The image on the cover on the Norwegian site is the same image I have on the copy of the Barfly DVD I bought on Amazon a couple of months ago and that did'nt have the commentary track, only a few still photo's from the movie, so I suspect it's the same version as the Norwegian one - unfortunately.
Language is English and German, but this one also doesn't come with a commentary-track. What Fuck!
Also, they screwed up the 2nd DVD, which contains about a 3rd of the Bukowski-Tapes:
though they were intelligent enough to leave the annoying music inbetween (sometimes), they just muted the sound, which means, the sequences start with a few seconds of total silence, where you only see the picture, which - of course - looks like an error, especially to people, who don't know about the original music-track. WTF?
Yeah, it's a big beershit. Maybe the rights for the movie are cheaper than the rights for the comments now, but still...
I would at least have expected that the 2-DVD-special-edition is a good buy. But even the picture-quality is bad. The only reason, I offer this at the shop is, there's no other version to have and it's still better than not having it. But I can't say, that I really like this version much.
Wow. I was at Amoeba in Hollywood two Saturdays ago with a buddy. We were there for about 3hrs, mostly spent in the vinyl section. On the way home Buk came up for a sec and my friend said he thought he had seen Barfly in the dvd section... If Amoeba had not closed at 11pm, I would have turned right back around, but I kept thinking he was bullshitting me. And now I have to wonder...