After Hours: The Criterion Collection (1985)
Friday 25th August 2023
Desperate to escape his mind-numbing routine, uptown Manhattan office worker Paul Hackett (Griffin Dunne) ventures downtown for a hookup with a mystery woman (Rosanna Arquette).
So begins the wildest night of his life, as bizarre occurrences - involving underground - art punks, a distressed waitress, a crazed Mister Softee truck driver, and a bagel-and-cream-cheese paperweight - pile up with anxiety-inducing relentlessness and thwart his attempts to get home.
With this Kafkaesque cult classic, Martin Scorsese-abetted by Michael Ballhaus's kinetic cinematography and scene-stealing supporting turns by Linda Fiorentino, Teri Garr, Catherine O'Hara, and John Heard - directed a darkly comic tale of mistaken identity, turning the desolate night world of 1980s SoHo into a bohemian wonderland of surreal menace.
After Hours is released on Blu-ray and for the first time in the UK, also on 4K Ultra HD, 9th October 2023 from Spirit Entertainment as part of the Criterion Collection.
- New 4K digital restoration, approved by editor Thelma Schoonmaker, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack
- In the 4K UHD edition: One 4K UHD disc of the film presented in Dolby Vision HDR and one Blu-ray with the film and special features
- New conversation between director Martin Scorsese and writer Fran Lebowitz
- Audio commentary featuring Scorsese, Schoonmaker, director of photography Michael Ballhaus, actor and producer Griffin Dunne, and producer Amy Robinson
- Documentary about the making of the film featuring Dunne, Robinson, Schoonmaker, and Scorsese
- New program on the look of the film featuring costume designer Rita Ryack and production designer Jeffrey Townsend
- Deleted scenes
- English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
- An essay by critic Sheila O'Malley
Please note - Disc special features are subject to change, may differ from format to format and/or may differ from region to region.