ISHTAR - LE

ISHTAR - LE

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(Elaine May, 1987)
Release date: 26 July 2021
Limited Edition Blu-ray (UK Blu-ray premiere)

Once the byword for expensive Hollywood failure, Ishtar is slowly – and rightfully – becoming recognised as one of the unsung greats of eighties' American cinema. In a nod to Bob Hope and Bing Crosby Road to… movies, Warren Beatty (Mickey One) and Dustin Hoffman (Straw Dogs) star as brilliantly awful songwriters who find themselves mixed up in Cold War shenanigans whilst in Morocco. Another comedy gem from Elaine May’s sadly small, but utterly perfect directorial career.

INDICATOR LIMITED EDITION BLU-RAY SPECIAL FEATURES

  • 2K restoration
  • Two presentations of the film: the 1987 Theatrical Cut (107 mins) and the 2013 Director’s Cut (105 mins)
  • Original mono soundtrack
  • Optional 5.1 surround sound
  • Audio commentary with ReFocus: The Films of Elaine May editors Dean Brandum and Alexandra Heller-Nicholas (2021)
  • Elaine May and Mike Nichols in Conversation (2006): archival video recording of the two friends and collaborators discussing their careers following a retrospective screening of Ishtar at New York’s Walter Reade Theater
  • New interview with songwriter Paul Williams (2021)
  • New appreciation with actor, comedian and filmmaker Richard Ayoade (2021)
  • Waiting for Ishtar (2017): Jonathan Crombie and John Mitchell’s charming documentary, featuring interviews with Williams, actors Charles Grodin and Carol Kane, journalists Peter Biskind and David Blum, film critic J Hoberman, and others
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • Image gallery: promotional and publicity material
  • New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
  • Limited edition exclusive booklet with a new essay by Jessica Kiang, archival articles and interviews, an overview of contemporary critical responses, and film credits
  • UK premiere on Blu-ray
  • Limited edition of 3,000 copies
  • MORE EXTRAS TO BE ANNOUNCED

Extras subject to change

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BBFC cert: 15
REGION B
EAN: 5060697921045