After the long wait, we have been blessed today with the details and cover artwork for the Criterion Collection's release of Punch-Drunk Love November 15th, 2016!
Chaos lurks in every corner of this giddily off-kilter foray into romantic comedy by Paul Thomas Anderson. Struggling to cope with his erratic temper, novelty toilet plunger salesman Barry Egan (Adam Sandler, demonstrating remarkable versatility in his first dramatic role) spends his days collecting frequent-flyer-mile coupons and dodging the insults of his seven sisters.
The promise of a new life emerges when Barry inadvertently attracts the affections of a mysterious woman named Lena (Emily Watson), but their budding relationship is threatened when he falls prey to the swindling operator of a phone sex line and her deranged boss (played with maniacal brio by Philip Seymour Hoffman).
Fueled by the careening momentum of a baroque-futurist score by Jon Brion, the Cannes-award-winning Punch-Drunk Love channels the spirit of classic Hollywood musicals and the whimsy of Jacques Tati into an idiosyncratic ode to the delirium of new romance
Here are the features that come with the disc:
DIRECTOR-APPROVED SPECIAL EDITION:• 4K digital transfer, supervised by director Paul Thomas Anderson, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray• Blossoms & Blood, a twelve-minute 2002 piece by Anderson featuring Adam Sandler and Emily Watson, along with music by Jon Brion• New interview with Brion• New piece featuring behind-the-scenes footage of a recording session for the film’s soundtrack• New conversation between curators Michael Connor and Lia Gangitano about the art of Jeremy Blake• Additional artwork by Blake• Cannes press conference from 2002• NBC News interview from 2000 with David Phillips, “the pudding guy”• Twelve Scopitones• Deleted scenes• Mattress Man commercial• Trailers
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