Drugstore Cowboy (Special Edition)

Closed Capationed Starring: Matt Dillon Director: Gus Van Sant  Rated: R: Restricted
Drugstore Cowboy (Special Edition)
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: R
  • Closed captioning available
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 44 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1989
  • Label: Lions Gate
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Special Edition
  • Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen - 1.78
  • Aspect Ratio: Letterbox - 1.85
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital Stereo 2.0 - English
  • Additional Release Material:
    • Audio Commentary: Gus Van Sant - Director, Matt Dillon - Actor
    • Making-Of Documentary
    • Trailers: Theatrical Trailer

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Entertainment Reviews:

Rolling Stone - 10/19/1989
New York Times - 10/06/1989
"...[DRUGSTORE COWBOY gives] Dillon the role of his career....A very impressive look into a dark subject..."
Los Angeles Times - 10/11/1989
"...An electrifying movie without one misstep or one conventional moment....Van Sant has gotten hauntingly beautiful performances..."

Product Description:

DRUGSTORE COWBOY was one of a group of films that led to the explosion of American independent cinema. Director Gus Van Sant generally maintains his highly stylized vision, regardless of a film's budget. His later films continue to illustrate the dreamlike moments contained in highly disturbing situations.

The film captures a slice of Americana through the back door. Bob (Matt Dillon) is an energetic junkie who leads his wife (Kelly Lynch) and another couple on a reckless spree of drugstore robberies, for drugs. When he has a brush with death, Bob realizes he must leave both his addiction and his wife if he wants to survive. Van Sant's lush photography gives us a glimpse into these lives, lending immortality to people on the fringes of society. DRUGSTORE COWBOY is a classic film that launched the career of one of the most important American directors working today.

Plot Keywords:

Drug Addiction | Drugs | Essential Cinema | Independent | Lowlife | Recommended | Self-Discovery | Seventies | Substance Abuse | Theatrical Release | Thieves

Production Notes:

  • Theatrical release: October 6, 1989

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  • Sales Rank: 96,721
  • UPC: 012236604976
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