Paris, Texas

Harry Dean Stanton  Actor Nastassja Kinski  Actor Dean Stockwell  Actor Aurore Clément  Actor Hunter Carson  Actor

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MPAA Rating: R
Contains:Adult Situations

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Paris, Texas

UPC: 715515052313

Studio: Criterion

MPAA Rating: R   Contains:[Adult Situations]

Summary: Travis (Harry Dean Stanton) is wandering through the Texas desert, a bit shaky and in desperate need of water, when he stumbles into a bar and collapses. A German doctor of dubious credentials finds a phone number in Travis' wallet, which belongs to his brother, Walt (Dean Stockwell). Walt is shocked to hear about his brother's condition, since no one in the family has seen or heard from Travis in four years; Walt flies to Texas to bring him home, only to find Travis wandering by the side of the road, and they begin the long drive back to Los Angeles, where Walt lives with his wife, Anne (Aurore Clement), and Hunter (Hunter Carson), Travis' seven-year-old son. At first, Travis refuses to speak and is oddly distant, but in time he begins to talk again, and when he arrives in California, he begins the painful process of reacquainting himself with his son and trying to reconcile with his wife, Jane (Nastassia Kinski). ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

Category: Drama

Awards: Best Foreign Film – null Palme d'Or – Cannes Film Festival Best Picture – National Board of Review Film Presented – Sundance Film Festival Film Presented – Telluride Film Festival Best Foreign Film – Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Director – British Academy of Film and Television Arts

Features: Audio commentary featuring Wenders
Video interview with Wenders by German journalist Roger Willemsen
Excerpts from a 1990 documentary on Wenders, featuring interviews with Wenders, cinematographer Robby Müller, composer Ry Cooper, actors Harry Dean Stanton, Dennis Hopper, Peter Falk, and Hanns Zischler, novelist Patricia Highsmith, and director Samuel Fuller
New video interviews with filmmakers Allison Anders and Claire Denis
"Wim Wenders hollywood April '84," a segment from the french television program cinema cinemas showing Wenders and Cooder at work on the score
Deleted scenes and super 8 home movies
Gallery of Wender's location-scouting photos
Behind-the-scenes photos by Robin Holland
Theatrical trailer
Plus-a booklet featuring an essay by film critic Nick Roddick, interviews with Stanton, writer Sam Shepard, and actors Nastassja Kinski and Dean Stockwell, and excerpts from Wender's book of photos written in the west

Paris, Texas

Format: Blu-ray

Release Date: 01/26/2010

Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1 Alternate Wide Screen

Audio: DDS Dolby Digital Surround, DHMA

Runtime: 145 Minutes

Sides: 1

Number of Discs: 1

Language(s) English

Region: Blu-ray region A (North America, Central America, South America, Japan, Taiwan, North Korea, South Korea, Hong Kong, Southeast Asia)

Mark Deming

Paris, Texas may be the finest of Wim Wenders' "road movies," a deliberately paced but deeply moving story of a man at the end of his emotional rope who is given an unexpected chance to heal both his scars and those he has inflicted on others. Harry Dean Stanton gives perhaps his finest performance -- few actors could pull off a scene like the long monologue he shares with Kinski near the film's conclusion -- and he is ably supported by Stockwell and by the young Carson, son of L.M. Kit Carson, who adapted the screenplay from Sam Shepard's Motel Chronicles. Robby Müller's photography and Ry Cooder's score add immeasurably to the impact of this superlative mood piece. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

Cast and Crew: L.M. Kit Carson  Screenwriter 
Ry Cooder  Composer (Music Score) 
Anatole Dauman  Producer 
Don Guest  Producer 
Sam Shepard  Screenwriter 
Chris Sievernich  Executive Producer 
Wim Wenders  Director 
Harry Dean Stanton  Actor 
Nastassja Kinski  Actor 
Dean Stockwell  Actor 
Aurore Clément  Actor 
Hunter Carson  Actor 
Bernhard Wicki  Actor 
Socorro Valdez  Actor 
Tommy Farrell  Actor 
John Lurie  Actor 
Jeni Vici  Actor 
Viva Auder  Actor 
Justin Hogg  Actor 
Sharon Menzel  Actor 
Sally Norvell  Actor 
The Mydolls  Actor 
Sam Shepard  Actor 
Sam Berry  Actor 
Claresie Mobley  Actor 

Country: France,USA,West Germany