Black Friday is almost here, and like most people who love a good deal, you’ve mapped out your plan of attack (make sure this attack doesn’t involve trampling). You know what you want, where to get it, and Thanksgiving dinner be damned, you’re going to camp out in front of a store or in front of your computer. While we admire your enthusiasm, we have some suggestions for items you might want to add to your wish list. And they don’t necessarily have to be for you; they could also be for someone you know.
Adam, Dave, and I have nine items we’d like to recommend: three small items (“Stocking Stuffers”), three moderately priced items (“Under the Tree”), and three expensive items (“Extra Nice”). More importantly, we each have a charity to recommend since we truly believe it’s better to give than to receive (unless you’re receiving a trip to outer space; nothing beats a trip to outer space). Hit the jump to check out our 2013 Gift Guide.
I first discovered him in college twenty years ago, getting my first real taste of what cinema was all about. We delved into deep esoteric films, the sort that never showed up at your friendly neighborhood Blockbuster. They were directed by men with complex Eastern European names and featured content designed to alternately expand and confound our expectations. Class after class, semester after semester, we studied them with all the seriousness our young minds could muster. They were Important. They were Art. We needed to understand them if we hoped to grasp the secrets that this medium held. Then, in the middle of it all, my friend Shanan knock on my door, gripped me by the coat lapels and spoke in the soft, serious tones one normally associates with rooftop snipers. “We went to this movie called Reservoir Dogs. You have to see it. Right. Fucking. Now.” Hit the jump for my full review.
Given that its Thanksgiving week, the offerings by way of new Blu-rays are slim. That said, there are still a couple of fun items hitting shelves this Tuesday. Briefly:
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The Mondo drop schedule is often surprising, but one thing that it isn’t is unpredictable. With very few exceptions, Limited Paper readers know—as sure as day leads to night, as sure as tequila leads to bad decisions, as sure as Michael Bay leads to explosions—that Thursdays in Poster World lead to new Mondo prints: announcements usually arrive on Tuesday, panic tends to set in on Wednesday, and once Thursday rolls around…well, that’s when the page-refreshing begins. It’s like having Christmas every week, only you never know if Christmas is going to be massively frustrating or wildly euphoric.
And so, you can imagine our surprise when—in the middle of a Monday afternoon—Mondo dropped a Ken Taylor-shaped bombshell in all of our laps: this week, we’re all going to be celebrating Thursday on Tuesday. Find out why after the jump, my fellow poster nerds.
We’re happy to bring you an exclusive clip from the upcoming Blu-ray set, Tarantino XX 8-Film Collection (Pulp Fiction/Inglourious Basterds/Reservoir Dogs/Kill Bill Vol. 1/Kill Bill Vol. 2/Jackie Brown/Death Proof/True Romance). It features RZA talking candidly about asking Quentin Tarantino to be his teacher and mentor. That conversation led to RZA’s visit to the set of Kill Bill to learn from Tarantino and, eventually, his own directorial debut in this weekend’s The Man with the Iron Fists, presented by Tarantino himself.
The 10-disc Blu-ray set includes all of Tarantino’s directorial films of the past twenty years— Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction, Jackie Brown, Kill Bill: Vol. 1, Kill Bill: Vol. 2, Death Proof and Inglourious Basterds—as well as True Romance, which he wrote. Check out the trailer here, and hit the jump to see the exclusive clip from the collection.
A couple of weeks ago, one of the must-haves of the upcoming holiday season was announced by way of Tarantino XX: 8-Film Collection. The 10-disc Blu-ray set includes all of Tarantino’s directorial films of the past twenty years— Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction, Jackie Brown, Kill Bill: Vol. 1, Kill Bill: Vol. 2, Death Proof and Inglourious Basterds—as well as True Romance, which he wrote. Now a trailer for the Blu-ray collection has gone online, acting as a brief retrospective of the filmmaker’s work that’ll entice fans even further.
Though I was a bit disappointed to hear that the box set won’t include the one-film epic Kill Bill: The Whole Bloody Affair (when will this thing finally get a release?), the inclusion of a critics discussion piece exploring Tarantino’s work, a retrospective of Tarantino’s career, and a tribute to Tarantino’s late editor Sally Menke is pretty damn enticing. Hit the jump to check out the Blu-ray trailer. Tarantino XX: 8-Film Collection will hit stores on November 20th, while Tarantino’s Django Unchained opens in theaters on Christmas Day.