Blu-ray Disc Features:
- Rated: Unrated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 13 minutes
- Video: Black & White
- Released: August 16, 2011
- Originally Released: 1968
- Label: Lorber Films (Kino)
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Note: Three bonus films by the director:
- My Girlfriend's Wedding (1969)
- Pictures from Life's other Side (1971)
- My Son's Wedding to My Sister-in-Law (2008)
- Special Edition
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Uncut - 03/01/2006
4 stars out of 5 -- "[I]t's a deadpan masterclass in the proto-Jarmusch vein, with Carson excellent as the painfully serious movie buff."
Sight and Sound - 05/01/2006
"McBride's central concern is with the need to look beneath the surface of mundane reality."
A.V. Club - 08/24/2011
"DIARY plays it straight until the closing credits, no doubt fooling viewers used to '60s student and experimental films..." -- Grade: A-
A legendary independent film satire in the form of a cinema-verite diary movie. As the young filmmaker records more of his life, he understands it less. Made for only $2,500, it met with approval on the festival circuit. Director McBride went on to direct The Big Easy and The Wrong Man among others. Placed in the National Film Registry in 1991.
- DAVID HOLZMAN'S DIARY was added to the Library of Congress National Film Registry in 1991.