Living In Oblivion [20th Anniversary Edition]

Ships by: 2015-11-17
Available in: US & Canada
SKU: 826663163377
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"Smart, Raffish And Wickedly Playful. Delightful!" – Janet Maslin, The New York Times

The leading man has just had a disastrous one-night stand with the leading lady; the cinematographer is breaking up with the assistant director; the director's mother has wandered onto the set; and the little person hired for the dream sequence has a big attitude.

From award-winning writer/director Tom DiCillo (Johnny Suede) comes an inventive, hilarious look at the movie-making business. Steve Buscemi (Reservoir Dogs), Catherine Keener (Being John Malkovich), Dermot Mulroney (August: Osage County), James Le Gros (Justified) and Peter Dinklage (Game of Thrones) star in this "smart, well-crafted" (San Francisco Gate) and "savagely funny satire" (The Washington Post) you'll want to experience again and again. Living In Oblivion is now presented in stunning high-definition, from a brand-new restoration supervised by Tom DiCillo!

Why We Love It

Living in Oblivion was one of the funniest comedies of the '90s. A big part of its lasting appeal came from Steve Buscemi's frustration as an overtaxed director simply trying to finish his zero-budget indie film, although there's a lot more to enjoy in this still-fresh comedy of errors. Shout Factory's 20th Anniversary home video edition comes Highly Recommended.” – Matt Hinrichs, DVD Talk

“Probably a bit too outré for mainstream tastes, Living in Oblivion will be appreciated by those with a slightly skewed sense of humor and firm grasp of the absurd. Technical merits are generally very good and the supplemental package is excellent. Highly recommended.” – Jeffrey Kauffman,

“In the supplements, DiCillo recalls reacting to notices about Olivion that stated the film could only be truly appreciate by other filmmakers, which he is quick to deny. While perhaps it’s possible that other filmmakers could appreciate Living in Oblivion the most, it does have one thing at its core that every facet of the audience can relate to, and that’s the utter hell it can be in trying to accomplish a goal while you have nearly every possible hurdle popping up to squash that accomplishment – to the degree you start to wonder if you’re cursed. Living in Oblivion just happens to be about making a film, but there’s nothing about it that will leave you feeling left in the dark. Commendable PQ and AQ, as well as some excellent special features, makes this new release of Living in Oblivion an easy recommendation.” – J. Tonzelli, Cut Print Film

“Shout Factory’s 20th Anniversary Edition Blu-ray comes with a new retrospective documentary with the cast and crew, which lays out the DIY nature behind the movie and adds another whole level of appreciation on later views. (An audio commentary by DiCillo fills in more behind-the-scenes information.) The disc’s rounded out with a live Q&A with Buscemi and the director, plus a deleted scene. We recommend this comedy—especially to former film students and anyone who’s ever been in the business.” – Austin Trunick, Under The Radar

Bonus Features for Blu-ray/DVD

  • Audio Commentary With Writer/Director Tom DiCillo
  • In Our Own Oblivion: The Miracle Of Making A Film Featuring Brand-New Interviews With Writer/Director Tom DiCillo, Producer Marcus Viscidi And Cast Members Steve Buscemi, James Le Gros, Danielle von Zerneck And Peter Dinklage
  • Q&A With Tom DiCillo And Steve Buscemi
  • Deleted Scene

Product Information

92 min
Color, Black and White
Region A/1