They were already bringing movies like The Magnetic Monster and The Neptune Factor to Blu-Ray. Then they recently announced their new 4K restoration of The Man With No Name trilogy. And now they’re going to bring The Outer Limits to Blu-Ray.
Kino Lorber, you are officially awesome. You win.
Got to love that clone battle, and that spider robot in the thumbnail is a seriously awesome bit of Star Wars design. And the two scenes of Ewan McGregor verbally sparring with first a bounty hunter and then a Sith Lord are some of my favorite moments of the Saga. Fun, underrated movie in my humble opinion.
Check it out! Phil Hall is one of the few people to write anything about Phil Tucker’s Space Jockey and I quoted him thusly in my book. Recently I’ve been happy to make his acquaintance and was interviewed for his wide-ranging cinema podcast, The Online Movie Show With Phil Hall. It’s a fun little chat, and Phil asks all the right questions about Robot Monster, Phil Tucker, and related subjects. Many thanks to Phil for having me on!
. . . and it’s a shame that the Packers are not playing, because I’m just going to have to post this anyway:
I saw Rumble Fish back in 1994, was stunned, and was also stunned that hardly anyone had seen it or written about it in the decade after its release. It’s a real love-it-or-hate-it experience, but it definitely clicked for me. Amazing visuals and sounds, and some outright surrealism in what was ostensibly a Hollywood movie. There’s nothing quite like it, and Criterion is bringing it to Blu-Ray in April.
I briefly mentioned this 1949 movie in I Cannot, Yet I Must because it was directed by Merle Connell, one of Phil Tucker’s collaborators. I said that it is a must for anyone who likes a really bad Western. I stand by that statement: