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Barfly (1987) – Imprint Films Limited Edition

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Genres: Drama
Starring: Mickey Rourke, Faye Dunaway, Alice Krige & Frank Stallone.
Director: Barbet Schroeder
Plot Synopsis:


Henry Chinaski (Mickey Rourke) is a talented writer of prolific prose; unfortunately, he’s also a skid-row alcoholic with a violent temper. He picks fights nightly with Eddie (Frank Stallone), the bartender at the local watering hole, the Golden Horn, and lives in a seedy tenement, stealing food and trying to scrape together enough money for booze. Fellow alcoholic Wanda Wilcox (Faye Dunaway) catches Henry’s eye at the bar one afternoon, and although she has a reputation for being unstable, the two embark on a relationship with each other and the bottle.

Based on a semiautobiographical short story by poet and screenwriter Charles Bukowski and directed by Barbet Schroeder, Barfly offers insight into the world of the alcoholic, where all that matters is the next drink.

Disc One: Barfly

  • 1080p High-definition presentation on Blu-ray
  • Audio commentary with director Barbet Schroeder
  • NEW Kim Cooper and Richard Schave of Esotouric Tours, Los Angeles historians and preservationists.
  • NEW Interview with editor Eva Gardos
  • NEW Interview with actress Alice Krige
  • NEW Interview with actor Frank Stallone
  • NEW Interview with production designer Bob Ziembicki
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Aspect Ratio 1.85:1
  • Audio English LPCM 2.0
  • Optional English HOH subtitles

Disc Two: The Bukowski Tapes

When Barbet Schroeder (MoreGeneral Idi Amin DadaSingle White Female) began work on the movie Barfly, he had no idea that it would be such a struggle. During the seven years it took him to complete the film, he turned his cameras on its screenwriter, poet and novelist Charles Bukowski

Bukowski, legendary for his drunken excess and frank observations on life, love, and survival, took no exception with Schroeder.  Schroeder eventually completed The Charles Bukowski Tapes, a four-hour long study of the man and the music of his words.

  • Original Aspect Ratio 1.33:1
  • Audio English LPCM 2.0 Mono
  • Release Details
    Release Date: October 7th, 2022
    Movie Release Year: 1987
    Release Country: United States
    Movie Studio: Imprint Films
  • Technical Specs
    Length:100 Minutes
    Specs:Blu-ray - Imprint Collection #159
    Limited 2 Disc Hardbox edition with unique artwork on the first 1500 copies.
    Video Resolution/Codec:1080p/AVC MPEG-4
    Aspect Ratio(s):1.85:1
    Audio Formats:English LPCM 2.0
    Subtitles/Captions:English HOH subtitles
    Special Features:Audio commentary with director Barbet Schroeder
    NEW Kim Cooper and Richard Schave of Esotouric Tours, Los Angeles historians and preservationists.
    NEW Interview with editor Eva Gardos
    NEW Interview with actress Alice Krige
    NEW Interview with actor Frank Stallone
    NEW Interview with production designer Bob Ziembicki
    Theatrical Trailer
    Disc Two: The Bukowski Tapes
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