Richard Linklater

Dazed and Confused

Dazed and Confused

America, 1976. The last day of school. Bongs blaze, bell-bottoms ring, and rock and roll rocks. Among the best teen films ever made, Dazed and Confused eavesdrops on a group of seniors-to-be and incoming freshmen. A launching pad for a number of future stars, the first studio effort by Richard Linklater also features endlessly quotable dialogue and a blasting, stadium-ready soundtrack. Sidestepping nostalgia, Dazed and Confused is less about “the best years of our lives” than the boredom, angst, and excitement of teenagers waiting . . . for something to happen.

Dazed and Confused

Film Info

  • United States
  • 1993
  • 102 minutes
  • Color
  • 1.85:1
  • English
  • Spine #336

DIRECTOR-APPROVED 4K UHD + BLU-RAY SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES

  • New 4K digital restoration of the director’s cut, supervised and approved by director Richard Linklater and cinematographer Lee Daniel, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack
  • One 4K UHD disc of the film presented in Dolby Vision HDR and one Blu-ray of the film with special features
  • Audio commentary featuring Linklater
  • Making “Dazed,” a documentary by Kahane Cooperman
  • Rare on-set interviews and behind-the-scenes footage
  • Footage from the ten-year-anniversary celebration
  • Audition footage and deleted scenes
  • Trailer
  • English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • PLUS: Essays by critics Kent Jones, Jim DeRogatis, and Chuck Klosterman; reprinted recollections of the filming from cast and crew; and character profiles from the Dazed and Confused companion book; as well as the original film poster by Frank Kozik

    Cover by Marc English

Purchase Options

Coming soon, available Feb 21, 2023

DIRECTOR-APPROVED 4K UHD + BLU-RAY SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES

  • New 4K digital restoration of the director’s cut, supervised and approved by director Richard Linklater and cinematographer Lee Daniel, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack
  • One 4K UHD disc of the film presented in Dolby Vision HDR and one Blu-ray of the film with special features
  • Audio commentary featuring Linklater
  • Making “Dazed,” a documentary by Kahane Cooperman
  • Rare on-set interviews and behind-the-scenes footage
  • Footage from the ten-year-anniversary celebration
  • Audition footage and deleted scenes
  • Trailer
  • English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • PLUS: Essays by critics Kent Jones, Jim DeRogatis, and Chuck Klosterman; reprinted recollections of the filming from cast and crew; and character profiles from the Dazed and Confused companion book; as well as the original film poster by Frank Kozik

    Cover by Marc English
Dazed and Confused
Cast
Jason London
Pink
Joey Lauren Adams
Simone
Milla Jovovich
Michelle
Shawn Andrews
Pickford
Rory Cochrane
Slater
Adam Goldberg
Mike
Anthony Rapp
Tony
Sasha Jenson
Don
Marissa Ribisi
Cynthia
Deena Martin
Shavonne
Michelle Burke
Jodi
Cole Hauser
Benny
Christine Harnos
Kaye
Wiley Wiggins
Mitch
Mark Vandermeulen
Tommy
Esteban Powell
Carl
Jeremy Fox
Hirshfelder
Ben Affleck
O’Bannion
Jason O. Smith
Melvin
Christin Hinojosa
Sabrina
Parker Posey
Darla
Matthew McConaughey
Wooderson
Catherine Morris
Julie
Nicky Katt
Clint
Credits
Director
Richard Linklater
Written by
Richard Linklater
Produced by
James Jacks
Produced by
Sean Daniel
Produced by
Richard Linklater
Coproducer
Anne Walker-McBay
Director of photography
Lee Daniel
Production design
John Frick
Editor
Sandra Adair
Costume designer
Katherine (K.D.) Dover
Casting by
Don Phillips

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Dazed and Confused: Dream On
Dazed and Confused: Dream On

The film is made up of a succession of small visions, observed and executed with apparent ease but thought through with such exquisite care and attention that the experience becomes overwhelming.

By Kent Jones

Dazed and Confused: The ’70s Obviously Sucked—NOT! (Or at Least Not the Music, Anyway)
Dazed and Confused: The ’70s Obviously Sucked—NOT! (Or at Least Not the Music, Anyway)

The central theme of the film is that the life force inherent in this music is always with us, but you are an idiot if you want to turn on the wayback machine and relive these days.

By Jim DeRogatis

Dazed and Confused: Not So Long Ago, But Very Far Away
Dazed and Confused: Not So Long Ago, But Very Far Away

It’s not a movie about how things were; it’s a movie about how things are remembered.

By Chuck Klosterman

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