Dazed and Confused
Dazed and Confused

Criterion

Dazed and Confused


America, 1976. The last day of school. Bongs blaze, bell-bottoms ring, and rock and roll rocks. Among the best teen films ever made, Richard Linklater’s Dazed and Confused eavesdrops on a group of seniors-to-be and incoming freshmen. A launching pad for a number of future stars, Linklater’s first studio effort also features endlessly quotable dialogue and a blasting, stadium-ready soundtrack. Sidestepping nostalgia, Dazed and Confused is less about “the best years of our lives” than the boredom, angst, and excitement of teenagers waiting . . . for something to happen.

FILM INFO

  • Richard Linklater
  • United States
  • 1993
  • 102 minutes
  • Color
  • 1.85:1
  • English
  • Spine #336

DIRECTOR-APPROVED SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES

  • New high-definition digital transfer of the director's cut, supervised by director Richard Linklater and cinematographer Lee Daniel
  • Dolby Digital and DTS 5.1 soundtracks (DVD edition); 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack (Blu-ray edition)
  • Audio commentary by Linklater
  • Making Dazed, a fifty-minute documentary by Kahane Corn
  • Rare on-set interviews and behind-the-scenes footage
  • Footage from the ten-year anniversary celebration
  • Audition footage and deleted scenes
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • A booklet featuring new essays by Kent Jones, Jim DeRogatis, and Chuck Klosterman; memories of the film from the cast and crew; character profiles; and the original film poster by Frank Kozik

New cover by Marc English