French label BAC Films will release on Blu-ray Jim Jarmusch's Coffee and Cigarettes (2003), starring Bill Murray, Tom Waits and Roberto Benigni. The preliminary release date set by the studio is October 18th.
Jim Jarmusch's black and white urban comedy features a series of separate vignettes, all based around characters (most of them famous) sitting around drinking coffee, smoking cigarettes and discussing life. Originally released as three separate shorts, the main narrative strands feature famous faces including Steve Buscemi, Roberto Benigni and musicians Iggy Pop and Tom Waits. These are interspersed with sketches featuring luminaries as diverse as Bill Murray, Steve Coogan, Cate Blanchett and the Wu-Tang Clan. This full-length version was screened at the 2003 Venice Film Festival.
Note: In the U.S., Coffee and Cigarettes is currently out of print. However, director Jarmusch's Down by Law and Mystery Train are available on Blu-ray via the Criterion Collection, while Dead Man is available through Echo Bridge Entertainment.
Absolutely LOVE this Jarmusch b&w comedy where essentially nothing goes on, but I can't stop watching it ! However, at a hefty 20 euros + shipping, it'll be a 'game day decision', depending on the transfer reviews ....
Too bad this wasnt a giveaway of a blu-ray disc, then maybe there'd be more than two comments. Pffff, people are so cheap. "A free movie? I'll reply even though I dont like nor want the movie" - everybody