Buddies Boxcover



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David (David Schachter), a naive graduate student, has volunteered to work as a 'buddy' for people dying of AIDS. Assigned to the intensely political Robert (Geoff Edholm), a lifelong activist whose friends and family have abandoned him following his diagnosis, the two men, each with notably different world views, soon discover common bonds, as David's inner activist awakens and Robert's need for emotional release is fulfilled. The first narrative feature film made about AIDS, acclaimed independent filmmaker Arthur J. Bressan Jr's Buddies is an intensely personal study of love, death, and the need for activism during the earliest years of the AIDS crisis.

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Reasons to Buy

  1. " Made in 1985, early into the AIDS crisis, 'Buddies' turned out to be the final film from underground New York filmmaker Arthur J. Bressan Jr., as he too would fall victim to AIDS barely two years after its completion
  2. "Nearly impossible to see following its brief theatrical release and never officially released on home video, 'Buddies' is finally making its home video debut, newly restored from its long lost 16mm negative, courtesy of Vinegar Syndrome.
  3. " Available in a Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack, the special features include interviews, original trailer, production photos and articles. Don't miss this landmark film or the story behind it.

DVD Features

Region free Blu-ray/DVD combo
Newly scanned and restored in 2k from 16mm camera negative
Video interview with Co-Star David Schachter
Video interview with Film Historian Thomas Waugh
Original theatrical trailer
Archival still/production article gallery
Reversible cover artwork
English SDH subtitles


  • Director: Arthur J. Bressan, Jr.
  • Length: 1 hrs. 19 mins.
  • Rating: NR
  • Released: Jul 31 2018
  • Added: Jun 20 2018
  • Production Year: 1985
  • TLA SKU: 2511843
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • UPC Code: 814456021690

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