Paris, Texas DVD

Wim Wenders, 1984


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Film Details

Directed by Wim Wenders

Produced in 1984

Main Language - English

Countries & Regions - American film

Film Description

Paris, Texas is probably Wim Wenders' most well known, critically acclaimed, and successful movie, winning a number of international prizes including the Cannes Palme d'Or for Best Film in 1984.

This unusual road movie, with screenplay by acclaimed playwright Sam Shepard, tells the tale of Travis, a man lost in his own private hell. Presumed dead for four years, he reappears from the desert on the Mexico border, world-weary and an amnesiac.

He traces his brother Walt who is bringing up Hunter, his seven-year-old son, his ex-wife Jane having abandoned him at Walt's door several years before. As virtual strangers, Hunter and Travis begin to build a wary friendship and conspire to find Jane and bring her back to be a real family.

With extraordinary performances from Harry Dean Stanton as Travis and Natassja Kinski as Jane, the film also boasts a soundtrack by Ry Cooder, ideally suited to the film's sun-bleached landscapes and melancholy undertones.

DVD Details

Certificate: 12

Publisher: Axiom Films

Length: 139 mins

Aspect ratio: 1:1.78 (16:9) widescreen

Format: DVD Colour

Region: 2

Released: 28th July 2008

Cat No: AXM569

DVD Extras

  • Trailers
  • Biographies
  • Filmographies
  • Commentary Wim Wenders
  • Image gallery
  • Trailers
  • Deleted scenes
  • Home Movies
  • Cannes Film Festival Footage

Community Reviews

by Anonymous on 2nd February 2004

One of the most beautifully shot films that you will see, with Wenders’ trademark use of primaries and green flooding or pointing up nearly every frame. How this use o... Read on

by Anon on 14th August 1999

Lost, speechless, wilderness-wandering Stanton searches for his wife and finds himself. THE cult road movie, Wenders' unanimous Cannes Palme d'Or winner fuses American... Read on


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