December 15, 2004
MOPI on Criterion DVD


River Phoenix and Keanu Reeves star in director Gus Van Sant's haunting tale of two young street hustlers: Mike Waters, a sensitive narcoleptic who dreams of the mother who abandoned him, and Scott Favor, wayward son of the mayor of Portland and the object of Mike's desire. Navigating a volatile world of junkies, thieves, and johns, Mike takes Scott on a quest from the grungy streets to the open highways of the Pacific Northwest, in search of an elusive place called "home."Groundbreaking and visually dazzling, My Own Private Idaho is a stirring look at unrequited love and life at society's margins.


Criteron Collection DVDs are the top of the line and it's about time that this great film gets their attention. Set for release this February (an available for pre-oder now at the Criterion site), the 2 disc set will include features like an "exclusive new audio conversation between Van Sant and filmmaker Todd Haynes" (does this mean commentary track? I'm not sure), documentary footage featuring interviews with key crew members, outtakes (eee!), high quality audio and video enhanced for widescreen televisions and approved by director Gus Van Sant and a booklet featuring a new essay by film critic Amy Taubin and reprinted interviews with Van Sant, River Phoenix, and Keanu Reeves. Plus more...

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cinema | from inside the mind of krix at December 15, 2004 03:10 PM .



Posted by: Janice on December 15, 2004 05:18 PM

extreme coolness ! thanks for the headsup ; )

Posted by: tess on December 15, 2004 06:54 PM

I knew that as soon as I bought the VHS this would happen...*sigh*

it is teh coolness, though!

Posted by: Nudel on December 15, 2004 08:16 PM

it's about time! gotta have it...

Posted by: lori on December 15, 2004 08:23 PM

OMG!'s a must have!

Posted by: lizzie on December 15, 2004 09:29 PM

while i do love this movie, i don't love the part where the old man makes him dress in that little outfit and scrub the floor. creepies...

Posted by: justJENN on December 15, 2004 11:00 PM

i pre-ordered mine last week! i can't wait. i love this movie and i love keanu and river together.

Posted by: casluvskeanu on December 16, 2004 06:44 AM

i have this on video... but not dvd...))

Posted by: wanda on December 16, 2004 05:19 PM

I really love Scotty Favor. If I HAD to make a list he would be #1 for me. Then Jjaks then Neo...... but I wont bore you all with my list. LOL

Posted by: Parsippanynj on December 16, 2004 07:42 PM

River got the Independant Spirit award for male lead in MOPI.

Posted by: Parsippanynj on December 16, 2004 07:47 PM

I loved MOPI. Loved.


Posted by: :: jozjozjoz :: on December 16, 2004 10:48 PM

love all hi s movies..

Posted by: wanda on December 16, 2004 11:11 PM

this reminds me that osmetimes there are circumstances difficult to explain...

Posted by: wanda on December 16, 2004 11:12 PM

keanu is a tthe top of the list cause, i'm not an actress, but i think that he made all his characters come alive with artistry and talent...

Posted by: wanda on December 16, 2004 11:16 PM

do you believe in ferretts? apsolutely, i believe in ferretts!

Posted by: wanda on December 16, 2004 11:49 PM

I have it on VHS too. DVD would be nice especially if there are extras. :)

Posted by: kat on December 17, 2004 04:20 AM

At last!!!!!

I can't wait to own it.

Posted by: Tawny4103 on December 17, 2004 01:12 PM

It says outtakes are going to be on it! Yay! I hope there is one of Udo's weirdass performance piece he does for Keanu and River! That was hilarious!

Posted by: Joanna on December 17, 2004 04:39 PM

I can't believe it. And I didn't even have to break down and buy the VHS for it to happen.
Sorry nudel. ;)

Posted by: Zen on December 19, 2004 04:04 AM
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