The Brooklyn cigar store owned by Augie Wren (Harvey Keitel) is a drop-in centre for all manner of local eccentrics. When he announces his intention to sell up to a health-food chain, his regular customers flood in to discuss the matter, at the same time delivering their idiosyncratic views on the world in general. This improvised companion piece to 'Smoke' features a host of cameo performances from actors, rock stars and the famous for being famous.
United Kingdom released, Blu-Ray/Region B DVD: LANGUAGES: English ( Dolby Digital 2.0 ), English ( Dolby Linear PCM ), English ( Subtitles ), WIDESCREEN (1.85:1), SPECIAL FEATURES: Interactive Menu, Scene Access, SYNOPSIS: Director Wayne Wang and screenwriter Paul Auster had enough storylines and characters left over from their charming comedy Smoke to make another film, so they shot Blue In The Face immediately after Smoke was completed. The film once again centers on the Brooklyn Cigar Store and manager Auggie (Harvey Keitel), although most of the other characters are different. The store owner's frustrated wife Dot (Roseanne) is one of them, and one of the plotlines follows her attempts to seduce Auggie. Madonna, Michael J. Fox, Lily Tomlin, and Lou Reed (as himself) also put in appearances. Blue In The Face was shot without a complete script and presents a unique combination of distinctive performances, oddball characters, improvisations, and raffish scenes. SCREENED/AWARDED AT: Stockholm Film Festival, ...Blue in the Face ( Brooklyn Boogie ) (Blu-Ray)