'Repo Man' Bound for Blu-ray

Posted Fri Jan 18, 2013 at 06:00 AM PST by

Alex Cox's 1984 cult classic is getting the Blu-ray treatment in April.

In an early announcement to retailers, Criterion is working on 'Repo Man' for Blu-ray on April 16.

A quintessential cult film of the 1980s, Alex Cox’s singular sci-fi comedy stars the always captivating Harry Dean Stanton as a weathered repo man in desolate downtown Los Angeles, and Emilio Estevez as the nihilistic middle-class punk he takes under his wing.

The Blu-ray will feature 1080p video, an uncompressed mono soundtrack, and supplements will include: Audio commentary featuring Cox, executive producer Michael Nesmith, casting director Victoria Thomas, and actors Sy Richardson, Zander Schloss, and Del Zamora; Interviews with Cox, Richardson, and Zamora; producers Peter McCarthy and Jonathan Wacks; actors Olivia Barash, Dick Rude, Miguel Sandoval, and Harry Dean Stanton; musicians Keith Morris and Iggy Pop; and Sam Cohen, the inventor of the neutron bomb; Deleted scenes; The complete "cleaned-up" television version of the film, prepared by Cox; Trailers; and a booklet featuring an essay by critic Sam McPheeters; an illustrated production history by Cox, with his original comic and film proposal; and a 1987 interview with real-life repo man Mark Lewis.

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

You can find the latest specs for 'Repo Man' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it is indexed under April 16.

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Repo Man (Blu-ray)
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