• Robert Downey Sr. and Paul Thomas Anderson have been close friends for years. (You can see Downey in a memorable cameo as a record producer in Anderson’s 1997 film Boogie Nights.) Last month, the two directors came to the Criterion Collection offices to have a casual conversation about the making of the films in the Eclipse set Up All Night with Robert Downey Sr. In this first of four episodes, they discuss Downey’s debut, the political satire Babo 73. We’ll post the remaining parts of their conversation once a week, so keep checking back.

    Watch parts two, three, and four.


  • By Davey32
    May 17, 2012
    06:00 PM

    Thanks, Criterion. This was very enlightening, and I can't wait for the new Eclipse box set.
  • By Davy
    May 20, 2012
    05:54 PM

    The Master Criterion Blu-ray!!!!! Everyone knows it was being discussed!
  • By Daniel W.
    December 15, 2012
    10:50 PM

    sorry for the above comment box, I accidently clicked the post button first. So how come Criterion would put effort on Heaven's Gate and not Hard Eight or There Will Be Blood? I think P.T. Anderson is more deserving than Cimino.
  • By sailoroftheseas
    August 23, 2014
    05:00 AM

    this is the coolest, id love some pta criterion copies