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Dead Man (Criterion)

Street Date:
April 24th, 2018
Movie Release Year:
MPAA Rating:
121 Minutes
Release Country
United States
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Drama, Fantasy, Western


Johnny Depp, Gary Farmer, Crispin Glover


Jim Jarmusch

Plot Synopsis:

With Dead Man, his first period piece, Jim Jarmusch imagined the nineteenth-century American West as an existential wasteland, delivering a surreal reckoning with the ravages of industrialization, the country’s legacy of violence and prejudice, and the natural cycle of life and death. Accountant William Blake (Johnny Depp) has hardly arrived in the godforsaken outpost of Machine before he’s caught in the middle of a fatal lovers’ quarrel. Wounded and on the lam, Blake falls under the watch of the outcast Nobody (Gary Farmer), who guides his companion on a spiritual journey, teaching him to dispense poetic justice along the way. Featuring austerely beautiful black-and-white photography by Robby Müller and a live-wire score by Neil Young, Dead Manis a profound and unique revision of the western genre.

Technical Specs

  • Blu-ray

Video Resolution/Codec

  • 1080p/AVC MPEG-4

Aspect Ratio(s)

  • 1.85:1

Audio Formats

  • English DTS-HD MA 2.0 Surround


  • New Q&A in which Jarmusch responds to questions sent in by fans
  • New readings of William Blake poems by members of the cast, including Mili Avital, Alfred Molina, and Iggy Pop
  • New selected-scene audio commentary by production designer Robert Ziembicki and sound mixer Drew Kunin
  • New interview with actor Gary Farmer
  • Deleted scenes
  • Jarmusch’s location scouting photos
  • More!
  • PLUS: Essays by critic Amy Taubin and music journalist Ben Ratliff