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Title:
Dead man
Uniform Title:
Dead man (Motion picture)
ISBN:
9780788825613
Edition:
Widescreen ed.
Publication Information:
Burbank, CA : Miramax Home Entertainment : Distributed by Buena Vista Home Entertainment, [2000]
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (121 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
General Note:
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1995.

Special features: Deleted scenes and outtakes (15 min.); "Dead Man" theme music video (3 min.); Theatrical trailer (3 min.); Sneak peeks [previews] (9 min.).
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Summary:
William Blake, a young man in search of a fresh start, travels west during the latter half of the nineteenth century to a frontier town to take a post as an accountant. Upon his arrival, he's told the job is no longer available. That night he takes up with a prostitute. When her jealous ex-boyfriend surprises them in bed, Blake is wounded, while the prostitute and the ex end up dead. A wanted man, Blake retreats to the nearby woods, running into sympathetic Native American named "Nobody" who informs Blake that the bullet in his chest cannot be removed. His death certain, Nobody teaches Blake to face the dangers that follow a "dead man."
System Details:
DVD; Region 1, NTSC; Dolby digital surround sound; widescreen presentation, aspect ratio 1.78:1, enhanced for 16X9 televisions.
Language Note:
In English with optional subtitles in French; optional English captions for the hearing impaired.

Closed captioned.
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A dark, bitter commentary on modern American life cloaked in the form of a surrealist western, Jim Jarmusch's Dead Man stars Johnny Depp as William Blake, a newly-orphaned accountant who leaves his home in Cleveland to accept a job in the frontier town of Machine. Upon his arrival, Blake is told by the factory owner Dickinson (Robert Mitchum) that the job has already been filled. Dejectedly, he enters a nearby tavern, ultimately spending the night with a former prostitute. A violent altercation with the woman's lover (Gabriel Byrne), also Dickinson's son, leaves Blake a murderer as well as mortally wounded, a bullet lodged dangerously close to his heart. He flees into the wilderness, where a Native American named Nobody (Gary Farmer) mistakes Blake for the English poet William Blake and determines that he will be Blake's guide in his protracted passage into the spirit world. ~ Jason Ankeny, Rovi