Jim Jarmusch Movies on DVD
Jim Jarmusch's involving seriocomedy stars Bill Murray as a shiftless, aging lothario who receives an anonymous letter informing him that he has a 19-year-old son. Reluctantly embarking on a cross-country trip to find out who sent the letter, Murray tracks down four former lovers (Sharon Stone, Frances Conroy, Jessica Lange, and Tilda Swinton), forcing him to come to terms with his past. Julie Delpy, Chloe Sevigny, Jeffrey Wright co-star. 106 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital 5.1; Subtitles: English (SDH), French, Spanish; featurettes; theatrical trailers.
Nineteenth-century Ohio accountant Johnny Depp lands a new job at a frontier town called Machine, but before long he kills a man, is pursued by bounty hunters, and is helped by an Indian who thinks he's the reincarnation of poet William Blake. It's a western as only iconoclastic director Jim Jarmusch could make, filled with offbeat humor and mythical symbolism. Co-stars Gary Farmer, Lance Henriksen, Crispin Glover, Iggy Pop, and Robert Mitchum. 121 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English.
Jim Jarmusch's twisted comedy about three losers who escape from a Louisiana jail into the "freedom" of the swamps stars John Lurie as a small-time pimp, Tom Waits as a spaced-out disc jockey who stole a car, and Roberto Benigni as an Italian tourist who "accidentally" killed a man. With Nicoletta Braschi, Ellen Barkin. 107 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital mono, French Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English, French; audio commentary by Jarmusch; featurette; interviews; isolated music track; music video; outtakes; photo gallery; theatrical trailer; more.
In Jim Jarmusch's fascinating meshing of gangster story and samurai film, Forest Whitaker is Ghost Dog, a hit man who rubs out opponents for mobsters he's indebted to because one of them saved his life. Living in a rooftop shack and communicating by pigeons, Whitaker abides by an ancient Samurai creed--even when his employers cross him. With John Tormey, Cliff Gorman. 116 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital 5.1; deleted scenes; "making of" featurette; music video; isolated music score; TV spots; biographies; theatrical trailer.
A fleabag Memphis hotel is the setting for three interconnected stories involving Japanese tourists, grieving Italian widows, drunken robbers and even the ghost of Elvis. Wonderfully wry comedy from Jim Jarmusch stars Joe Strummer, Rick Aviles, Nicoletta Braschi, Steve Buscemi, and Screamin' Jay Hawkins, and Cinque Lee as the hotel staff. 110 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English; featurette; "making of" documentary; photo gallery.
Maverick filmmaker Jim Jarmusch casts his camera on the relationships between five taxi drivers and their passengers in this omni-cab comedy that visits L.A., New York, Paris, Rome, and Helsinki on the same night. Playing the hacks are Winona Ryder, Roberto Benigni, Isaach De Bankole, Matti Pellonpaa, and Armin Mueller-Stahl; their riders include Gena Rowlands, Giancarlo Esposito, and Rosie Perez. 128 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English; audio commentary; interviews.
Offbeat and engaging look at the American dream through "foreign" eyes from Jim Jarmusch. The stagnant lives of two New York misfits are changed when the Hungarian cousin of one arrives while on her way to visit an aunt in Cleveland. Witty, starkly filmed "culture clash" comedy/drama stars John Lurie, Eszter Balint, Richard Edson. Also includes the Jarmusch's debut, "Permanent Vacation" (1980), which follows the minimalist misadventures of a young man in Manhattan over the course of a couple of days. 164 min. total. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono; interviews; photo gallery; theatrical trailers. Two-disc set.
A lone man (Isaach De Bankole) travels to Spain on an important mission--the details of which are deftly obfuscated in this enigmatic film from writer/director Jim Jarmusch. As the stranger makes contact with other eccentrics (Gael Garcia Bernal, John Hurt, Tilda Swinton, and others), the deployment of rituals, symbols, and other tantalizing inexplicables only deepens the mystery. With Bill Murray, Paz de la Huerta. 116 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital 5.1; Subtitles: English (SDH), French, Spanish; featurette; more.