The 1995 cult comedy Party Girl, starring Parker Posey, will be released on DVD and limited-edition Blu-ray Disc March 28 from Fun City Editions and MVD Entertainment Group.
In the film, Mary (Posey, Dazed and Confused, The House of Yes), a fast-talking, under-employed New York free spirit, is jailed for throwing an illegal house party. She cajoles her librarian godmother (Sasha von Scherler, Network) into bailing her out and giving her a job as a clerk at the public library. What follows is Mary’s screwball-like journey from a life of late nights and hangovers to romance with a falafel vendor (Omar Townsend) and a potential long-term career as a librarian. Director Daisy von Scherler Mayer’s Party Girl, set amidst the thriving and vibrant club culture of ’90s Lower Manhattan, also stars Guillermo Diaz (“Scandal”), Liev Schreiber (“Ray Donovan”), Donna Mitchell (The Ice Storm) and Anthony DeSando (Kiss Me, Guido). In addition to its quotable screenplay by von Scherler Mayer and Harry Birckmayer, Party Girl is noted for its soundtrack, which includes Tom Tom Club, Run-DMC, Deee-lite, Carl Craig and Ultra-Naté, as well as Mary’s wardrobe, which includes pieces by Vivienne Westwood, Todd Oldham, Jean Paul Gaultier and Chanel.
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Party Girl had its finger on the pulse when released in 1995 and, decades later, it’s revered as a cinematic record of a special time and place in New York City’s history. Previously only available in aged standard-definition masters, Party Girl has now been restored in 4K from its original 16mm camera negative.
Bonus features on the DVD include the theatrical trailer. Special features on Blu-ray include the theatrical trailer, a booklet with an essay and photos, an image gallery, a video interview with music supervisor Bill Coleman, a video interview with writer/producer Harry Birckmayer, a video interview with director Daisy von Scherler Mayer, audio commentary with Jake Fogelnest, and a video interview with Posey.