John Cameron Mitchell

Hedwig and the Angry Inch

Hedwig and the Angry Inch

With this trailblazing musical, writer-director-star John Cameron Mitchell and composer-lyricist Stephen Trask brought their signature creation from stage to screen for a movie as unclassifiable as its protagonist. Raised a boy in East Berlin, Hedwig (Mitchell) undergoes a traumatic personal transformation in order to emigrate to the U.S., where she reinvents herself as an “internationally ignored” but divinely talented rock diva, characterized by Mitchell as a “beautiful gender of one.” The film tells Hedwig’s life story through her music, an eclectic collection of original punk anthems and power ballads by Trask, matching them with a freewheeling cinematic mosaic of music-video fantasies, animated interludes, and moments of bracing emotional realism. A hard-charging song cycle and a tender character study, Hedwig and the Angry Inch is a tribute to the transcendent power of rock and roll.

Film Info

Director-Approved Special Edition Features

  • New 4K digital restoration, supervised by director John Cameron Mitchell and cinematographer Frank DeMarco, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • Audio commentary from 2001 featuring Mitchell and DeMarco
  • New conversation between members of the cast and crew, including Mitchell, DeMarco, composer and lyricist Stephen Trask, hairstylist and makeup artist Michael Potter, animator Emily Hubley, actor Miriam Shor, and visual consultant Miguel Villalobos
  • Whether You Like It or Not: The Story of Hedwig (2003), an eighty-five-minute documentary tracing the development of the project from its beginnings in a New York club to its theatrical premiere at the Sundance Film Festival
  • New conversation between Trask and rock critic David Fricke about the film’s soundtrack
  • From the Archives, a new program exploring Hedwig’s production and legacy through its memorabilia
  • Deleted scenes with commentary by Mitchell and DeMarco
  • Trailer
  • More!
  • PLUS: An essay by Stephanie Zacharek, along with, for the Blu-ray edition, production photos by Potter and costume designer Arianne Phillips, illustrations by Hubley, and excerpts from two of the films inspirations, Plato’s Symposium and The Gospel of Thomas

Cover by Eric Skillman, based on a photo by Miguel Villalobos

Purchase Options

Coming soon, available Jun 25, 2019

Special Features

  • New 4K digital restoration, supervised by director John Cameron Mitchell and cinematographer Frank DeMarco, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • Audio commentary from 2001 featuring Mitchell and DeMarco
  • New conversation between members of the cast and crew, including Mitchell, DeMarco, composer and lyricist Stephen Trask, hairstylist and makeup artist Michael Potter, animator Emily Hubley, actor Miriam Shor, and visual consultant Miguel Villalobos
  • Whether You Like It or Not: The Story of Hedwig (2003), an eighty-five-minute documentary tracing the development of the project from its beginnings in a New York club to its theatrical premiere at the Sundance Film Festival
  • New conversation between Trask and rock critic David Fricke about the film’s soundtrack
  • From the Archives, a new program exploring Hedwig’s production and legacy through its memorabilia
  • Deleted scenes with commentary by Mitchell and DeMarco
  • Trailer
  • More!
  • PLUS: An essay by Stephanie Zacharek, along with, for the Blu-ray edition, production photos by Potter and costume designer Arianne Phillips, illustrations by Hubley, and excerpts from two of the films inspirations, Plato’s Symposium and The Gospel of Thomas

Cover by Eric Skillman, based on a photo by Miguel Villalobos

Hedwig and the Angry Inch
Cast
John Cameron Mitchell
Hedwig
Andrea Martin
Phyllis Stein
Michael Pitt
Tommy Gnosis
Stephen Trask
Skszp
Theodore Liscinski
Jacek
Michael Aronov
Schlatko
Miriam Shor
Yitzhak
Ben Mayer-Goodman
Hansel (6 years old)
Alberta Watson
Hansel's mom
Gene Pyrz
Hansel's dad
Karen Hines
Tommy’s publicist
Max Toulch
Goth Menses boy
Maurice Dean Wint
Sgt. Luther Robinson
Ermes Blarasin
Fat man
Sook Yin Lee
Kwahng-Yi
Maggie Moore
Trailer-park neighbor
Renate Options
Hooker
Credits
Director
John Cameron Mitchell
Written for the screen by
John Cameron Mitchell
Adapted from a work for stage by
John Cameron Mitchell
Music and lyrics by
Stephen Trask
Producer
Christine Vachon
Producer
Pamela Koffler
Producer
Katie Roumel
Executive producer
Michael DeLuca
Executive producer
Amy Henkels
Executive producer
Mark Tusk
Original score by
Stephen Trask
Director of photography
Frank DeMarco
Editor
Andrew Marcus
Production designer
Thérèse DePrez
Costume designer
Arianne Phillips
Hedwig’s hair and makeup by
Mike Potter
Animation sequences and artwork by
Emily Hubley
Executive music producer
Alex Steyermark
Line producer
Colin Brunton
Casting by
Susan Shopmaker
Cast
Rob Campbell