tom Waits to Jamaica, and searches for the elusive giant squid with Dennis Hopper in Thailand.

Disc Features

  • All six complete episodes
  • Commentary by writer/director/musician John Lurie
  • “Big Heart” music video by John Lurie and the Lounge Lizards
  • Optimal image quality: RSDL dual-layer edition

    New cover by Elliot Earls

Film Essays

Fishing with John

By Michael AzzerradApril 26, 1999

At some point in their lives, probably every sleepless person has switched on the TV in the . . . Read more »

Interviews

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Talking with John

By Susan ArosteguyJuly 18, 2012

John Lurie reminisces about making Down by Law and Fishing with John. Read more »


News

Dear John

July 15, 2010

The latest artwork by Criterion friend John Lurie—saxophonist in the erstwhile “fake jazz” . . . Read more »


Clippings

The Devil and Tom Waits

October 16, 2009

Whatever Tom Waits is up to—be it music or acting (Down by Law, Short Cuts)—is bound to be . . . Read more »


Film Essays

Fishing with John

By Michael AzzerradApril 26, 1999

At some point in their lives, probably every sleepless person has switched on the TV in the . . . Read more »