Repo Man (#654)

Type: New Blu-Ray

A quintessential cult film of the 1980s, Alex Cox’s singular sci-fi comedy stars the always captivating Harry Dean Stanton as a weathered repo man in a desolate Los Angeles, and Emilio Estevez as the nihilistic middle-class punk he takes under his wing. The job becomes more than either of them bargained for when they get involved in repossessing a mysterious—and otherworldly—Chevy Malibu with a hefty reward attached to it. Featuring the ultimate early eighties L.A. punk soundtrack, this grungily hilarious odyssey is also a politically trenchant take on President Reagan’s domestic and foreign policies.


New, restored 2K digital transfer, approved by director Alex Cox, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray

Audio commentary featuring Cox, executive producer Michael Nesmith, casting director Victoria Thomas, and actors Sy Richardson, Zander Schloss, and Del Zamora

New interviews with musicians Iggy Pop and Keith Morris and actors Dick Rude, Olivia Barash, and Miguel Sandoval

Deleted scenes and trailers

Roundtable discussion about the making of the film, featuring Cox, producers Peter McCarthy and Jonathan Wacks, Zamora, Richardson, and Rude

Conversation between actor Harry Dean Stanton and McCarthy

Cox’s “cleaned-up” television version of the film


English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing

PLUS: A booklet featuring a new essay by critic Sam McPheeters, an illustrated production history by Cox (Blu-ray only), and a 1987 interview with real-life repo man Mark Lewis (Blu-ray only)