Monday, January 30, 2023

Fun City Editions 4K Film Restoration Of Parker Posey Starring Party Girl Ready On Blu-ray And DVD On Mar. 28

DVD & Blu-ray Release Report, Ralph Tribbey

Fun City Editions, LLC, with sales and distribution expertise from MVD Entertainment Group, has circled Mar. 28 on the release calendar for the Blu-ray debut of writer/director Daisy von Scherler Mayer’s 1995 Sundance Film Festival surprise, Party Girl, starring Parker Posey.  

Yes, Parker Posey, “Queen of the Indies!!”

This is a new 4K film restoration from the original 16mm camera negative, which was blown-up to 35mm for theatrical distribution (grainy to be sure … this new transfer clears all that up).   A no-frills DVD edition will also be available on Mar. 28.

Mary (Parker Posey — Scream 3, Fay Grim, A Mighty Wind, Broken English … a long and impressive list) has a unique way of paying the rent on her apartment in Manhattan.   She throws parties.   It worked for a while, but as the film begins there is an end to the fun as she arrested for her latest blast and subsequently evicted from the place. 

DVD & Blu-ray Release Report, Ralph Tribbey

What to do?   Her godmother, Judy Lindendorf (Sasha von Scherler), comes to her rescue and lands her a job at the library, and to everyone’s surprise, Mary becomes pretty good at it.  She’s found her career, right?   Come on, what kind of a comedy is that, the quiet librarian!!

She has also taken an interest in a Lebanese food street vendor by the name of Mustafa (Omar Townsend), which eventually leads to a romantic encounter at the library … which leads to her being fired. 

She meant well … she was even a major asset, but the “party girl” in her is just something that rises up and creates havoc in her life!!

DVD & Blu-ray Release Report, Ralph Tribbey
Party Girl is a delightful romantic comedy.  It is a Parker Posey film (really, that’s all you need to know).  And, besides being great fun, it does (spoiler alert) have a happy ending.

Bonus features include commentary from Comedy Central’s Jake Fogelnest and video sessions with Parker Posey, director Daisy von Scherler Mayer, writer/producer Harry Birckmayer and music supervisor Bill Coleman.


DVD & Blu-ray Release Report, Ralph Tribbey



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