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Tuesday, April 5, 2011


It’s Tuesday, and that means sites and stores will be full of new goodness to tickle your eyeballs with. So sit-back, relax, and take a look at what’s good enough to stick in the movie playing machine.

Yes, TRON: LEGACY is out today. Yes, it is geek crack, but there are other titles out there so let’s hit it.

Travis Bickle: Loneliness has followed me my whole life. Everywhere. In bars, in cars, sidewalks, stores, everywhere. There's no escape. I'm God's lonely man... June 8th. My life has taken another turn again. The days can go on with regularity over and over, one day indistinguishable from the next. A long continuous chain. Then suddenly, there is a change.

The Must own for me this week is the release of TAXI DRIVER on Blu-ray: Your license to be a film fan will be pulled unless a purchase is made of this film, exceptions apply only to those that may own it already. In addition to a new transfer (detailed here: the disc is packed with both new extras and some that have been ported over from previous editions. Here is the breakdown:

Original 1986 Commentary with Director Martin Scorsese and Writer Paul Schrader recorded by The Criterion Collection
Interactive Script to Screen
Feature Length Commentary by Writer Paul Schrader
Feature Length Commentary by Professor Robert Kolker
Martin Scorsese on Taxi Driver
God's Lonely Man
Producing Taxi Driver
Influence and Appreciation: A Martin Scorsese Tribute
Taxi Driver Stories
Making Taxi Driver
Travis' New York
Travis' New York Locations
Storyboard to Film Comparisons with Martin Scorsese
Animated Photo Galleries

There are a few other titles coming out that have the Daily Grindhouse stamp of approval:

Roger Corman’s catalog dump continues with a new triple feature including GEORGIA PEACHES, THE GREAT TEXAS DYNAMITE CHASE and SMOKEY BITES THE DUST:

THE NIGHT OF THE GENERALS Starring Peter O'Toole, Omar Sharif, Tom Courtenay, et al. (1967) :

THE HEROES OF TELEMARK Starring Kirk Douglas, Richard Harris, Ulla Jacobsson, et al. (1965) :

MIRAGE Starring Gregory Peck, Walter Matthau (1965) :

Next week we have the Criterion Blu-ray release of LE CERCLE ROGUE, an action-packed double feature, and a classic Hendrix performance.

See you on forty deuce,