'Down by Law' Blu-ray Dated and Detailed

Posted Wed Apr 18, 2012 at 10:00 AM PDT by

Jim Jarmusch's 1986 film is getting the Criterion Blu-ray treatment in July.

In an early announcement to retailers, the Criterion Collection is working on 'Down by Law' for Blu-ray release on July 17.

Described by Jarmusch as a “neo-Beat noir comedy,” 'Down by Law' is part nightmare and part fairy tale, featuring sterling performances and crisp black-and-white photography by esteemed cinematographer Robby Müller.

The Blu-ray will feature a new 1080p digital transfer, an uncompressed monaural soundtrack, and supplements include: Thoughts and reflections on the making of the film from director Jim Jarmusch in 2002; Interview with director of photography Robby Müller from 2002; Footage from the 1986 Cannes Film Festival, including a press conference featuring Jarmusch and actors John Lurie, Roberto Benigni, and Nicoletta Braschi, and an interview with Lurie, with commentary; Sixteen outtakes; Music video for Tom Waits's cover of Cole Porter's "It's All Right with Me," directed by Jarmusch; Q&A with Jarmusch in which he responds to fans' questions; Recordings of phone conversations between Jarmusch and Waits, Benigni, and Lurie; Production Polaroids and location stills; Isolated music track; Optional French dub track, featuring Benigni; Trailer; and an essay by critic Luc Sante.

Suggested list price for the Blu-ray is $39.95.

You can find the latest specs for 'Down by Law' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it's indexed under July 17.

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Down by Law (Blu-ray)
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