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Ghost World

Terry Zwigoff

Ghost World (Criterion Blu-Ray)

30 May 2017


1 Disc

SRP: $39.95

Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • United States
  • 2001
  • 111 minutes
  • Color
  • 1.85:1
  • English
  • 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 is at once bleakly funny 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.


EnidThora Birch
RebeccaScarlett Johansson
SeymourSteve Buscemi
JoshBrad Renfro
RobertaIlleana Douglas
Enid’s dadBob Balaban
DanaStacey Travis
NormanCharles C. Stevenson Jr.
DougDave Sheridan
JoeTom McGowan
MelorraDebra Azar
Sidewinder bossBrian George
John EllisPat Healy
Graduation speakerRini Bell
ToddT. J. Thyne
Weird AlEzra Buzzington
Joey McCobbCharles Schneider
Pushy guy (Gerrold)David Cross
Special appearance as Feldman (wheelchair guy)Bruce Glover


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
Line producerBarbara A. Hall
Director of photographyAffonso Beato
Production designerEdward T. McAvoy
EditorsCarole Kravetz Aykanian and Michael R. Miller A.C.E.
Costume designerMary Zophres
Music byDavid Kitay
Casting byCassandra Kulukundis
Postproduction supervisorRobert Hoffman
Still photographerTracy Bennett

Disc Features


  • New, restored 4K digital transfer, supervised by cowriter-director Terry Zwigoff, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • Audio commentary featuring Zwigoff, Ghost World comic creator and film cowriter Daniel Clowes, and producer Lianne Halfon
  • New interviews with actors Thora Birch, Scarlett Johansson, and Illeana Douglas
  • Extended excerpt from Gumnaam (1965) featuring the Bollywood number that appears in Ghost World’s opening title sequence, with commentary
  • Deleted scenes
  • Trailer
  • PLUS: An essay by critic Howard Hampton, a 2001 piece by Zwigoff on the film’s soundtrack, and reprinted excerpts from Clowes’s comic Ghost World

    New cover by Daniel Clowes

Other Editions

Ghost World (Criterion DVD)

30 May 2017


1 Disc

SRP: $29.95

Criterion Store price:$23.96


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