Ghost World Film Still

Ghost World

Terry Zwigoff

 
Ghost World (Criterion Blu-Ray)

30 May 2017

Blu-Ray

1 Disc

SRP: $39.95

Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • United States
  • 2001
  • 111 minutes
  • Color
  • 1.85:1
  • English
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  • Spine #872

Terry Zwigoff’s first fiction film, adapted from a cult-classic comic by Daniel Clowes, is an idiosyncratic portrait of adolescent alienation that’s at once bleakly comic and wholly endearing. Set during the malaise-filled months following high-school graduation, Ghost World follows the proud misfit Enid (Thora Birch), who confronts an uncertain future amid the cultural wasteland of consumerist America. As her cynicism becomes too much to bear even for her best friend, Rebecca (Scarlett Johansson), Enid finds herself drawn to an unlikely kindred spirit: a sad-sack record collector many years her senior (Steve Buscemi). With its parade of oddball characters, quotable, Oscar-nominated script, and eclectic soundtrack of vintage obscurities, Ghost World is one of the twenty-first century’s most fiercely beloved comedies.

Credits

DirectorTerry Zwigoff
Written byDaniel Clowes and Terry Zwigoff
Based upon the comic book byDaniel Clowes
Produced byLianne Halfon, John Malkovich and Russell Smith
Executive producersPippa Cross and Janette Day

Disc Features

DIRECTOR-APPROVED SPECIAL EDITION

  • New, restored 4K digital transfer, supervised by writer-director Terry Zwigoff, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • Audio commentary featuring Zwigoff, comic-book creator and cowriter Daniel Clowes, and producer Lianne Halfon
  • New interviews with and actors Thora Birch and Illeana Douglas
  • Extended excerpt from Gumnaam (1965) featuring the Bollywood musical number that appears in Ghost World’s opening title sequence
  • Deleted scenes
  • Trailer
  • More!
  • PLUS: An essay by critic Howard Hampton

    New cover by Daniel Clowes

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Ghost World (Criterion DVD)

30 May 2017

DVD

1 Disc

SRP: $29.95

Criterion Store price:$23.96

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