Crumb

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.

Film Info

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

Director-Approved Special Edition Features

  • New, restored high-definition digital transfer, approved by director Terry Zwigoff, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • 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

Purchase Options

Special Features

  • New, restored high-definition digital transfer, approved by director Terry Zwigoff, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • 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

Crumb
Cast
Robert Crumb
Aline Crumb
Charles Crumb
Maxon Crumb
Beatrice Crumb
Jesse Crumb
Sophie Crumb
Dana Crumb
Robert Hughes
Don Donahue
Dian Hanson
Credits
Director
Terry Zwigoff
Producer
Lynn O'Donnell
Producer
Terry Zwigoff
Executive producers
Albert Berger
Executive producers
Lianne Halfon
Executive producer
Lawrence Wilkinson
Coproducer
Neal Halfon
Music
David Boeddinghaus
Sound
Scott Breindel
Rerecording mixer
Walter Murch
Editing
Victor Livingston
Cinematography
Maryse Alberti

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