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 third 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.
Little tougher this week? Mayhaps.
As you may have surmised from my Carnac-like speculation that Warners wouldn't be revisiting Superman on DVD unless it was in the context of an Alien Quadrilogy-style box set, I was given some inkling a few months back that such a project was being brainstormed but wasn't aware that it--along with definitive reissues of 2001: A Space Odyssey, A Clockwork Orange, The Shining, and the NC-17 version of Eyes Wide Shut (sadly, re-releases of Barry Lyndon and Full Metal Jacket are not currently on tap)--had been officially announced at a Warner Home Video event last week. Oops; I stopped reading the various DVD news sites once FFC started getting besieged with press releases straight from the studios themselves, but occasionally a juicy tidbit--like this crocodile-choking, 14-disc box set of the four original Superman feature films plus Bryan Singer's upcoming Superman Returns--flies clear of our radar. I'm really excited about those Kubricks.
Be sure to take a gander at Walter's two-for-one review of Bram Stoker's Dracula & Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. Many nails are hit squarely on the head therein.
Hot Off the Presses (2/9)
Ask and ye shall receive: Walter reviews Final Destination 3.
As my clues have apparently been of little help, here's a second framegrab from the film in question; this is probably a dead giveaway. Also, new on the mothersite, Travis looks at Simone Bitton's documentary Wall.