BUKOWSKI LIVE!Charles Bukowski Filmed Live on DVD

2-Disc Special 30th Anniversary Set
Contains Both Uncut Readings & Then Some!

Uncut versions of the two readings There's Gonna Be a God Damn Riot in Here! (105 minutes) and The Last Straw (94 minutes) $24.95

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.

It's Back!!! Hostage, an audio version of the Redondo Beach reading available
as download at most major download sites. 

The original DVDs of the readings are also available. Why choose One Tough Mother or the individual readings?

The individual readings, which were edited to avoid duplicate poems,  However, if you're interested in having both readings, One Tough Mother contains extensive featurettes and extras and the readings are uncut. 


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Preview focusing on the featurettes Bukowski at the Huntington, Love, Bukowski, and About Bukowski: Born Into This

One Tough Mother Featurettes

Bukowski 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.

About 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.

Love, 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.

Also: The Vancouver Gang, a mini-documentary of the 25th Anniversary screening of the Vancouver reading, and new materials: interviews with the producers, The Vancouver Letters, Inscriptions of a Dirty Old Man, and more Bukowski poetry.


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