Amazing Fake Criterion Collection Custom Blu-Ray Covers.

From Wikipedia:
The Criterion Collection (or simply Criterion) is a video-distribution company that sells “important classic and contemporary films” to film aficionados. The Criterion Collection is dedicated to gathering the greatest films from around the world and publishing them in editions of the highest technical quality, with supplemental features that enhance the appreciation of the art of film. Criterion is noted for helping to standardize the letterbox format for widescreen films, bonus features, and special editions for home video.”

I’ve always said that the fans design better movie posters and covers for DVDs and Blu-Rays and today I’d like to prove it.

Click To Enlarge these Custom-Made Criterion Collection Blu-Ray Covers for films that aren’t even part of The Criterion Collection!

Beetlejuice Blu Ray Cover

The Shining Blu Ray Cover

Eyes Wide Shut Blu Ray Cover

Goodfellas Blu Ray Cover

There Will Be Blood Blu Ray Cover

Metropolis Blu Ray Cover

Crumb Blu Ray Cover

The Last Temptation Of Christ Blu Ray Cover

Walk The Line Blu Ray Cover

American Psycho Blu Ray Cover

King Kong Blu Ray Cover

Kill Bill 1 Blu Ray Cover

Easy Rider Blu Ray Cover

The Great Dictator Blu Ray Cover

Gangs Of New York Blu Ray Cover

Jackie Brown Blu Ray Cover

The Departed Blu Ray Cover

A Night To Remember Blu Ray Cover

You can browse the actual Criterion Collection HERE.

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“The Local Stigmatic” (1990).

Here is your chance to see Al Pacino’s very rarely seen film, “The Local Stigmatic“. It’s particularly interesting as Pacino tries his hand at a…Cockney accent!
Yep.

From Wikipedia:
The Local Stigmatic is a film directed by David Wheeler and produced by and starring Al Pacino. It was filmed and edited during the late 1980s. It had a showing at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City in March 1990, but was never released theatrically. It was released on DVD as part of “The Al Pacino Box Set” in June 2007. The film is 56 minutes long. It follows the story of two British friends who spend their time walking about London discussing dog track racing. The Local Stigmatic is based on a stage play by Heathcote Williams.”

From Rotten Tomatoes:
“Two working-class Englishmen spend their free time arguing about greyhound-racing and Winston Churchill. They also read the papers, especially the gossip columns and Society pages. In a bar one day, they meet a film star who they’ve read about, and subject him to a savage, and apparently motiveless, beating.”

Enjoy!

Some Trivia For “The Local Stigmatic” Courtesy Of The IMDB:
* Al Pacino donated a copy to the Museum of Modern Art with the stipulation that it can only be shown with his permission. A small number of screenings have taken place since 1990. The film was not widely released until June 2007.

* Al Pacino and Paul Guilfoyle studied and examined the play for four years before they decided to make a film of it. When they finally decided to film it they spent four months rehearsing before it was finally shot. They approached the production of the film as if they were staging a play and wanted to avoid making it look too much like a film. Pacino deleted any shots looked too cinematic for his taste.

* Al Pacino, producer Michael Hadge and Joseph Maher co-starred in an Off-Broadway stage production of “The Local Stigmatic” in 1969.

* Filmed in 9 days.

* Legendary theatre producer and friend of Al Pacino, Joseph Papp was upset with Pacino for getting the film rights before he did. For many years, Papp had wanted to produce a film version of the play.

* Al Pacino began shooting exteriors for the film in 1984 while was in London doing a stage production of “American Buffalo”.

* Al Pacino strongly considered releasing the film after the success of Pulp Fiction because it is also about two nihilists.

* Director David F. Wheeler wanted Al Pacino to wear glasses throughout the film but Pacino did not want to. So they compromised by having Pacino’s character wear glasses only when he was reading.

* There are several different versions of the film since Al Pacino has continued to re-edit the film over the years.

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Gorgeous Portraits Of Movie Characters & Classic Shots.

I’d like to tell you all a little bit about the magnificent paintings of cinematic classics you’re about to see but unfortunately, I know almost nothing.

Here’s what I do know: The artist seems to be called Massimo Carnevale and…that’s it!

The Great Dictator (1940):
The Great Dictator 1940

Some Like It Hot (1959):
Some Like It Hot 1959

The Fearless Vampire Killers (1967):
The Fearless Vampire Killers 1967

Serpico (1973):
Serpico 1973

JAWS (1975):
JAWS 1975

Taxi Driver (1976):
Taxi Driver 1976

Saturday Night Fever (1977):
Saturday Night Fever 1977

Alien !1979):
Alien 1979

The Blues Brothers (1980):
The Blues Brothers 1980

The Elephant Man (1980):
The Elephant Man 1980

The Shining (1980):
The Shining 1980

Back To the Future (1985):
Back To The Future 1985

Brazil (1985):
Brazil 1985

Full Metal Jacket (1987):
Full Metal Jacket 1987

Point Break (1991):
Point Break 1991

The Silence Of The Lambs (1991):
The Silence Of The Lambs 1991

True Romance (1993):
True Romance 1993

The Crow (1994):
The Crow 1994

The Green Mile (1999):
The Green Mile 1999

Death Proof (2007):
Death Proof 2007

Bronson (2007):
Bronson 2007

Gran Torino (2008):
Gran Torino 2008

Machete (2010):
Machete 2010

Django unchained (2012):
Django Unchained 2012

There are a HELLUVA lot more of these wonderful paintings and they can be viewed HERE.
The original artist seems to have a blog HERE.

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The Soundtrack To My Life. 06/03/2013.

DJango

Record: “Django Unchained” (OST).
Artist: Various Artists.
Year: 2012.
Why You Should Get It…

A Fistful Of Dollars (OST)

Record: “A Fistful Of Dollars” (OST).
Artist: Ennio Morricone.
Year: 1964.
Why You Should Get It…

Ravenous (OST)

Record: Ravenous” (OST).
Artist: Damon Albarn & Michael Nyman.
Year: 1999.
Why You Should Get It…

A Haunting We Will Go-Go

Record: A Haunting We Will Go-Go.
Artist: The Ghastly Ones.
Year: 1998.
Why You Should Get It…

Liberated

Record: Liberated.
Artist: Mad Marge And The Stonecutters
Year: 2007.
Why You Should Get It…

Jerk Of All Trades

Record: Jerk Of All Trades
Artist: Lunachicks
Year: 1995.
Why You Should Get It…

Signed And Sealed In Blood

Record: Signed And Sealed In Blood.
Artist: The Dropkick Murphys.
Year: 2013.
Why You Should Get It…

Natural Born Killers

Record: Natural Born Killers (OST).
Artist: Various Artists.
Year: 1994.
2 Reasons Why You Should Get It…

Wish You Were Here

Record: Wish You Were Here.
Artist: Pink Floyd.
Year: 1975.
Why You Should Get It…

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“Back To The Future” I & II Comparison.

Cinematic trivia utterly fascinates me. It’s mostly what I use the internet for and this little nugget from “Back To The Future: Part II” always impressed me:

Claudia Wells (Jennifer in “Back To The Future“) was unable to reprise her role as she had stopped acting because her mother had been diagnosed with cancer. Elisabeth Shue was then cast as Jennifer, and all the closing shots of “Back To The Future” were re-shot for the beginning of this film.”

“Back To The Future” and “Back To The Future: Part II” were shot roughly 4 years apart and Michael J. Fox visibly aged a little.

Folks, we didn’t have Youtube while I was growing up but I’m glad we do now because…

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