- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 18 minutes
- Video: Black & White / Color
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Released: October 23, 2007
- Originally Released: 1985
- Label: Criterion
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
- Dolby Digital Mono - English
- Additional Release Material:
- Featurette: "Walt Curtis, the Peckerneck Poet"
- Interviews: Gus Van Sant - Director
- Trailers: Original Theatrical Trailer (edited by Gus Van Sant)
- Text/Photo Galleries:
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Sight and Sound - 02/01/2008
"Shot in high-contrast black and white and scored to gentle Tex-Mex acoustic ballads, this is an empathetic piercing movie..."
Total Film - 05/01/2008
4 stars out of 5 -- "The gorgeous, dreamy misfits of Gus Van Sant's MY OWN PRIVATE IDAHO could just as easily have sprung from his low-budget debut..."
Shot on a shoestring in 1985, this gently paced debut from Gus Van Sant (DRUGSTORE COWBOY) follows liquor-store cashier, Walt (Tim Streeter), in his one-sided affection for Johnny, a Mexican day laborer. Filmed in grainy black and white, MALA NOCHE (Spanish for "bad night") arranges itself into a series of poetic, and often heartbreaking, vignettes around Portland's skid row, as Walt pursues his reluctant obsession.
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