The Rose: Criterion Collection

June 18, 2015

Originally titled Pearl, The Rose (1979) was initially conceived as a biopic about singer Janis Joplin (Pearl was the name of her last album). However, when her family refused the rights to her story, the producers fictionalized Joplin’s life enough... 

21 Jump Street: The Complete Series

August 11, 2010

If you grew up during the 1980s there’s probably a good chance you watched 21 Jump Street at some point. The popular television show ran for five seasons, from 1987 to 1991, and featured a group of streetwise twentysomething police officers that would... 

Lonesome Dove: Two-Disc Special Edition

August 11, 2008

Based on Larry McMurtry’s Pulitzer-prize winning novel of the same name, Lonesome Dove was adapted into a four-part television mini-series that focuses on the relationship between two retired Texas Rangers as they drive a cattle herd from Texas to Montana... 

The Two Jakes: Special Collector’s Edition

December 18, 2007

Making a sequel to a classic film like Chinatown (1974) was never going to be easy. How do you equal or surpass the original? Robert Towne, who wrote the first film, penned the next installment. However, the film’s original director, Roman Polanski,... 

Apocalypse Now: The Complete Dossier

August 15, 2006

Made only a few years after the Vietnam War ended, Apocalypse Now (1979) was Francis Ford Coppola’s ambitious fusion of Joseph Conrad’s novel Heart of Darkness and the madness of the American experience in that war. Riding high on the success of The...