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
New Interviews with Demme And Screenwriter E. Max Frye
Original Theatrical Trailer
Plus: A Booklet featuring an Essay by Film Critic David Thompson
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...
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!