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Mystery Train [Criterion Collection] [DVD] [1989]

  • SKU: 18543719
  • Release Date: 06/15/2010
  • Rating: R

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    Special Features

    • Q&a with jarmusch in which he responds to questions sent in by fans
    • Excerpts from the 2001 documentary screamin' jay hawkins: i put a spell on me
    • Original documentary on the film's locations and the rich social and musical history of Memphis
    • On-set photos by Masayoshi Sukita and behind-the-scenes photos
    • Plus: a booklet featuring essays by writers Dennis Lim and Peter Guralnick


    Mystery Train
    Written and directed by the ever-unpredictable Jim Jarmusch, Mystery Train is comprised of three short anecdotes involving foreign tourists in Tennessee. Each story is set in a fleabag Memphis hotel which has been redressed as a "tribute" to Elvis Presley. Story one involves two Japanese tourists whose devotion to '50s American rock music blinds them to everything around them. Story two finds eternal victim Luisa (Nicoletta Braschi) sharing a room with stone-broke Dee Dee (Elizabeth Bracco) and having her problems solved by a spectral vision of the King. And story three offers the further misadventures of Dee Dee, her no-good boyfriend, and her dysfunctional family. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

    Cast & Crew

    • Masatoshi Nagase
      Masatoshi Nagase - Jun
    • Youki Kudoh
      Youki Kudoh - Mitzuko
    • Nicoletta Braschi
      Nicoletta Braschi - Luisa
    • Screamin' Jay Hawkins
      Screamin' Jay Hawkins - Night Clerk
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      Cinqué Lee - Bellboy

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      A very enjoyable film for anyone interested in Elvis or deadpan humor. I love Jim Jarmusch, if you loved any of the following films check this out: Down By Law, Stranger Than Paradise, Dead Man, Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai, or Broken Flowers (not my favorite).

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