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Bagdad Café 30th Anniversary Edition coming in August

The German classic is getting a reissue with new extras.

Bagdad Cafe
Credit: Studiocanal

Bagdad Café is marking its 30th anniversary with a new DVD, Blu-ray and Digital Download release on 13th August 2018.

Driving through the Mojave Desert somewhere between Las Vegas and Disneyland, Jasmin (Marianne Sägebrecht) strikes out on her own following a row with her husband. Trudging down the highway, she catches the attention of Brenda (CCH Pounder), the irascible proprietor of the Bagdad Café. So begins a hilarious and touching account of these two women of different cultures, joined together in the middle of desolation in an oasis of friendship.

Bagdad Café is directed by Percy Adlon (Rosalee Goes Shopping, Salmonberries). The film also stars Jack Palance (City Slickers, Shane) and it inspired a hit TV series that starred Whoopi Goldberg.

The 4K restoration features new extras, bringing new life to the German classic. The new extras include a Restored Trailer and two featurettes:

The Trip to Bagdad (24 mins)

Journey deeper into Bagdad with this brand-new featurette, featuring interviews with writer and director Percy Adlon, his wife Eleonore who co-wrote the screenplay, and their granddaughters as they go back to the set of Bagdad Café.

Bagdad Café: The Story (22 mins)

In an audiobook style, experience the visuals of Bagdad Café narrated by Percy Adlon.

 

There is also an audio commentary with Percy Adlon and Marianne Sägebrecht.

Take a look at some stills from Bagdad Café in our gallery below:

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