Grabbed it day of release. It's amazing how the stars aligned to bring about a movie such as Blow Out (Landing Travolta and George Litto becoming the head of the studio to boost the budget). I doubt they'd get away with the Liberty Parade celebration on that scale. De Palma needs to be represented better in HD, one of the first blu's I bought was The Untouchables and I wasn't even conscious of my De Palma appreciation (I've since looked back on my moviegoing as a youth and it's miraculous how many De Palma movies I was taken to.)
I'm hoping Criterion licenses Phantom of the Paradise next, the scans of that French release are spectacular and more coverage of De Palma's career would be excellent. I like the Noah Baumbach interview but some of the questions he asked were kind of odd (Is Travolta's recording changing like the Conversation?). If they got Tarantino to sit down with him and cover the span of his carer I'd buy two and gift one.
In other news, bought the Spider-Man boxset from a clearance sale new for $25 which is a great price for 2.25 good movies. I didn't realize they took out all the bonus features from the first two. Admittedly the first one was mainly focused on the history and reverence of the character but 2 has the excellent multi-part making of.
Edited by Andrew Joe - 7/26/11 at 11:42am