If you've never seen Class of 1984, it's basically a remake of The Blackboard Jungle with the flamboyant gangbangers of The Warriors replacing the original's Wild One-style delinquents. One of the last Canadian tax-shelter pics, it features rare live footage of Toronto punk band Teenage Head, an early performance by Michael J. Fox, and an ending that will have you asking how something so wrong can feel so right. Due out on February 21st, the DVD features commentary from Lester, a retrospective documentary, and beautifully remastered picture and sound. We'll have a full review at the mother site in the coming weeks.
To win the fourth copy, correctly identify the movie to which the below frame-grab belongs. (Since this a frame-grab and not a production still, be sure to take note of things like aspect ratio.) As we're only allowed to give these discs away to North American residents, I must ask that our international readers refrain from placing any guesses. Sorry.
I think this week's pretty easy, but maybe not if you haven't seen the film in a while. I promise next week's (i.e. the last one) will be a showstopper.
Not much else to report. Walter's review of Freedomland is up early; Valentine's Day came and went without Anna Paquin showing up at my doorstep; and in a fit of procrastination I marathon'd the entire first season of "Grey's Anatomy". Why, oh why, is that show so popular? It reminds me a lot of "Gilmore Girls", actually, in that it's clueless as to just how shallow and frankly evil its characters are.
Hot Off the Presses (2/16)
It's Walter vs. the Snow Dogs: Eight Below.