While there are certain limits to which No Direction Home: Bob Dylan is “a Martin Scorsese film,” given the lack of input he had with creating of the material presented onscreen, his role in editing said material is not only massive as an undertaking: it’s also astonishing as a result, to the extent that No Direction Home is one of Scorsese’s greatest works in any form.

Its relegation to DVD and nothing else will come to an end when the film is released on Blu-ray this fall. A preview advertising this occasion doubles as a display of the restoration that’s been done — which, even in a YouTube stream, is a hugely impressive look back on America’s greatest musician. When taken with the features that round out the new release, as detailed below, this becomes my fall home-video release to beat.

See the preview for yourself:

From the site, a list of features on the new Blu-ray:

  • Unedited “Apothecary Scene” from the 1966 U.K. tour
  • Interview with director Martin Scorsese on the making of the film
  • Extended interviews from Liam Clancy and Dave Van Ronk
  • Original trailer for the Blu-Ray release


  • “Blowin’ in the Wind” – live on TV : March 1963
  • “Girl from the North Country” – from unaired Canadian TV special “Quest”: February 1964
  • “Man of Constant Sorrow” – live on TV : March 1964
  • “Mr. Tambourine Man” – Newport Folk Festival : July 26, 1964
  • “Love Minus Zero/No Limit” – London, England : May 1965
  • “Like a Rolling Stone” – Live in Newcastle, England : May 21, 1966
  • “One Too Many Mornings” – Live in Liverpool, England : May 1, 1966


  • Unused promotional spot for “Positively 4th St.”
  • “I Can’t Leave Her Behind” – work in progress in hotel room Glasgow, May 19th, 1966

No Direction Home: Bob Dylan receives its new release on October 28.

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