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Hedwig and the Angry Inch (Blu-ray) Hedwig and the Angry Inch (Blu-ray)

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THE CRITERION COLLECTION

THE CRITERION COLLECTION

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With this trailblazing musical, writer–director–star John Cameron Mitchell and composerlyricist Stephen Trask brought their signature creation from stage to screen for a movie asunclassifiable as its protagonist.

Raised a boy in East Berlin, Hedwig (Mitchell) undergoes a traumatic personal transformation in order to emigrate to the U.S., where she reinvents herself as an“internationally ignored” but divinely talented rock diva, characterized by Mitchell as a “beautiful gender of one.”

The film tells Hedwig’s life through her music, an eclectic assortment of original punk anthems and power ballads by Trask, matching them with a freewheeling cinematic mosaic of music-video fantasies, animated interludes, and moments of bracing emotional realism. A hard-charging song cycle and a tender character study, Hedwig and the Angry Inch is a tribute to the transcendent power of rock and roll.

With this trailblazing musical, writer–director–star John Cameron Mitchell and composerlyricist Stephen Trask brought their signature creation from stage to screen for a movie asunclassifiable as its protagonist.

Raised a boy in East Berlin, Hedwig (Mitchell) undergoes a traumatic personal transformation in order to emigrate to the U.S., where she reinvents herself as an“internationally ignored” but divinely talented rock diva, characterized by Mitchell as a “beautiful gender of one.”

The film tells Hedwig’s life through her music, an eclectic assortment of original punk anthems and power ballads by Trask, matching them with a freewheeling cinematic mosaic of music-video fantasies, animated interludes, and moments of bracing emotional realism. A hard-charging song cycle and a tender character study, Hedwig and the Angry Inch is a tribute to the transcendent power of rock and roll.

Extras

  • New 4K digital restoration, supervised by director John Cameron Mitchell and cinematographer Frank G. DeMarco, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack
  • Audio commentary from 2001 featuring Mitchell and DeMarco
  • New conversation with members of the cast and crew
  • New conversation between composer and lyricist Stephen Trask and rock critic David Fricke about the film’s soundtrack
  • Documentary from 2003 tracing the development of the project
  • Close look at the film’s Adam and Eve sequence
  • New programmes exploring Hedwig’s creation, look and legacy through its memorabilia
  • Deleted scenes with commentary by Mitchell and DeMarco
  • Trailer
  • PLUS: An essay by critic Stephanie Zacharek, portraits of Hedwig by photographer Mick Rock, along with, illustrations by animator Emily Hubley, and excerpts from two texts that inspired the film: Plato’s Symposium and The Gospel of Thomas.

Additional Info

Additional Info

SKU 5050629375015
Catalogue Number CC3036BDUK
Product contents 1 disc
Year 2001
Director John Cameron Mitchell
Format Blu-Ray
Publisher(s) THE CRITERION COLLECTION
Countries USA
Colour Colour
Sound 5.1 surround DTS-HD
Language(s) English
Running time 91 min
Blu-ray region B
Certificate 15

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