188 Light Sleeper

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188 Light Sleeper

#1 Post by MichaelB » Thu Oct 22, 2020 4:28 am

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LIGHT SLEEPER
(Paul Schrader, 1992)
Release date: 18 January 2021
Limited Edition Blu-ray (UK Blu-ray premiere)


Pre-order here.

An impressive neo-noir, which sees writer/director Paul Schrader (Taxi Driver, Hardcore, Blue Collar) revisit rainswept New York, Light Sleeper tells of John LeTour (Willem Dafoe, Auto Focus), a drug dealer servicing a high-society clientele of Manhattan professionals. When his boss (Susan Sarandon, The Hunger) announces she is going straight and John encounters an old flame he still loves, his life is thrown into crisis. As he becomes involved in a police investigation surrounding a mysterious drug death, John prowls the night-time streets in search of redemption.


INDICATOR LIMITED EDITION BLU-RAY SPECIAL FEATURES

• High Definition remaster
• Original mono audio
• Selected scene commentary by actors Susan Sarandon and Willem Dafoe (2002)
• New interview with director Paul Schrader (2021)
The BAM Interview with Paul Schrader and Edward Lachman (2008): The director and cinematographer in conversation on-stage at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, after a screening of Light Sleeper
Dear Paul Schrader, Thank You for ‘Light Sleeper’ (2021): a personal reflection on Schrader’s film from the critic and filmmaker Mark Cousins
• Original theatrical trailer
• Image gallery: promotional and publicity materials
• New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
• Limited edition exclusive booklet with a new essay by Christina Newland, an archival on-set report by Kevin Jackson, an overview of contemporary critical responses, and film credits
• UK premiere on Blu-ray
• Limited edition of 3,000 copies
• EXTRAS SUBJECT TO CHANGE

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BBFC cert: 15
REGION B
EAN: 5060697920475

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Re: 188 Light Sleeper

#2 Post by John Cope » Thu Oct 22, 2020 5:20 pm

So are we to think that this won't contain Schrader's commentary from the old UK disc? Good reason to hold on to that Momentum DVD then (I don't know if this was on any other releases too).

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Re: 188 Light Sleeper

#3 Post by PfR73 » Fri Oct 23, 2020 3:25 am

I've already emailed Indicator inquiring about the Schrader commentary. Hopefully I'll hear something back.

UPDATE: Received a reply stating "The producer at Powerhouse Films has assured that the extras will be finalised with a full and final announcement nearer the release date."
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Re: 188 Light Sleeper

#4 Post by david hare » Sat Oct 24, 2020 4:08 pm

This is presumably from the most recent Studio Canal HD disc (from a 2K remaster) which was released in OZ and some other territories last year. It looks not bad but is far from perfect, some EE, some inconsistencies in color grading. It would have benefited from amore thorough back to o neg restoration from Canal .

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Re: 188 Light Sleeper

#5 Post by hearthesilence » Sat Oct 24, 2020 6:37 pm

Indicator just posted on Instagram a behind-the-scenes shot of how they were filming a Paul Schrader interview while respecting social distancing. (No crew is visible, just gear.) It's also outdoors with bright autumnal foliage, like it was shot yesterday, so perhaps the extras are still being created.

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Re: 188 Light Sleeper

#6 Post by rapta » Tue Oct 27, 2020 11:09 am

hearthesilence wrote:
Sat Oct 24, 2020 6:37 pm
Indicator just posted on Instagram a behind-the-scenes shot of how they were filming a Paul Schrader interview while respecting social distancing. (No crew is visible, just gear.) It's also outdoors with bright autumnal foliage, like it was shot yesterday, so perhaps the extras are still being created.
And hopefully they have more Schrader titles lined up if they're going to all that trouble! At least Auto Focus will be on the cards, I assume. American Gigolo would be even better!

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Re: 188 Light Sleeper

#7 Post by willoneill » Tue Oct 27, 2020 12:31 pm

I would be happy if any label would put out Light of Day, but I think I may be one of its few fans. Without hyperbole, Michael J. Fox' best acting.

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Re: 188 Light Sleeper

#8 Post by beamish14 » Tue Oct 27, 2020 12:59 pm

willoneill wrote:
Tue Oct 27, 2020 12:31 pm
I would be happy if any label would put out Light of Day, but I think I may be one of its few fans. Without hyperbole, Michael J. Fox' best acting.

I'd go with Secret of My Success as Fox's best.

I like it as a movie about a struggling band on the road, as I'm partial to films that mine similar subject matter like Half Cocked and
Hard Core Logo, but I was less taken with the family drama aspects of it. Joan Jett is very solid in it as well, although Schrader
has repeatedly echoed remarks that she was miscast.

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Re: 188 Light Sleeper

#9 Post by John Cope » Tue Oct 27, 2020 3:50 pm

This is all thread split material of course but it still seems to me that for Fox's acting work, and the demands laid upon him, Casualties of War cannot be bettered.

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