Barfly (1987) – Imprint Standard Edition


Number of Blu-ray Discs




Release Date

17 July 2024

Runtime (in minutes)


Product Code IMPS4212

Some people never go crazy. What truly horrible lives they must lead.

Henry Chinaski (Mickey Rourke) is a talented writer of prolific prose; unfortunately, he’s also a skid-row alcoholic with a violent temper. He picks fights nightly with Eddie (Frank Stallone), the bartender at the local watering hole, the Golden Horn, and lives in a seedy tenement, stealing food and trying to scrape together enough money for booze. Fellow alcoholic Wanda Wilcox (Faye Dunaway) catches Henry’s eye at the bar one afternoon and although she has a reputation for being unstable, the two embark on a relationship with each other and the bottle.

Based on a semiautobiographical short story by poet and screenwriter Charles Bukowski and directed by Barbet Schroeder, Barfly offers insight into the world of the alcoholic, where all that matters is the next drink.

Starring Mickey Rourke, Faye Dunaway, Alice Krige & Frank Stallone.

Special Features and Technical Specs:

  • 1080p High-definition presentation on Blu-ray
  • Audio Commentary by director Barbet Schroeder
  • Audio Commentary by Kim Cooper and Richard Schave of Esotouric Tours, Los Angeles historians and preservationists
  • High Society – interview with actress Alice Krige
  • Another Round – interview with actor Frank Stallone
  • To All My Friends – interview with editor Eva Gardos
  • Low Lifes and Dive Bars – interview with production designer Bob Ziembicki
  • I Drink, I Gamble, I Write… The Making Of Barfly – vintage featurette
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Aspect Ratio 1.85:1
  • Audio English LPCM 2.0 Stereo
  • Optional English HOH subtitles