Under the Volcano (1984) – Criterion Collection DVD Review

Under the Volcano: Criterion Collection: DVD cover art

Film:
DVD:

Written by: Guy Gallo, based on the novel by Malcolm Lowry
Directed by: John Huston
Starring: Albert Finney, Jacqueline Bisset, Anthony Andrews, Ignacio López Tarso, Katy Jurado

Features:

  • Running audio commentary with executive producer Michael Fitzgerald and producers Wieland Schulz-Keil and Moritz Borman
  • Select scene commentary with scribe Gallo
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Video interview with Bisset
  • 1984 audio interview with director Huston conducted by French film critic Michel Ciment
  • Behind the scenes footage
  • Volcano: An Inquiry into the Life and Death of Malcolm Lowry
  • Essay by film critic Christian Viviani

Released by: Criterion Collection
Region: 1
Rating: R.
Anamorphic: Yes.

My Advice: Buy it for Finney and for Criterion.

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By | 2017-09-24T23:24:57+00:00 November 23rd, 2007|DVD, Reviews|0 Comments

Annie (1982) – DVD Review

Annie DVD cover

Film:
DVD:

Written by: Carol Sobieski, based on the stage play by Thomas Meehan, which was in turn based on the comic strip by Harold Gray
Directed by: John Huston
Starring: Aileen Quinn, Albert Finney, Carol Burnett, Ann Reinking, Tim Curry

Features:

  • Music video: “It’s a Hard Knock Life” by Play
  • Trivia game
  • Sing-along and act-along features
  • “My Hollywood Adventure with Aileen Quinn” featurette
  • Trailers

Released by: Columbia Tristar
Region: 1
Rating: PG
Anamorphic: Nope; fullscreen only.

My Advice: Wait for a real version.

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By | 2017-09-25T00:00:43+00:00 February 29th, 2004|DVD Reviews|0 Comments

The Wall: Live in Berlin (1990) – DVD Review

The Wall: Live in Berlin DVD cover art

Film:
DVD:

Written by: Roger Waters
Directed by: Ken O’Neil & Roger Waters
Original Music and Lyrics by Robert Ezrin, David Gilmour, Nick Mason, Roger Waters & Richard Wright
Starring: Roger Waters, Bryan Adams, The Band, Paul Carrack, Tim Curry, Thomas Dolby, Marianne Faithfull, Albert Finney, James Galway, Jerry Hall, The Hooters, Cyndi Lauper, Ute Lemper, Joni Mitchell, Paddy Moloney, Van Morrison, Sinead O’Connor & The Scorpions

Features:

  • Making of documentary
  • Unseen footage
  • Animation sequences
  • Still gallery

Released by: Universal Music
Region: 1
Rating: NR
Anamorphic: N/A; appears in its original 1.33:1 format

My Advice: Rent it; Floyd fans should own.

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By | 2009-02-10T03:54:13+00:00 July 24th, 2003|Music, Reviews|0 Comments