The Virgin Suicides Film Still

The Virgin Suicides

Sofia Coppola

The Virgin Suicides (Criterion Blu-Ray)

24 Apr 2018


1 Disc

SRP: $39.95

Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • United States
  • 1999
  • 97 minutes
  • Color
  • 1.66:1
  • English
  • Spine #920

With this debut feature, Sofia Coppola announced her singular vision, which explores the aesthetics of femininity while illuminating the interior lives of young women. A faithful adaptation of Jeffrey Eugenides’s popular first novel, The Virgin Suicides conjures the ineffable melancholy of teenage longing and ennui in its story of the suicides of the five Lisbon sisters, stifled by the rules of their overprotective religious parents—as told through the collective memory of a group of boys who yearn to understand what happened. Evoking its 1970s suburban setting through ethereal cinematography by Ed Lachman and an atmospheric score by Air, the film secured a place for its director in the landscape of American independent cinema and has become a coming-of-age touchstone.


Mr. LisbonJames Woods
Mrs. LisbonKathleen Turner
Lux LisbonKirsten Dunst
Trip FontaineJosh Hartnett
Adult Trip FontaineMichael Pare
Father MoodyScott Glenn
Dr. HornikerDanny DeVito
NarratorGiovanni Ribisi
Mary LisbonA. J. Cook
Cecilia LisbonHanna Hall
Therese LisbonLeslie Hayman
Bonnie LisbonChelse Swain
Chase BuellAnthony DeSimone
David BarkerLee Kagan
Paul BaldinoRobert Schwartzman
Parkie DentonNoah Shebib
Tim WeinerJonathan Tucker


DirectorSofia Coppola
Written bySofia Coppola
Based upon the novel by Jeffrey Eugenides
ProducersFrancis Ford Coppola, Julie Costanzo, Chris Hanley and Dan Halsted
Executive producersFred Fuchs and Willi Baer
CoproducersFred Roos and Gary Marcus
CinematographerEd Lachman
Production designJasna Stefanovic
EditorsJames Lyons and Melissa Kent
Costume designNancy Steiner
CastingJohn Buchan, Linda Phillips-Palo and Robert McGee
Sound designRichard Beggs
Original scoreAir
Second unit directorRoman Coppola
Acting/dialogue coachChris Neil
Music supervisorBrian Reitzell
Sound recordistsEthan Derner, Henry Embry and Pete Horner
Art directionJon Goulding
Set decorationMegan Less
MakeupKathleen Graham
HairGail “Freddie” Godden
Still photographersCorinne Day, Clayton Joye and Pierre Vinet

Disc Features


  • New, restored 4K digital transfer, supervised by cinematographer Ed Lachman and approved by director Sofia Coppola, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • New interviews with Coppola, Lachman, actors Kirsten Dunst and Josh Hartnett, author Jeffrey Eugenides, and writer Tavi Gevinson
  • Making of “The Virgin Suicides,” a 1998 documentary directed by Eleanor Coppola and featuring Sofia Coppola; Eleanor and Francis Ford Coppola; actors Dunst, Hartnett, Scott Glenn, Kathleen Turner, and James Woods; Eugenides; and more
  • Lick the Star, a 1998 short film by Coppola
  • Official music video for Air’s soundtrack song “Playground Love,” directed and shot by Coppola and her brother Roman Coppola
  • Trailer
  • PLUS: An essay by novelist Megan Abbott

Other Editions

The Virgin Suicides (Criterion DVD)

24 Apr 2018


2 Discs

SRP: $29.95

Criterion Store price:$23.96


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