Light Sleeper (Region B)

Type: New Blu-Ray

(Paul Schrader, 1992)
Release date: 24 April 2023
Standard Edition Blu-ray

An impressive neo-noir, which sees writer/director Paul Schrader (Taxi DriverHardcoreBlue Collar) revisit rainswept New York, Light Sleeper tells of John LeTour (Willem Dafoe, Auto Focus), a drug dealer servicing a high-society clientele of Manhattan professionals. When his boss (Susan Sarandon, The Hunger) announces she is going straight and John encounters an old flame he still loves, his life is thrown into crisis. As he becomes involved in a police investigation surrounding a mysterious drug death, John prowls the night-time streets in search of redemption.


  • High Definition remaster
  • Original mono audio
  • Audio commentary with writer and director Paul Schrader (2002)
  • Selected scenes commentary with actors Willem Dafoe and Susan Sarandon (2002, 18 mins)
  • The Guardian Interview with Willem Dafoe (1998, 66 mins): archival audio recording of the actor in conversation with critic Jonathan Romney, recorded at London’s National Film Theatre
  • The Midlife Movie (2021, 18 mins): Paul Schrader remembers the production of Light Sleeper
  • The BAM Interview with Ed Lachman and Paul Schrader (2008, 31 mins): the cinematographer and director in conversation on-stage at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, New York, after a screening of Light Sleeper
  • Dear Paul Schrader, Thank You for ‘Light Sleeper’ (2021, 11 mins): a personal meditation on Schrader’s film from the critic and filmmaker Mark Cousins
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • Image gallery: promotional and publicity materials
  • New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing