The films of Jon Jost come to DVD

World Artists has announced the upcoming release of two Jon Jost films on DVD; All the Vermeers in New York and Sure Fire will arrive this July.

In “All the Vermeers in New York”, when Mark (Stephen Lack) meets the alluring and mysterious Anna (Emmanuelle Chaulet) in the Metropolitan Museum’s Vermeer Room, he finds anything but the solace he seeks from his stressful life as a Wall Street broker in the erratic late 1980s. In Anna, a French actress with both eyes on his heart and wallet, he thinks he has found the beauty and passion that have always eluded him. This lyrical, witty masterpiece of modern film evokes the splendor of New York’s art and financial worlds while scrutinizing the corruption and decadence that linger beneath the city’s opulent surfaces.

Shot in the harsh, magnificent landscapes of south-central Utah, with Erling Wold’s haunting music adding to the pervasive sense of foreboding, “Sure Fire” features Tom Blair as Wes, an aggressive, obsessive, egocentric entrepreneur who is determined to put his corner of Utah on the map no matter what the cost. His family and friends lament the rigors of his relentless pace, but Wes runs roughshod over everyone, oblivious to their silent pain. While on a rite-of-passage hunting trip with his son, Wes suddenly realizes that things may be slipping out of his control. He reacts with a swift and stunning moment of violence, leaving the community to unravel the enigma of his tragic act.

Both of these new DVDs will feature an anamorphic widescreen transfer, and a small selection of special features. Both will include their respective theatrical trailers, filmographies, and production notes. The “All the Vermeers in New York” DVD will also feature an isolated music track with concert version of late composer Jon A. English’s film score.

Both discs will hit stores on July 13th, and will carry a suggested retail price of $29.95.

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