- Actors: John Cameron Mitchell
- Directors: John Cameron Mitchell
- Format: Subtitled, Widescreen
- Language: English
- Subtitles: English
- Region: Region A/1 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
- Number of discs: 1
- Rated: RestrictedR
- Studio: Criterion Collection
- DVD Release Date: June 25, 2019
- Run Time: 91 minutes
- Average Customer Review: 9 customer reviews
- ASIN: B07PT387XZ
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #828 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
Hedwig and the Angry Inch The Criterion Collection
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THE ICONIC GENDER-EXPLODING ROCK SENSATION AND ENDURING CULT CLASSIC FROM JOHN CAMERON MITCHELL
On Blu-ray for the first time
With this trailblazing musical, writer-director-star John Cameron Mitchell and composer-lyricist Stephen Trask brought their signature creation from stage to screen for a movie as unclassifiable as its protagonist. Raised a boy in East Berlin, Hedwig (Mitchell) undergoes a traumatic personal transformation in order to emigrate to the U.S., where she reinvents herself as an “internationally ignored” but divinely talented rock diva, characterized by Mitchell as inhabiting a “beautiful gender of one.” The film tells Hedwig’s story through her music, an eclectic assortment of original punk anthems and power ballads by Trask, and moments of bracing emotional realism. Hedwig and the Angry Inch is a tribute to the transcendent power of rock and roll.
Special Edition Features
- New 4K digital restoration
- New conversation among members of the cast and crew
- New programs exploring Hedwig's creation, look, and legacy
- Deleted scenes with commentary by John Cameron Mitchell and cinematographer Frank G. DeMarco
- And more!
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and you still aren't close. Originally sourced in 1989 - 1991 some might consider this a LGBT film, but that vuncular came way later and this is more than that. Credit Stephen Trask as musical director/song writer and the multi-talented John Cameron Mitchell as script writer/director as the perfect team to chase a post communist punk rock band across America having only truck stops, senior citizen all-you-can-eat venues as a stage to present the single minded bullet that is Hedwig that is possibly both sexes, either, neither, or a possible homogeneous one. What separate him/her and the angry inch from others is the freshness to stay away from predicable Hollywood, NYC, French styled "The Birdcage" and "The Producers" trite fodder. In the mix a he plays a she, a she plays a he, and chromosomes X, Y, and Z get shuffled and
thrown out as L, M, N, O, P, hey man, I'm a father of three. High marks for originality, execution, and one-of-a-kind film that begets and doesn't back off. Everyone gets a fair chance to call it what they wish. I choose to call it one of the best blu - ray films of this or any recent year in memory and I am as straight as they come. Go figure. One terrific film.