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Slacker (The Criterion Collection)

Special Edition, The Criterion Collection

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3.8 out of 5 stars 127 customer reviews


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Richard Linklater's Slacker presents a day in the life of a subculture of marginal, eccentric, and overeducated citizens in and around the University of Texas at Austin. Shooting the film on 16mm for a mere $23,000, writer/producer/director Linklater and his close-knit crew of friends eschewed a traditional plot, choosing instead to employ long takes and fluid transitions to create a tapestry of over a hundred characters, each as unique as the last, culminating in an episodic portrait of a distinct vernacular culture and a tribute to bohemian cerebration. Slacker is a prescient look at an emerging generation of aggressive nonparticipants, and one of the keynote films of the American independent film movement of the 1990s.


Special features

  • New digital transfer with restored image and sound
  • It's Impossible to Learn to Plow by Reading Books (1988), Linklater's first full-length feature, with commentary available on video for the first time
  • Rare casting tapes featuring select "auditions"
  • Footage of the Slacker 10th Anniversary Reunion in Austin, TX in 2001
  • Stills gallery featuring hundreds of rare behind-the-scenes production and publicity photos, and early script versions
  • Home movies, an early film treatment and a 10-minute trailer for a documentary about the landmark cafe used in the film
  • "Woodshock," an early short
  • Booklet featuring reviews, essays,and production notes

Product details

  • Actors: Brecht Andersch, Rudy Basquez, Bob Boyd, Jean Caffeine, Jerry Delony
  • Format: Closed-captioned, Color, Full Screen, Special Edition, NTSC
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo)
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Rated:
    R
    Restricted
  • Studio: Criterion Collection
  • DVD Release Date: September 14, 2004
  • Run Time: 100 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars 127 customer reviews
  • ASIN: B0002DB4ZK
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #64,342 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
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