Light Sleeper

Edition no. 188

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Directed by: Paul Schrader

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.

Technical Specifications

Format: Blu-ray
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Audio: English 2.0 PCM Mono
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Subtitles: English
Region: B
Discs: 1 Disc |  BD-50

Supplements

  • Audio commentary with writer and director Paul Schrader (2002)
  • Selected scene commentary by actors Susan Sarandon and Willem Dafoe (2002)
  • The Guardian Interview with Willem Dafoe (1998, 66 mins): archival audio recording of the actor in conversation with critic Jonathan Romney, recorded at London's National Film Theatre
  • The Midlife Movie (2021, 18 mins): Paul Schrader remembers the production of Light Sleeper
  • The BAM Interview with Edward Lachman and Paul Schrader (2008): The cinematographer and director in conversation on-stage at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, New York, 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
  • 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

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