The last days of disco

Criterion Collection (Firm)

DVD - 2016

Depicts the 'last days' at a disco palace, where drugs, sex and weirdness ran rampant. Icy Charlotte and demure Alice toil by day as publishing house assistants and by night the two look for romance and entertainment at a premier disco club. But, as the disco is closed, they wonder if disco can ever really be dead?

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[Irvington, NY] : The Criterion Collection 2016.
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Director-approved special DVD ; DVD editon ; widecreen
Item Description
Issued as part of A Whit Stillman trilogy.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1998.
Special features: Audio commentary with director Whit Stillm and actors Chloë Sevigny and Chris Eigeman; Four deleted scenes with commentary by Stillman, Eigeman, and Sevigny; "From the novel" audio only, Whit Stillman reads from his book 'The last days of disco' with 'Cocktails at Petrossian afterwards' and an epilogue, 'Life among the moon worshippers'; Behind the scenes featurette; Stills gallery with production notes by Stillman; Original theatrical trailer. Booklet: Essay 'Pop paradise' by novelist David Schickler.
Physical Description
1 videodisc (113 min.) : sound, colour ; 4 3/4 in
DVD; region 1, NTSC; widescreen (1.78:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround.
Production Credits
Choreography, John Carrafa ; composer, Mark Suozzo ; edited by Andrew Hafitz & Jay Pires ; cinematography, John Thomas.
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Review by Library Journal Review

At once a nostalgic nod toward, and a fun-poking look at, the early 1980s dying disco era, Whit Stillman's follow-up to Metropolitan offers more of the same smart social acuity and ironic humor. Kate Beckinsale and ChloI Sevigny are among the performers who portray yuppies in search of romance in a dance club unmistakably based on the legendary Studio 54. Full of pulsing period music ("Le freak, c'est chic..."), this fascinating time capsule should have viewers shaking their booties. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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