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Something Wild [Criterion Collection] [Blu-ray] [1986]

  • SKU: 2762389
  • Release Date: 05/10/2011
  • Rating: R
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    Overall Customer Rating:
    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (3 out of 3)

    Special Features

    • New, restored digital transfer, supervised by director of photography Tak Fujimoto and apprpved by director Jonathan Demme, with DTS-HD master audio soundtrack
    • New interviews with Demme and screenwriter E. Max Frye
    • Original theatrical trailer


    Something Wild
    A wildly inventive and entertaining comic nightmare from former Roger Corman prodigy Jonathan Demme (The Silence of the Lambs), this screwball odyssey is a ride to remember. Jeff Daniels plays clean-cut New York bond trader Charlie Driggs, who accepts a ride home from a strange but attractive lower-class woman named Lulu (Melanie Griffith). The sexy Louise Brooks lookalike doesn't take him home, but shanghais him for a bizarre roadtrip to Virginia that includes kinky bondage sex, destruction of property, and robbery. Things get stranger when Lulu tells Charlie that her real name is Audrey and takes him home to meet her mother, asking him to pose as her husband. The charade continues until her high-school reunion, where the roadtrip (and the entire film) takes a sharp U-turn into psycho-thriller territory. Audrey's dangerously psychotic ex-con husband, Ray Sinclair (Ray Liotta), shows up. What had been a liberating fling for Charlie turns into a bloody and vicious battle for survival. ~ Robert Firsching, Rovi

    Cast & Crew

    • Jeff Daniels
      Jeff Daniels - Charlie Driggs
    • Melanie Griffith
      Melanie Griffith - Audrey 'Lulu' Hankel
    • Ray Liotta
      Ray Liotta - Ray Sinclair
    • Margaret Colin
      Margaret Colin - Irene
    • Tracey Walter
      Tracey Walter - The Country Squire

    Customer rating

    Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 3 reviews

    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Kinky Comic Thriller Love Story

      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      From the Criterion collection comes Something Wild (1986). This movie is a wild ride back to the office from a kinky girl that turns into a capricious detour of a road trip that brings the couple face to face with their inner selves. Electric performances from Jeff Daniels, Ray Liotta and Melanie Griffin. Directed by Jonathan Demme and Cinematography by Tak Fujimoto. If you liked True Romance, you may also like this movie. Restored digital transfer Blu-ray widescreen release in 1.77:1 format Filled with vibrant colors and fun music!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Movie as good as it's soundtrack

      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      Awesome soundtrack for sure, but also a classic 80's movie with Ray Liotta's first big screen appearance. starts out as and impromptu bit of afternoon delight followed by a bit of deadly cat and mouse...

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      One of Demme's best

      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      You need to see this movie. Great soundtrack and potentially the most sinister Ray Liotta has ever been on screen. Buy buy buy!

      I would recommend this to a friend

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