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Paris, Texas [Criterion Collection] [Blu-ray] [1984]

Release Date:01/26/2010

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    Special Features

    • Audio commentary featuring Wenders
    • Video interview with Wenders by German journalist Roger Willemsen
    • Excerpts from a 1990 documentary on Wenders, featuring interviews with Wenders, cinematographer Robby Müller, composer Ry Cooper, actors Harry Dean Stanton, Dennis Hopper, Peter Falk, and Hanns Zischler, novelist Patricia Highsmith, and director Samuel Fuller
    • New video interviews with filmmakers Allison Anders and Claire Denis
    • "Wim Wenders hollywood April '84," a segment from the french television program cinema cinemas showing Wenders and Cooder at work on the score
    • Deleted scenes and super 8 home movies
    • Gallery of Wender's location-scouting photos
    • Behind-the-scenes photos by Robin Holland
    • Theatrical trailer
    • Plus-a booklet featuring an essay by film critic Nick Roddick, interviews with Stanton, writer Sam Shepard, and actors Nastassja Kinski and Dean Stockwell, and excerpts from Wender's book of photos written in the west


    Paris, Texas
    Travis (Harry Dean Stanton) is wandering through the Texas desert, a bit shaky and in desperate need of water, when he stumbles into a bar and collapses. A German doctor of dubious credentials finds a phone number in Travis' wallet, which belongs to his brother, Walt (Dean Stockwell). Walt is shocked to hear about his brother's condition, since no one in the family has seen or heard from Travis in four years; Walt flies to Texas to bring him home, only to find Travis wandering by the side of the road, and they begin the long drive back to Los Angeles, where Walt lives with his wife, Anne (Aurore Clement), and Hunter (Hunter Carson), Travis' seven-year-old son. At first, Travis refuses to speak and is oddly distant, but in time he begins to talk again, and when he arrives in California, he begins the painful process of reacquainting himself with his son and trying to reconcile with his wife, Jane (Nastassia Kinski). ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

    Cast & Crew

    • Harry Dean Stanton
      Harry Dean Stanton - Travis
    • Nastassja Kinski
      Nastassja Kinski - Jane
    • Dean Stockwell
      Dean Stockwell - Walt
    • Aurore Clément
      Aurore Clément - Anne
    • Hunter Carson
      Hunter Carson - Hunter

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