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, exploring the aesthetics of femininity while illuminating the interior lives of young women. An 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 men who were boys at the time and still 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 Paré
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
Kevin HeadJoe Roncetti
Jake Hill ConleyHayden Christensen
Peter SistenChris Hale
Dominic PalazzoloJoe Dinicol
Lydia PerlSuki Kaiser


DirectorSofia Coppola
Written bySofia Coppola
Based upon the novel by Jeffrey Eugenides
ProducersFrancis Ford Coppola, Julie Costanzo, Dan Halsted and Chris Hanley
Executive producersFred Fuchs and Willi Baer
CoproducersFred Roos and Gary Marcus
CinematographerEd Lachman
Production designJasna Stefanovic
EditorsMelissa Kent and James Lyons
Costume designNancy Steiner
CastingLinda Phillips-Palo, Robert McGee and John Buchan
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 photographersSofia Coppola, Corinne Day, Clayton Joye and Pierre Vinet

Disc Features


  • New 4K digital restoration, supervised by cinematographer Ed Lachman and approved by director Sofia Coppola, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack
  • 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
  • Music video for Air’s soundtrack song “Playground Love,” directed by Coppola and her brother Roman Coppola
  • Trailers
  • PLUS: An essay by novelist Megan Abbott

Other Editions

The Virgin Suicides (Criterion DVD)

24 Apr 2018


2 Discs

SRP: $29.95

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