Link Dump #5: W., Stars, Vampire Weekend, and Criterion Blu-Ray

W., un film de Oliver Stone


If this trailer (for Oliver Stone’s W.) were just a joke, it would be a great joke. We’ll see what happens with the movie.

Music Video: Stars/”Bitches in Tokyo”

“This is what you’re worried about: something called The New York Dolls.”


Music Video: Vampire Weekend/”Oxford Comma”

It’s probably too soon for the Wes Anderson homage videos, but whatever.

Criterion Collection, High-Definition Division

240_chungking.jpgSpeaking of Wes Anderson, The Criterion Collection has just announced details on its November (delayed from October) opening salvo of Blu-ray Disc releases, and it’s a doozy. Bottle Rocket. Chungking Express. (Swoon.) The Third Man. The Man Who Fell to Earth. And The Last Emperor. Five solid selections from five great directors — and two films (the one with Faye Wong and the one with Orson Welles) that I absolutely adore. I am so there.

Criterion’s Double Life of Véronique DVD

359_box_348x490.jpgBecause I’m a big ol’ geek, the best news I got all week is that The Double Life of Véronique — the first Krzysztof Kieslowski movie I ever saw (and, probably not coincidentally, my favorite) — is coming to DVD through the auspices of The Criterion Collection. It will have a boatload of extras. My heart leaped into my throat when I saw that someone at (second post on this page) had posted a frame grab from an existing (European) Véronique DVD put out by MK2 that had the color all wrong. (I saw it three times on its original theatrical release, and at no point was the image out-and-out green as it seems to be on the MK2 disc.) But I trust Criterion has got it right. (Thanks, Criterion! Usually, I have to break down and buy an import version of a favorite movie before you’ll announce its domestic release.)