Posted 16 December 2011 - 11:55 PM
Here's some video commentary with Billy Campbell: http://www.elecplay....mmentary-video/
There's also a contest there to win a signed copy of the blu-ray.
Posted 17 December 2011 - 12:07 AM
HOLY SHIT. the rocketeer is one of my favourite movies of all goddamn time. i've always had a pretty strong connection with the film because my dad shared it with me at a relatively young age, and ever since, we jump at the chance to watch it together. when the power went out a while back, we lashed together a usb optical drive, some tiny speakers, and a netbook with a huge battery to watch men in black and THE GODDAMNED ROCKETEER in the dark.
and this reminds me, rocketeer-era jennifer connelly has not made nearly enough appearances in the dunk thread. back in a second.
Finbread family estate.
Posted 17 December 2011 - 12:50 AM
I read the novelization by Peter David a few months ago. Didn't expand on it too much, but still fun. He did go into much more detail of why the Feds were chasing the goons and whatnot, though, which was good.
Posted 17 December 2011 - 10:34 PM
I passed on T2 for it.
I think the re-evaluation and decision to do a special edition has something to do w/ the director being the same guy who directed Capt. American this past summer, which totally has the same style stamp.
Good choice each time, there was talk at the time on how Rocketeer was going to kill his career tho.
As a movie, it was a good distillation of the original creators ideas and influences, but even then I did feel it ... deferred a bit too much to the source material to catch on w/ movie audiences--much like Dick Tracy had a couple years earlier.
I am a big fan of the original comic, and was lucky enough to be buying stuff when it was first getting published (mostly by Eclipse Comics).
When Dave Stevens died a few years back, it was a heartbreaker, guy had a vision and the skills to carry it off too. The movie benefited from that as well.
Recently IDW has been putting out reissues of his work in really slick collections, and they did a tribute miniseries w/ tons of great contributors.
Stevens was never super prolific, in fact he had trouble ever finishing his Rocketeer story, but everything he penciled was just beautiful, and is one of the creators whose work is reduced in attractiveness by modern comic printing techniques.
I hope there will be some new stuff regarding his work/legacy on the new BR.
comic book man crunch
next on Cinemax: Sensual Impact: A Tale of Lace and Saxophones
(taken from a avclub comment)
Posted 20 December 2011 - 07:07 PM
Also: Not sure I'll be picking this up on Blu, it didn't get a great review on blu-ray.com and no special features either. I dunno. Why do they never do combo packs on movies I might actually want both formats for lol
Posted 20 December 2011 - 09:46 PM
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