Noel Murray of the L.A. times writes this for the Damsels in Distress DVD and VOD:
Writer-director Whit Stillman’s first film since 1998’s “The Last Days of Disco” is a loopy campus comedy, starring Greta Gerwig as an idealistic upperclassman who leads a group of young women with strict rules about dating and cleanliness. Even those who’ve enjoyed the arch language and intricate
social tribalism of Stillman’s “Metropolitan” and “Barcelona” might be put off by the cartoony absurdism here. But for those who appreciate originality, this is one singularly funny movie, full of color, music, dancing — and some sharp insight into how college kids struggle to define themselves. Stillman and his cast provide a commentary track to the DVD and Blu-ray, which also include a trio of featurettes.
Chloe Sevigny goes on Letterman to talk about The Last Days of Disco’s (not the new Blu-ray release), 1998 release. Old media promotes new media here.
Disco is mentioned briefly at the end.
Here’s what Peggy Earle of hamptonroads.com has to say of the release of Stillman’s The Last Days of Disco and Metropolitan on Blu-ray:
CRITERION HAS BROUGHT out two director-approved Blu-rays of Whit Stillman’s independent films. The two films mostly comment on upper class young adults, in and around their milieu, much of it based on Stillman’s own experiences in New York City. Stillman succeeds at poking fun at many of his subjects, but understandably does it with a hint of recognition and plenty of sympathy. It’s no accident that two of his characters in “Metropolitan” bicker about the value of Jane Austen novels, as both films are modern-day comedies of manners, focused on the privileged class as well as some wannabes.
Read more here.
The Last Days of Disco, will be released on Criterion Blu-ray July 24, 2012.
The details are available on dvdtalk and it’s available to purchase on amazon.