It’s hard out there for a pimp — and even harder inside. In director Jim Jarmusch’s follow-up to his first hit, Stranger Than Paradise, two more of his low-life loner-loser misfits — wannabe ladies’ man John Lurie and unemployed disc jockey/thief Tom Waits — share a Louisiana prison cell with a smart, motor-mouthed Italian tourist (Roberto Benigni) until they all accidentally escape to wander aimlessly around the backwoods. The film features Robby Müller’s high-contrast black-and-white cinematography and the set comes with a great collection of extras including Waits’ inimitably demented music video of Cole Porter’s “It's All Right with Me,” directed by Jarmusch.
Video: 1.78:1. Audio: LPCM Mono. Extras: thoughts and reflections on the making of the film from Jarmusch (from 2002), 16 outtakes, Waits’ music video of Cole Porter’s “It’s All Right with Me,” directed by Jarmusch, Q&A with the director in which he responds to fans’ questions, recordings of phone conversations between Jarmusch and Waits, Benigni, and Lurie, production Polaroids and location stills, isolated music track, optional French dub track featuring Benigni, interview with Müller from 2002, footage from the 1986 Cannes Film Festival, essay by critic Luc Sante. Studio: The Criterion Collection.