‘Party Girl’ coming to Blu-ray from Fun City Editions (Trailer)

Daisy von Scherler Mayer’s 1995 cult favorite starring Parker Posey comes to Blu-ray for the first time, thanks to a new 4K restoration from Fun City Editions.

Parker Posey fans rejoice! Her iconic looks and trademark laconic delivery are in full fashion in Party Girl, which looks and sounds more glorious than ever thanks to a new 4K restoration from Fun City Editions. Daisy von Scherler Mayer’s film follows Mary (Posey) on her screwball-like journey from a life of late nights and hangovers to romance with a falafel vendor (Omar Townsend) and a potential long-term career as a librarian. 

This quintessential ’90s gem harkens back to ’30s and ’40s comedies while remaining firmly rooted in its own decade with its striking wardrobes and a stacked soundtrack that includes Tom Tom Club, Run-DMC, Deee-lite, Carl Craig and Ultra-Naté. Music supervisor Bill Coleman’s Peace Bisquit has made the entire soundtrack available on SoundCloud.

Founded by industry veteran Jonathan Hertzberg, Fun City Editions focuses on reissues of maverick repertory cinema which spans an array of genres, with a unifying focus on forgotten and overlooked treasures. Party Girl’s Blu-ray release marks the first for FCE with its new distributor MVD, as well as the first title in their ongoing AIP (American Independent Project) series. 

FCE has previously partnered with distributor Vinegar Syndrome for releases of titles including Natural Enemies, Married to the Mob and Cutter’s Way, which we recently featured in our monthly Shelf Life column. FCE will continue to work with Vinegar Syndrome in addition to their new collaboration with MVD.

Included on the Party Girl release is the 4K restoration of the film, undertaken fully by Fun City Editions from the film’s original 16mm negative, along with new video interviews with Parker Posey, Daisy von Scherler Mayer, Bill Coleman and co-writer and co-producer Harry Birckmayer. MVD will release the Blu-ray on March 28, with a limited edition slipcover designed by Jess Rotter.

Watch a trailer for the release above.