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Punch-Drunk Love

Paul Thomas Anderson

 
Punch-Drunk Love (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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  • United States
  • 2002
  • 95 minutes
  • Color
  • 2.39:1
  • English
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  • Spine #843

Chaos lurks in every corner of this giddily off-kilter foray into romantic comedy by Paul Thomas Anderson. Struggling to cope with his erratic temper, novelty-toilet-plunger salesman Barry Egan (Adam Sandler, demonstrating remarkable versatility in his first dramatic role) spends his days collecting frequent-flyer-mile coupons and dodging the insults of his seven sisters. The promise of a new life emerges when Barry inadvertently attracts the affection of a mysterious woman named Lena (Emily Watson), but their budding relationship is threatened when he falls prey to the swindling operator of a phone sex line and her deranged boss (played with maniacal brio by Philip Seymour Hoffman). Fueled by the careening momentum of a baroque-futurist score by Jon Brion, the Cannes-award-winning Punch-Drunk Love channels the spirit of classic Hollywood and the whimsy of Jacques Tati into an idiosyncratic ode to the delirium of new romance.

Credits

DirectorPaul Thomas Anderson
Written byPaul Thomas Anderson
Produced byJoanne Sellar, Daniel Lupi and Paul Thomas Anderson
Director of photographyRobert Elswit
Production designerWilliam Arnold
Music byJon Brion
EditorLeslie Jones
Costume designerMark Bridges
ArtworkJeremy Blake
CastingCassandra Kulukundis

Disc Features

DIRECTOR-APPROVED SPECIAL EDITION:

  • Restored high-definition digital transfer, supervised by director Paul Thomas Anderson, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • Blossoms & Blood, a short 2002 piece by Anderson featuring Adam Sandler and Emily Watson, along with music by Jon Brion
  • New interview with Brion
  • New piece featuring behind-the-scenes footage of a recording session for the film’s soundtrack
  • New conversation between curators Michael Connor and Lia Gangitano about the art of Jeremy Blake, used in the film
  • Additional artwork by Blake
  • Cannes Film Festival press conference from 2002
  • NBC News interview from 2000 with David Phillips, the “pudding guy”
  • Twelve Scopitones
  • Deleted scenes
  • Mattress Man commercial
  • Trailers
  • PLUS: An essay by filmmaker, author, and artist Miranda July

    New cover by Dustin Stanton

Film Essays

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Punch-Drunk Love: A Delegate Speaks

By Miranda July November 16, 2016

The joy of new love collides with the anxieties of everyday life in Paul Thomas Anderson’s off-kilter foray into romantic comedy. Read more »

Announcements

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November 22, 2016

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Film Essays

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Punch-Drunk Love: A Delegate Speaks

By Miranda July November 16, 2016

The joy of new love collides with the anxieties of everyday life in Paul Thomas Anderson’s off-kilter foray into romantic comedy. Read more »


Video

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Jon Brion on Creating the Rhythms of Punch-Drunk Love

November 14, 2016

Few films have combined the effervescence of classic Hollywood with the anxious rhythms of modern life as boldly as Punch-Drunk Love, Paul Thomas Anderson’s manic portrait of a . . . Read more »

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