BUKOWSKI LIVE!Charles Bukowski Filmed Live on DVD
Uncut versions of the two readings There's Gonna Be a God Damn Riot in Here! (105 minutes) and The Last Straw (94 minutes)
3 New Featurettes: Bukowski at the Huntington, Love Bukowski - selected scenes, and About Bukowski: Born Into This
New Bonus Materials: The Vancouver Letters - Buk's letters to Dennis Del Torre, producer of the There's Gonna Be a God Damn Riot in Here! event, Inscriptions of a Dirty Old Man - Dennis Del Torre's collection of signed title pages, and interviews and reminiscences of Bukowski with The Producers. Also, The Vancouver Gang 25 year anniversary screening of the Vancouver reading.
Although there have been snippets of Bukowski poetry readings available on film, these DVDs offer a view of the Bukowski Experience! The two film-makers, Dennis Del Torre and Jon Monday, were introduced to one another by Linda Bukowski. Their release is a co-operative venture in this 2-disc presentation.
NEW!!! It's Back!!! Hostage CD, an audio version of the Redondo Beach reading available soon.
The original DVDs of the readings are also available.
Why choose One Tough Mother or the
The individual readings, which were edited to avoid duplicate poems, are now priced at $14.95 each, so an individual reading is less expensive than the One Tough Mother 2-disc set, which is priced at $29.98. However, if you're interested in having both readings, One Tough Mother contains extensive featurettes and extras and the readings are uncut.
at the Huntington — In 2006
Bukowski’s wife, Linda, donated a considerable Bukowski archive of
manuscripts, first editions, paintings, and other materials to the
Huntington Library in San Marino, California. The Huntington Library
officially welcomed Bukowski’s papers with a celebration that included
speakers, friends, and family. Also included are interviews with Sue
Hodson, Curator of Literary Manuscripts at the Huntington, discussing why
the Bukowski archive fits right in with fellow literary greats, including
Jack London, William Shakespeare, Mark Twain, Christopher Isherwood, as
well as other world-class writers.
Bukowski: Born Into This — An in-depth interview with filmmaker
John Dullaghan, director of the definitive Bukowski documentary. Also
includes selections from the film including poems read by Bono, Tom Waits,
and Bukowski’s publisher, John Martin, reading Bukowski’s last poem.
Bukowski — Selected scenes from
the award-winning play performed live by Mark Piatelli, Rick Holban, and
Gavin Hawk of the California Repertory Company at the Edison Theatre, Long
Beach, CA. The company won a special LA Drama Critics Circle Award for
their outstanding work in 2005, including Love, Bukowski; and
Joanne Gordon, who conceived and directed Love, Bukowski, was also
nominated for an LADCC award for Best Adaptation.