TOP 10 CHOSEN IN POLL CONDUCTED AHEAD OF NEW 'BLOW OUT' BLU-RAY
Phantom Of The Paradise has topped a list of top 10 Brian De Palma films at Arrow Video's "Video Deck" blog. The eleven voters included Kim Newman, whose book Nightmare Movies analyzes De Palma's work in its "Auteurs" section. Here's the full list (visit the Arrow blog to read their blurbs for each film)--
1. Phantom Of The Paradise
2. [Tie] Blow Out
5. [Tie] The Untouchables
[Tie] Body Double
7. [Tie] Scarface
[Tie] Dressed To Kill
9. [Tie] Carlito's Way
Arrow's Blow Out Blu-Ray is out tomorrow, and DVD Beaver's Gary Tooze has provided a very helpful comparison between it and the Criterion edition that came out two years ago. He says the picture is a little brighter on the Arrow edition, which definitely holds its own against Criterion's. However, as each one has its own bevy of wonderful extras, it seems more than worth it to own both.
Meanwhile, Tomas Lucien has posted an audiovisual remix of Carlito's meeting with Lalin from Carlito's Way that gets pretty crazy towards the end.