Thursday, March 29, 2007

Hornets! Hornets!

Had to start this off with a Hold Steady reference because - joy of joys - The Hold Steady is coming to Sokol. Thanks again One Percent Productions.

DVD talk...

Children of Men (Widescreen Edition)

Holy crap - a few weeks ago, I was blogging about seeing this in the theater. Now, it's available on DVD. It's amazing that the majority of the films at the cheap theater are out on DVD. I do have to admit, I was a bit puzzled at the choice of cover for Children of Men on DVD. The original poster is one of the better movie posters I've seen. It's one of those posters like Silence of the Lambs, American Beauty or Alien - a memorable poster that forms an immediate association with the movie. Whereas the DVD cover sort of reeks of the cliched "person hiding" type of cover I've seen from countless b-grade action movies.

(original cover)

Children of Men

Also, though the DVD contains some decent added material, it sort of reeks of the "this is the DVD for the folks who love the movie and will scamper out and buy it the day it comes out." The "definitive DVD" will no doubt follow in a few months. And most likely, I'll throw down cash for that one as well...

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