Before I utter a damn word in relation to this week's DVD releases, I must demand nothing less than rapturous applause for Mat Brewster, who did a marvelous job bringing the scripture to you good folks throughout my two-week absence, during which I was submerged in a tank at the bottom of the ocean with only Naked Lunch on audio-book for to keep me company.
Who knew heroin-binges and buggery could sound so sleazy?
Also, I must alert you to the following;
The Sandlot, a fondly-remembered family flick from 1993 concerning the teenagers and the friendship and the baseball, has gone ahead and spawned a sequel. You'll be glad to hear that The Sandlot 2 is available on DVD right the hell now, and I feel it only fair to fling the following featurette type deals in your direction, should you be itching for some tasters of said follow-up.
So there you go. Thanks to Matt Paprocki for the heads up.
Now, a horrific truth to be unveiled - This week is pretty crappy, to be honest, unless you're a big James Dean or Steve McQueen fan. The Duke being neither, especially, I'll have to soothe myself with the two DVD purchases that fell into my head-space yesterday;
To wit - I finally tracked down Quills, and not only was it as good as I remembered, but better, if anything. In addition, Jandek On Corwood arrived in the mail-box on Tuesday morning. I'll be damned if it wasn't absolutely wonderful, is the crux of my thinking regarding the Jandek picture. There'll be an incisive critique of both flicks sometimes in the near-future, more than likely.
In the meantime, here's a handful of DVD's from this week's schedule that you may or may not find appealing.
Tomorrow's Children / Test Tube Babies
Two separate releases, but two that compliment each other perfectly, I'd wager. Tomorrow's Children is a brilliantly camp Crane Wilbur picture from 1934, concerning the grisly matter of Forced Sterilization. A young woman fights against the horrific procedure, whilst the advocates point out how much imbecility, alcoholism and general craziness there is in her family tree. Cut that tree down now, they demand, before any more drunken loons can be spawned from tween the legs.