Bow wow wow yippee yo yippee yea, it's the
Reservoir Dogs 10th Anniversary
DVD Special Edition
Quick - Somebody get Terry a Bib...
Let me just wipe the drool off of my chin.
For the last three hours I have been sifting through the extras
on the new "Reservoir Dogs" DVD from Artisan and I just
can't believe how much bonus material they packed onto this amazing
disc. The last couple of weeks have brought us three Quentin Tarantino
DVDs, all of which are full of insightful interviews and documentaries.
I am hard pressed to choose a favorite because all of Tarantino's
movies seem to make a single film. Tarantino's detractors and critics
are either missing the point, (which ultimately is that Tarantino
makes genre movies for his own pleasure), or they are jealous failed
filmmakers. Tarantino would much sooner have all filmmakers realize
their dreams and encourages filmmakers to make their movies, no
excuses, no matter the cost. He is right, of course, and living
proof that dreams happen if you pursue them relentlessly. Of course,
the realization is also that Tarantino is a rare talent and that
tenacity alone does not get a film made. Love him or hate him, Tarantino
makes movies that no one else can or will, and this is a blessing
in light of the current crop of syrup covered crap coming from Hollywood
these days. American cinema - Fincher, Shyamlan, and Soderbergh
and a few others aside - is virtually brain-dead.
"Reservoir Dogs" unapologetically "borrows"
from Ringo Lam's "City on Fire," 70's culture and film
noir, but also created a genre in itself. "Reservoir Dogs",
like all of Tarantino's films, is engaging and funny, and worthy
of repeated viewings because re-watching Tarantino's films is like
hanging out with friends you haven't seen in awhile.
Some of the great features on this disc: cast interviews, Sundance
video lab footage of "Reservoir Dogs", commentary tracks,
and plenty of cool documentaries. Particularly good: Michael Madsen
and his sons in their home; ex-con Mr. Blue (Eddie Bunker) driving
around L.A. talking about his criminal past. Also completely hilarious
is a radio interview with a real convict who rips on the lack of
reality in "Reservoir Dogs."
Pick this DVD up if you love a deeper look into how movies are made,
and if you are fans of the film and Tarantino himself.
Of note is a debate about the picture quality of this release. Many
say it is vastly inferior to the previous issue of "Reservoir
Dogs," but in my opinion, it is barely evident and the disc
is worth the purchase just for the extras. Do yourselves a favor
and ignore the "negative-Nancys". Buy this disc. Some
will have a hard choice between the five covers, but be informed,
the Tarantino cover is rare and will not be re-issued.
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