The third in a thematic trilogy that centered on “eros, art, business, and emotional alienation in the contemporary world,” as jonathan rosenbaum wrote in his criterion essay of the film, l'eclisse explored the filmmaker's “preoccupation with objects and places overtaking and supplanting people” as vitti. The criterion collection has a bit of a genre problem they selectively invest when it best fits them and rarely ever choose films that are actually representative of the mainstream (antichrist doesn't really speak much to contemporary audience's horror tastes) criterion's excellent selection of queer cinema,. Hello and welcome to the latest installment of criterion cuts, the weekly article where i dig into the archives of everyone's favorite foreign/art house home video distribution company and unearth some obscurity and tell you just why it might be worth your time as always, most of these come from the. As carrie rickey writes in an essay for the film's criterion collection dvd, the movie gleefully satirizes the great communicator's pet doctrines of free enterprise and privatization robocop is commissioned by ocp as part of a larger plan to bulldoze the crime-infested homes of old detroit and make way. A part of this viewing list: criterion collection spine #23: paul verhoeven's robocop this is a good time to explore the criterion collection's mission. Criterion-badge-small pop culture pundit – the musical pulse of andrew haigh's “weekend” criterion-badge-41 small marvel presents salo – beastie boys video anthology criterion-badge-31 small a scunner darkly – the unbearable lightness of being criterion-badge-11 small checkpoint telsar – robocop usa.
And when it comes to supplements, they have supplements — every trailer and tv spot that can be scrounged up, vintage and new documentaries, thick booklets of critical essays — even print copies of the source material if the film was an adaptation of a short story or novel criterion are also noted for the intense care they. Earlier this week came the announcement that the criterion collection is set to release a new edition of the title on january 2nd – this one boasting a new 4k digital restoration and a bunch of special features including new and archival interviews, commentary, and essays the most notable one though is a. I remember an interview with the head of criterion from around the time robocop got added to the collection that they sometimes release an general crowd pleaser or two in order to cover the costs of releasing a the essay included with the blu-ray explains why it was chosen, and it makes a lot of sense. So i looked else, and came up with ten films (it's more than that, but ten sounds nice) that deserve proper criterion treatment the set would have to be accompanied by essays that explain how the progression of narrative and tone does this or that and special features that really dig deep into the creation.
The criterion collection presents the director's cut of robocop in the aspect ratio of 166:1 on this dual-layer disc there is a theatrical trailer, teaser trailer, and then of course a booklet with an essay by carrie rickey focusing on the film's place in science-fiction history and some of its satirical elements. Robocop explores larger themes regarding the media and human nature in addition to being a big budget action film the philosopher steven best wrote an essay on some of this content in the criterion edition dvd commentary track, executive producer jon davison and writer edward neumeier both mention the decay of. Hedden's on-set documentary (dvd box set and blu-ray editions only) the production notebook, a collection of interviews and video essays, featuring a trove of brazil-iana from gilliam's personal collection (dvd box set and blu-ray editions only) the battle of “brazil,” a documentary about the film's contentious release.
Find great deals for robocop (dvd, 1998, criterion collection - out of print) shop with confidence on ebay. The criterion collection is the film snob's home entertainment fix of choice, but is it as vital as it leads us to believe. Plus: an essay by critic stuart klawans it's incredible that early materials like dailies and workprint cuts are still available to be unveiled to fans fifty years after the film's release, and it's going to be fascinating to see them criterion will be releasing their special edition of night of the living dead on.