Mystery Train

Mystery Train

Masatoshi Nagase
Director: Jim Jarmusch Cast: Masatoshi Nagase
Masatoshi Nagase
, Youki Kudoh
Youki Kudoh
, Nicoletta Braschi
Nicoletta Braschi
Jim Jarmusch

DVD (Wide Screen / Subtitled)

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Overview

Written and directed by the ever-unpredictable Jim Jarmusch, Mystery Train is comprised of three short anecdotes involving foreign tourists in Tennessee. Each story is set in a fleabag Memphis hotel which has been redressed as a "tribute" to Elvis Presley. Story one involves two Japanese tourists whose devotion to '50s American rock music blinds them to everything around them. Story two finds eternal victim Luisa (Nicoletta Braschi) sharing a room with stone-broke Dee Dee (Elizabeth Bracco) and having her problems solved by a spectral vision of the King. And story three offers the further misadventures of Dee Dee, her no-good boyfriend, and her dysfunctional family.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/15/2010
UPC: 0715515058711
Original Release: 1989
Rating: R
Source: Criterion
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Time: 1:50:00
Sales rank: 37,813

Special Features

Q&a with jarmusch in which he responds to questions sent in by fans; Excerpts from the 2001 documentary screamin' jay hawkins: i put a spell on me; Original documentary on the film's locations and the rich social and musical history of Memphis; On-set photos by Masayoshi Sukita and behind-the-scenes photos; Plus: a booklet featuring essays by writers Dennis Lim and Peter Guralnick

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Masatoshi Nagase Jun
Youki Kudoh Mitzuko
Nicoletta Braschi Luisa
Screamin' Jay Hawkins Night Clerk
Elizabeth Bracco Dee Dee
Cinqué Lee Bellboy
Joe Strummer Johnny
Rufus Thomas Man in Station
Rick Aviles Will Robinson
Sy Richardson News Vendor
Tom Noonan Man in Diner
Stephen Jones The Ghost
Steve Buscemi Charlie
Vondie Curtis-Hall Ed
Tom Waits Radio D.J/Voice
Joshua Elvis Hoch Tourist Studio Guide,Tourist Family
Jodie Markell Sun Studio Guide
William Hoch Tourist Family
Pat Hoch Tourist Family
Reginald Freeman Conductor
Beverly Prye Streetwalker
Lowell Roberts Lester
Sara Driver Airport Clerk
Richard Boes Second Man in Diner
Darryl Daniel Waitress
Calvin Brown Pedestrian
Jim Stark Pall Bearer
Elan Yaari Pall Bearer
Royale Johnson Earl
Winston Hoffman Wilbur
Marvell Thomas Dave, Pool Player
Charles Ponder Pool Player
D'Army Bailey Pool Player
Karen Longwell Actor
Rockets Redglare Liquor Store Clerk

Technical Credits
Jim Jarmusch Director,Screenwriter
Dan Bishop Production Designer
Dianna Freas Set Decoration/Design
Kathie Hersch Production Manager
Kunijiro Hirata Executive Producer
Jim Stark Producer
Gary King Special Effects
Robert Laden Makeup
Melody London Editor
John Lurie Score Composer
Demetra J. Macbride Associate Producer
Robby Müller Cinematographer
Rudd Simmons Producer
Meredith Soupios Makeup
Hideaki Suda Executive Producer
Carol Wood Costumes/Costume Designer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Criterion Collection: Mystery Train
1. Far From Yokohama [9:50]
2. Sun Studio [8:10]
3. Room 27 [6:52]
4. Sad Face [15:37]
5. A Ghost [6:45]
6. Arcade Restaurant [9:06]
7. Room 25 [13:06]
8. Lost In Space [9:30]
9. Late-Night Liquor Run [8:22]
10. Room 22 [10:17]
11. Checkout is Twelve Noon [12:44]
1. Introduction [2:08]
2. Lee Baby Sims [:45]
3. Casting [1:12]
4. Inspirations [3:30]
5. Roberto In the Casket [:28]
6. Shades [1:05]
7. Perkins vs Presley [1:05]
8. Far From Osaka [1:32]
9. Favorite Elvis? [1:21]
10. Joe and Jay [2:09]
11. Winona [:29]
12. Soundtrack [1:44]
13. Unconscious Mind [1:27]
14. Barren Memphis and Stax [4:29]
15. Jay and Cinqué [1:09]
16. Tav Falco [1:39]
17. Subtitles and Strummer [1:53]
18. Kansas City [:52]
19. Scremin' Jay Hawkins [5:54]
20. Trains [1:07]
21. Recommended Reading [1:50]
22. Richard Boes [1:23]
23. Sun Studio [:47]
24. Happy Mondays [:52]
25. Canterbury Tales [1:13]
26. Ghostface or Ghost Dog? [:57]
27. Jim's Band [1:47]
28. Favorite Train Films [3:53]
29. Mr Baby [4:05]
30. "Give Us the Damn Film!" [3:00]
31. Musical Influences [1:56]
32. Philosophers [1:32]
33. Prime Cut [1:41]
34. Editing and Sound [7:04]
35. Outroduction [:39]

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