Paris, Texas
The Criterion Collection
Production year: 1984
Director: Wim Wenders
Rating: Rating
UPC [Locale]: 715515-052214
Running time: 2:25 (145 Min.)
Casetype: Keep Case
Format: NTSC, Anamorphic Widescreen 1.78:1
DVD-Format: Single-Sided, Double-Layered
Released: January 26, 2010
Collection type: Owned (#6203)
Status: Available
Purchase date: January 26, 2010
Purchase price: Hidden
Review (movie): 0 / 10
Review (video): 0 / 10
Overview
New German Cinema pioneer Wim Wenders (Wings Of Desire) brings his keen eye for landscape to the American Southwest in Paris, Texas, a profoundly moving character study written by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Sam Shepard. Paris, Texas follows the mysterious, nearly mute drifter Travis (a magnificent Harry Dean Stanton, whose face is a landscape of its own) as he tries to reconnect with his young son, living with his brother (Dean Stockwell) in Los Angeles, and his missing wife (Nastassja Kinski). From this simple setup, Wenders and Shepard produce a powerful statement on codes of masculinity and the myth of the American family, as well as an exquisite visual exploration of a vast, crumbling world of canyons and neon.
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Paris, Texas (The Criterion Collection)
Paris, Texas (The Criterion Collection)
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Genres
Drama
Studios
Production Studios:
 • Road Movies Filmproduktion
 • Argos Films
Media Companies:
 • The Criterion Collection
 • Janus Films
Audio format
English  Dolby Digital 5.1
Commentary  Dolby Digital 2-Channel Stereo
Subtitles
English
Discs
# Description A B DS DL A DL B
1Main Feature
2Bonus Materials
Features
 • Scene Access
 • Feature Trailers
 • Featurettes
 • Commentary
 • Deleted Scenes
 • Interviews
 • Gallery
 • Booklet
Crew
Direction
Wim Wenders....Director
Writing
L. M. Kit Carson....Screenwriter
Sam Shepard....Writer
Production
Don Guest....Producer
Chris Sievernich....Executive Producer
Cinematography
Robby Müller....Director of Photography
Film Editing
Peter Przygodda....Film Editor
Music
Ry Cooder....Composer
Sound
Dominique Auvray....Sound Editor
Jean Paul Mugel....Production Sound Mixer
Hartmut Eichgrün....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Art
Kate Altman....Art Director
Birgitta Bjerke....Costume Designer
Charles Balazs....Make-up Artist
Cast
Harry Dean Stanton....Travis
Sam Berry....Gas Station Attendant
Bernhard Wicki....Doctor Ulmer
Dean Stockwell....Walt
Aurore Clement....Anne
Claresie Mobley....Car Rental Clerk
Hunter Carson....Hunter
Viva Auder....Woman on TV
Socorro Valdez....Carmelita
Edward Fayton....Hunter's Friend
Justin Hogg....Hunter (Age 3)
Nastassja Kinski....Jane
Tom Farrell....Screaming Man
John Lurie...."Slater"
Jeni Vici...."Stretch"
Sally Norvell...."Nurse Bibs"
Sharon Menzel....Comedienne
The Mydolls....Rehearsing Band