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My Own Private Idaho

Gus Van Sant

 
My Own Private Idaho (Criterion Blu-Ray)

Blu-Ray

1 Disc

SRP: $39.95

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  • United States
  • 1991
  • 104 minutes
  • Color
  • 1.85:1
  • English
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  • Spine #277

River Phoenix and Keanu Reeves star in this haunting tale from Gus Van Sant about two young street hustlers: Mike Waters, a sensitive narcoleptic who dreams of the mother who abandoned him, and Scott Favor, the wayward son of the mayor of Portland and the object of Mike’s desire. Navigating a volatile world of junkies, thieves, and johns, Mike takes Scott on a quest along the grungy streets and open highways of the Pacific Northwest, in search of an elusive place called home. Visually dazzling and thematically groundbreaking, My Own Private Idaho is a deeply moving look at unrequited love and life on society’s margins.

Cast

Credits

DirectorGus Van Sant
ProducerLaurie Parker
Executive producerGus Van Sant
Co-executive producerAllan Mindel
Directors of photographyEric Alan Edwards and John Campbell
EditorCurtiss Clayton
Production designDavid Brisbin
Costume designerBeatrix Aruna Pasztor
MusicBill Stafford
ScreenplayGus Van Sant
Additional dialogueWilliam Shakespeare

Disc Features

DIRECTOR-APPROVED EDITION:

  • New, restored 4K digital transfer, approved by director Gus Van Sant and director of photography Eric Alan Edwards, with 2.0 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • Alternate 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • Illustrated 2005 audio conversation between Van Sant and filmmaker Todd Haynes
  • The Making of “My Own Private Idaho,” a 2005 documentary featuring cast and crew
  • Kings of the Road, a 2005 interview with film scholar Paul Arthur on Van Sant’s adaptation of Shakespeare’s Henry IV and Orson Welles’s Chimes at Midnight
  • Conversation from 2005 between producer Laurie Parker and actor River Phoenix’s sister Rain
  • Audio conversation from 2005 between writer JT LeRoy and filmmaker Jonathan Caouette
  • Deleted scenes
  • Trailer
  • PLUS: A book featuring essays by film critic Amy Taubin and LeRoy; a 1991 article by Lance Loud; and reprinted interviews with Van Sant, Phoenix, and actor Keanu Reeves

    New cover by Marc English

Film Essays

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My Own Private Idaho: Private Places

By Amy Taubin October 07, 2015

Gus Van Sant ascended to new heights of cinematic lyricism with his anarchic yet heartfelt portrait of a narcoleptic looking for love. Read more »

Clippings

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Did You See This?

June 24, 2016

Over on Film Comment’s site, Margaret Barton-Fumo explores the sonic pleasures of the work of the beloved Japanese composer Ryuichi Sakamoto. “He has continuously crossed genres and pushed the . . . Read more »


Photo Galleries


Clippings

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The BFI’s List of the Best LGBT Films of All Time

March 18, 2016

For the past thirty years, the British Film Institute has been honoring the best in contemporary and classic LGBT cinema from around the world, with its annual BFI Flare: London LGBT Film . . . Read more »


Clippings

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Film Picks from Agnès Varda, Arnaud Desplechin, Olivier Assayas, and More

November 06, 2015

As part of the launch of the new French streaming video service La Cinetek—which was founded by the filmmakers Pascale Ferran (Bird People), Cédric Klapisch (Chinese Puzzle), and Laurent Cantet . . . Read more »


Film Essays

Privateidaho_thumbnail

My Own Private Idaho: Private Places

By Amy Taubin October 07, 2015

Gus Van Sant ascended to new heights of cinematic lyricism with his anarchic yet heartfelt portrait of a narcoleptic looking for love. Read more »


Photo Galleries

XOXO

February 14, 2014


Big Screen


Photo Galleries

The Oldest Profession

January 31, 2012


News

Gloomy Gus

October 21, 2009

It’s been only four years since the last film in his Death Trilogy, but Gus Van Sant is already journeying back to the land of the dead. Variety reports that the director will be teaming up with . . . Read more »

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