Man, if I ran Fox!…
THE EVIL DEAD (BOOK OF THE DEAD LIMITED EDITION)
In the young history of DVD there are several films that have already been released in several forms. Director Sam Raimi’s original THE EVIL DEAD is one of them.
In normal situations I would go off on a tangent here about how wrong that is. “Release it once and do the best possible job you can knowing that this is it!” is a portion of what I might say, were it that I was off on a tangent.
But I am not on any tangent, or rant right now. I am encouraging you to search this re- release out and spend your money on it!!!
The Book of the Dead Limited Edition is as much a work of art as the movie that comes attached. You get a latex-bound book, hand-painted and fashioned into the likeness of The Book Of The Dead itself!
Inside, you find all the lovely “written in blood” pages that are displayed in the Trilogy of Movies. This is one high-quality Limited Edition, and a bargain if you’re getting it at release. If you even remotely like horror, you MUST buy this movie. If you even remotely like Evil Dead… you really don’t have a choice in the matter – you need this edition.
The feel of the moulded latex box, the patterns moulded on it to mimic the book from the movie, and the ear on the back of the box just makes you shiver as you pick it up. The pages inside are recreations of the artwork in the Necronomicon in the movie, and the accompanying handbook gives a good history of the film. The DVD itself is marvelous, from the menu sequence with various undead faces appearing as if through mist, to the director’s commentary track – all top rate stuff.
Go to a store near you, say Klaatuu, Verad, Nictou and spend your money.
Give yourself some sugar, baby!
MONSTERS INC., Is Arriving in September
DISNEY has scheduled MONSTERS INC., for release on video and DVD on September 17th. Both the VHS and special-edition two-disc DVD will include a new scene which is being produced exclusively for the release.
And that is sad, sad news!
One of my favourite films of all time makes it’s DVD debut today.
It’s the SPECAIL EDITION of Cameron Crowe’s SAY ANYTHING starring Ione Skye and John Cusack who join Crowe for a witty and enjoyable commentary.
When you’re an 18-year-old boy, or when I was an 18- year-old boy, Lloyd Dobler was/is the guy you want to be: fearless but fragile, self-assured but shaky, handsome but humble, passionate but a little bit pretentious, and above all things, a kickboxer. If you’re an 18-year-old girl (or 25, or 37), Lloyd Dobler is the guy you want to be with. As we’ve put forth recently in these very pages, Cameron Crowe’s Say Anything… is the modern romance that resonates like no other, and it is, like so many great films of the ’80s, a movie that many of us first found on video. So it only seems right that its wizened heart beats loudest on DVD.
The centerpiece of this disc — which also boasts a bevy of deleted, extended, and alternate scenes — is the commentary by Crowe, John Cusack, and Ione Skye, which starts a full 20 minutes before the actual film begins and allows Crowe to tell of the film’s genesis and his kickboxing ex-neighbor named Lowell. It’s full of everything you want in a commentary: production anecdotes, playful banter, and performer revelations (during the scene in which Lloyd teaches Diane how to drive stick, Skye offers: ”If we didn’t have boyfriends or girlfriends, this would’ve been the day we would’ve gone home together”). And the movie still hums, like an old flame, after all these years.
Man I love this movie!!! And now this DVD!