Badlands: Criterion Collection

March 21, 2013

Badlands (1973) was an auspicious debut from Terrence Malick. Based loosely on the real-life killing spree of Charles Starkweather and his girlfriend Caril Ann Fugate in 1958, Malick made his film independently and for little money. The end result is... 

Two-Lane Blacktop: Criterion Collection

January 4, 2013

In anticipation of its release later that year, Esquire magazine ran a substantial piece on Two-Lane Blacktop (1971) and boldly proclaimed it to be the best film of the year. Despite high praise from such a prestigious periodical, the studio refused to... 

Sam Peckinpah’s The Legendary Westerns Collection

March 7, 2006

Sam Peckinpah defines the word “maverick.” He came out of Hollywood with his own unique brand of filmmaking that often clashed with studio executives. This resulted in a career of tough, uncompromising movies that were either loved or hated – there... 

Stripes: Extended Cut

January 14, 2006

A general rule of film should be “that anything with Bill Murray in is worth a look.” That’s what Stripes brings; a comedy classic, from the early eighties, given the special edition treatment, starring Bill Murray, that is worth a look. A million... 

Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia

September 18, 2005

Sam Peckinpah spent his career fighting against the Hollywood studio system to make his own distinctive brand of films. Out of all the movies he made only on one was he given final cut privileges—Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia (1974), the epitome...