Repo Man

Criterion

Repo Man


A quintessential cult film of the 1980s, Alex Cox’s singular sci-fi comedy stars the always captivating Harry Dean Stanton as a weathered repo man in a desolate Los Angeles, and Emilio Estevez as the nihilistic middle-class punk he takes under his wing. The job becomes more than either of them bargained for when they get involved in repossessing a mysterious—and otherworldly—Chevy Malibu with a hefty reward attached to it. Featuring the ultimate early eighties L.A. punk soundtrack, this grungily hilarious odyssey is also a politically trenchant take on President Reagan’s domestic and foreign policies.

FILM INFO

  • Alex Cox
  • United States
  • 1984
  • 92 minutes
  • Color
  • 1.78:1
  • English
  • Spine #654

DIRECTOR-APPROVED SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES

  • New, restored 2K digital transfer, approved by director Alex Cox, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • Audio commentary featuring Cox, executive producer Michael Nesmith, casting director Victoria Thomas, and actors Sy Richardson, Zander Schloss, and Del Zamora
  • New interviews with musicians Iggy Pop and Keith Morris and actors Dick Rude, Olivia Barash, and Miguel Sandoval
  • Deleted scenes and trailers
  • Roundtable discussion about the making of the film, featuring Cox, producers Peter McCarthy and Jonathan Wacks, Zamora, Richardson, and Rude
  • Conversation between actor Harry Dean Stanton and McCarthy
  • Cox’s “cleaned-up” television version of the film
  • Trailers
  • PLUS: A booklet featuring a new essay by critic Sam McPheeters, an illustrated production history by Cox (Blu-ray only), and a 1987 interview with real-life repo man Mark Lewis (Blu-ray only)

New cover illustrations by Jay Shaw and Tyler Stout, design by Rob Jones