|Out on:||Blu-Ray 2nd Jan. 2023|
Radiance Films is delighted to present a Limited Edition Blu-ray of Jonathan Demme’s wonderful crime comedy Married to the Mob, starring Michelle Pfeiffer and Matthew Modine, from US boutique label Fun City Editions.
“Everybody loves Angela…but Angela’s married to da mob!” In a star-making performance, Michelle Pfeiffer (Scarface and The Age of Innocence) is suburban mafia housewife Angela de Marco in Jonathan Demme’s hit comedy Married to the Mob. When her unfaithful husband Frank “The Cucumber” (Alec Baldwin, Miami Blues and Beetlejuice) is iced by his boss Tony “The Tiger” Russo (Dean Stockwell, Blue Velvet and Paris, Texas), Angela flees her cloistered existence on Long Island for the big city, with several interested parties in hot pursuit: Tony, who’s smitten with Angela, Tony’s insanely jealous wife Connie (Mercedes Ruehl, The Fisher King and The Warriors) and FBI Agent Mike Downey (Matthew Modine, Full Metal Jacket and TV’s Stranger Things), who believes Angela is the key to locking Tony up for a very long time.
In between the beloved screwball thriller Something Wild and the Academy Award-winning The Silence of the Lambs, acclaimed auteur Demme helmed this sublime blend of madcap shenanigans, crime and social commentary, the type of genre balancing act he perfected throughout his varied and distinctive career. Inspired equally by the comedies of Preston Sturges and the real-life crimes of John Gotti, the screenplay by Barry Strugatz and Mark R. Burns is one of the great cinematic satires of the American mafia. It’s vividly brought to life by Demme, his steady creative collaborators—cinematographer Tak Fujimoto, editor Craig McKay and production designer Kristi Zea, a very game cast and a typically lights out soundtrack, featuring David Byrne, New Order, Q. Lazzarus, Debbie Harry, The Feelies, Tom Tom Club, Brian Eno and more! Married to the Mob has been restored in 2K from its original 35mm interpositive and comes loaded with a bevvy of extra features created exclusively for this edition!
New 2K restoration from its 35mm interpositive
“A Simple Appreciation of Life,” a newly filmed video interview with star Matthew Modine
“It Barreled into My Life,” a newly filmed video interview with star Mercedes Ruehl
“Writing Married to the Mob,” a newly filmed video interview with writers Barry Strugatz and Mark R. Burns
Booklet with new essays by writer and podcaster Jourdain Searles and DJ and writer Margaret Barton-Fumo
Newly recorded audio commentary by Danielle Henderson and Millie De Chirico of the I Saw What You Did podcast
English SDH subtitles
Limited edition o-card slipcover based on the original UK quad poster
Slipcover and booklet limited to 2000 copies
Directed by: Jonathan Demme
Starring: Michelle Pfeiffer, Dean Stockwell, Alec Baldwin, Mercedes Reuhl, Matthew Modine
1988 / 104 min / 1.85:1 / English Mono
About Fun City Editions
Taking its name from the ironic moniker for late 1960s and '70s New York, Fun City Editions is a new boutique label focused on reissues of maverick repertory cinema that can best be described as works that exist "outside of their time." Spanning an array of genres, artists and countries, but with a unifying focus on forgotten and overlooked treasures, each Fun City release will present new restorations and comprehensive extras which contextualise and illuminate the artistic and historic value of the piece. Radiance Films is delighted to represent this excellent label alongside its own releases.
Married to the Mob is released on Blu-ray on 2nd January 2023.