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Hutton, Lauren, on-screen participant.
Mosshart, Alison, 1978- artist.
Sante, Luc, writer of supplementary textual content.
Fulton, Robert Edison, 1909-2004, filmmaker.
Morgan, Ted, 1932- interviewer (expression)
[Irvington, New York] : The Criterion Collection, [2015].
Two-DVD special edition.
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2 videodiscs (90 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 fold-out insert. 
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General Note
Originally released as a motion picture in 1983.
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1.33:1 aspect ratio.
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Accompanying folded insert comprises an essay by Luc Sante (Burroughs that proud American) and collage artwork by Alison Mosshart.
General Note
Special features: Disc 1: Commentary (new audio commentary by filmmaker Jim Jarmusch, who was a sound recordist on the film); Howard and Uncle Bill (new interview with Brookner's nephew, filmmaker Aaron Brookner, who oversaw the film's restoration (16 min.). Disc 2: Howard Brookner (audio interview with director Howard Brookner (1985) (24 min.), conducted by Burroughs biographer Ted Morgan); Outtakes; New York Film Festival, 2014 (footage from the premiere of the film's restoration, featuring Q&A with Jim Jarmusch, Aaron Brookner, filmmaker Tom DiCillo, and William S. Burrough's friend and fellow writer James Grauerholz (27 min.); Robert E. Fulton III edit (experimental edit of the film by inventor and photographer Robert E. Fulton III (1981) (23 min.). Insert includes an essay by critic Luc Sante and collage artwork by artist Alison Mosshart.
Creation/Production Credits
Film editors, Scott Vickrey, Ben Morris ; camera, Tom DiCillo, Howard Brookner, James Lebovitz, Nicolas A. Stuthers, Richard L. Camp, Mike Southon, Cathy Dorsey, Larry Shiu.
Featuring: William S. Burroughs, Francis Bacon, Mortimer Burroughs, William S. Burroughs Jr., Lucien Carr, Jackie Curtis, Allen Ginsberg, John Giorno, James Grauerholz, Brion Gysin, Herbert Huncke, Lauren Hutton, Stewart Meyer, Patti Smith, Terry Southern.
Made up of intimate, revelatory footage of the singular author and poet filmed over the course of five years, Howard Brookner's 1983 documentary about William S. Burroughs (Naked Lunch) was for decades mainly the stuff of legend; that changed when Aaron Brookner, the late director's nephew, discovered a print of it in 2011 and spearheaded a restoration. Includes on-screen appearances by Allen Ginsberg, Herbert Huncke, Terry Southern, and Lucien Carr.
System Details
DVD format, NTSC, region 1, 1.33:1 aspect ratio; monoaural; Dolby Digital.
In English; with optional English subtitles for the deaf and hearing impaired (SDH).

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Hutton, L., Mosshart, A., Sante, L., Fulton, R. E., Morgan, T., Jarmusch, J., Southon, M., Vickrey, S., Southern, T., Smith, P., Meyer, S., DiCillo, T., Huncke, H., Curtis, J., Carr, L., Burroughs, W. S., Bacon, F., Burroughs, W. S., LoGiudice, J., Giorno, J., Grauerholz, J., Yentob, A., Brookner, H., & Ginsberg, A. (2015). Burroughs (Two-DVD special edition.). The Criterion Collection.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Lauren, Hutton et al.. 2015. Burroughs. [Irvington, New York]: The Criterion Collection.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Lauren, Hutton et al.. Burroughs [Irvington, New York]: The Criterion Collection, 2015.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Hutton, Lauren,, et al. Burroughs Two-DVD special edition., The Criterion Collection, 2015.

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