I am fucking jacked! Yeah, we know Criterion is going to release Lars von Trier’s masterpiece “Antichrist” and “The Thin Red Line” and “Night of the Hunter” are going to come out too. This is the latest “teaser” image from their newsletter that was sent out around noon today.
It’s been long rumored that Criterion was going to release a New Hollywood box set in the fall – word on the street is November. The titles of the New Hollywood box set are as followed:
- “Easy Rider”
- “The Last Picture Show”
- “Five Easy Pieces”
- “Drive, He Said”
- “A Safer Place”
- “King of Marvin Gardens”
What all these films have in common is that they were the start of the era that paved the way for the culture shock of the films of the 1970’s. Bob Raffelson who was the best filmmaker of that era not only directed some of these films, but he produced them all. The image itself shows monkees (the name of the actual image file is wackymonkees) riding a motorcycle. The image references not only “Easy Rider” but the film “Head” which was a film that started the musical group The Monkees.
The New Hollywood Box set will only be released as a set, and the films won’t get their own Criterion releases. I’m buying that fucking shit on Blu-Ray.
To me, this is more exciting than sex. Seriously.