A Whit Stillman Trilogy: Metropolitan, Barcelona, The Last Days of Disco

A Whit Stillman Trilogy: Metropolitan, Barcelona, The Last Days of Disco

 
A Whit Stillman Trilogy: Metropolitan, Barcelona, The Last Days of Disco (Criterion Blu-Ray)

Blu-Ray Collector's Set

3 Discs

SRP: $79.95

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Collector's Set Info

Over the course of the 1990s, writer-director Whit Stillman made a trilogy of films about the acid tongues and broken hearts of some haplessly erudite young Americans in New York and abroad. Set in the eighties, these films trace the arc of that decade, led by Stillman’s Oscar-nominated debut, Metropolitan, which introduced moviegoers to a strange, endangered species of privileged New Yorker, the “urban haute bourgeoisie.” Chronologically, the tale continues with The Last Days of Disco, in which, with an earnest wink, Stillman mourns the close of New York’s nightclub era via the story of two young party-going women juggling day jobs in book publishing. Finally, Barcelona plunks down a pair of love-starved upper-class men in a foreign city rife with anti-American sentiment. At once effervescent and melancholy, these are comedies about the ends of cultural moments, social change as seen through the eyes of reluctant, unflaggingly sardonic romantics.

Collector’s Set Includes

Metropolitan box cover

Metropolitan

Whit Stillman 1990

One of the great American independent films of the 1990s, the surprise hit Metropolitan, by writer-director Whit Stillman, is a sparkling comedic chronicle of a young man’s romantic misadventures while trying to fit in to New York City’s debutante society.


The Last Days of Disco box cover

The Last Days of Disco

Whit Stillman 1998

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.


Barcelona box cover

Barcelona

Whit Stillman 1994

Set during the eighties, Barcelona explores topics both heady and hilarious while remaining a constantly witty delight, featuring a sharp young cast that includes Taylor Nichols, Chris Eigeman, and Mira Sorvino.

Disc Features

DIRECTOR-APPROVED SPECIAL EDITION COLLECTOR’S SET:

  • Restored high-definition digital transfer of Metropolitan, supervised by director Whit Stillman and cinematographer John Thomas, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray; restored high-definition digital transfer of The Last Days of Disco, supervised by Stillman, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray; new, restored 2K digital transfer of Barcelona, supervised by Stillman and Thomas, with 2.0 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the
    Blu-ray
  • Audio commentaries on all three films, featuring Stillman and cast and crew members
  • Outtakes, alternate scenes, and deleted scenes, with commentary
  • New video essay about the trilogy by film critic Farran Smith Nehme
  • Featurettes about the making of The Last Days of Disco and Barcelona
  • Appearances by Stillman on The Dick Cavett Show in 1991 and on the Today show and Charlie Rose in 1994
  • Audio recording of Stillman reading a chapter from his book The Last Days of Disco, with Cocktails at Petrossian Afterwards
  • Stills gallery for The Last Days of Disco, with captions by Stillman
  • Trailers for all three films
  • PLUS: Essays by author Luc Sante, novelist David Schickler, and film scholar Haden Guest

Other Editions

A Whit Stillman Trilogy: Metropolitan, Barcelona, The Last Days of Disco (Criterion DVD)

DVD Collector's Set

3 Discs

SRP: $79.95

Criterion Store price:$63.96

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