Made up of intimate, revelatory footage of the singular author and poet filmed over the course of five years, Howard Brooknerâ€™s 1983 documentary about William S. Burroughs (Naked Lunch) was for decades mainly the stuff of legend; that changed when Aaron Brookner, the late directorâ€™s nephew, discovered a print of it in 2011 and spearheaded a restoration. Now viewers can enjoy the invigorating candidness of Burroughs: The Movie, a one-of-a-kind nonfiction portrait that was brought to life with the help of a remarkable crew of friends, including Jim Jarmusch (Down By Law) and Tom DiCillo (Living in Oblivion), and that features on-screen appearances by fellow artists of Burroughsâ€™s including Allen Ginsberg, Herbert Huncke, Patti Smith, and Terry Southern. BLU-RAY SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES â€¢ New, high-definition digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack â€¢ New interviews with filmmakers Jim Jarmusch, Aaron Brookner, and Tom DiCillo, as well as William S. Burroughsâ€™s friends and fellow writers James Grauerholz and Stew Meyer â€¢ Rare outtakes â€¢ Footage from the 2014 New York Film Festival premiere of the filmâ€™s restoration â€¢ Thirty-minute experimental edit of the film from 1981 by inventor and photographer Robert E. Fulton Jr. â€¢ More! â€¢ PLUS: An essay by critic Luc Sante and a collage poster by artist Alison Mosshart
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When it seemed like things couldnâ€™t get worse, they got worse.From the oil boom of the 1970s to the failure of Penn Square Bank in 1982 to the bombing of the Murrah Federal Building in 1995, this inspiring, feature-length documentary sheds light on the darkest years of Oklahoma Cityâ€¦ and the people who refused to give up.Produced, written and directed by Mick Cornett, Oklahoma City: The Boom, the Bust and the Bomb is a story like no other. Itâ€™s a tale of resilience, exploring how Oklahoma Cityâ€™s turbulent past helped shape its bright, flourishing future.When sold by Amazon.com, this product will be manufactured on demand using DVD-R recordable media. Amazon.com's standard return policy will apply.
Murder of a President recounts the assassination and excruciating final months of President James Garfields life. A brilliant scholar, courageous general, and fervent abolitionist, Garfield never wanted the job of president. But once in office, he worked tirelessly to reunite a nation still divided 15 years after the Civil War. As he lay dying, the North and South came together to pray for his recovery.