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Details on New RESERVOIR DOGS DVD!!

I am – Hercules!!

All right ramblers, let's get rambling!

Another reason to look forward to the end of summer:

The 10th anniversary edition “Reservoir Dogs” DVD is due out Aug. 27. USA Today goes on and on about the inclusion of gorier ear-cutting shots, and it also offers this:

“Other extras include scenes of typical Tarantino banter; new interviews with all the principals, including one with real-life ex-con Eddie Bunker; and rare footage of key scenes rehearsed at a Sundance Directors' Lab workshop in 1991.

Neato! Read the whole USA Today blurb here.

Someone on another job is Mr. Purple! I am – Hercules!!





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  • May 24, 2002, 7:51 p.m. CST

    neither pulp nor jackie (due the week before dogs) have commenta

    by Brother Putney

    i wonder if this one will. why is QT suddenly NOT yakking his ass off?

  • May 24, 2002, 8:18 p.m. CST

    we need QT commentaries!!!!!!!

    by arkhan77

    this totally sucks. i hadn't bought Revervoir Dogs on dvd yet, holding out for an edition with a commentary. and Pulp Fiction just plain needs to have a commentary. say what you will about that movie, but its historical value alone warrants a commentary. QT is still the king, don't get me wrong, and nowhere does it say that a director HAS to do a commentary, but this still sucks.

  • May 24, 2002, 8:23 p.m. CST

    No commentaries?

    by Sabreman

    I can't believe that Tarantino wouldn't take the first opportunity to talk his way through one of his own films. It always surprised me that previous DVD releases of his films lacked commentaries, but I really thought he would have taken the 'trouble' for a 10th anniversary S.E.

  • May 24, 2002, 8:30 p.m. CST

    boycott this

    by Lelon

    i refuse to buy DVDs of movies i already own. they need to release special features the first time, or only release a supplmental dvd (and a much lower price)

  • May 24, 2002, 8:41 p.m. CST

    As Mr Pink says....

    by Chilli Kramer

    I'm very sorry that QT won't do your DVDs, that's fucked up. That ain't my fault. It would seem to me that viewers are one of the many groups the film industry fucks in the ass on a regular basis. Look, if you ask me to sign something that says that Hollywood shouldn't do that, I'll sign it, put it to a vote, I'll vote for it, but what I won't do is play ball. And as for this non-special feature bullshit I got two words for that: learn to fuckin' analyse it youself, 'cause if you're expecting QT to help out with comment you're in for a big fuckin' surprise.

  • May 24, 2002, 9:41 p.m. CST

    Reservoir Dogs has multiple commentaries

    by FortyWatto

    According to DavisDVD.com, anyway. If QT does one, expect to hear the word "alright" 5,473 times in the span of the film's 99 minutes.

  • May 24, 2002, 11:11 p.m. CST

    Stuck in the middle with you, an' I'm wonderin' what

    by Osmosis Jones

    I've got clowns to the left of me, jokers to the right, an' here I am, stuck in the middle with you!

  • May 24, 2002, 11:38 p.m. CST

    Screw you, hippie!

    by PattyOGreen

    What the hell is people's aversion to Jackie Brown?? Christ! It's my favorite of all the Tarantino movies thus far, and the one that I'm most excited about buying on DVD! Not that I'm *not* going to get the others as well, but the one I will be rewatching the most is Jackie Brown. Damn straight.

  • May 25, 2002, 12:03 a.m. CST

    "I bet you're a big Lee Marvin fan..."

    by Uncapie

    "Me too."

  • May 25, 2002, 12:47 a.m. CST

    but, he's told us nothing!

    by darth kubrick

    Is there or isn't there a commentary track? I almost hope there isn't one, because if he doesn't do one for 'dogs' then that means maybe he won't ever do them. It would suck for them to release these 3 movies (2 for the second time) and the do it all again when Quentin decides to talk. I was so looking forward to the Memento SE, and now reviewers are saying it sucks. I hate this. I think I'll just go see Star Wars again. Yoda is my hero.

  • May 25, 2002, 2:08 a.m. CST

    MGM has been releasing a ton of dvd's

    by Dolemite_fan

    and you'd think "Point Blank" would be one of them. If you go to tarantino.info you can see all of the covers except for Mr. Brown.

  • May 25, 2002, 4:53 a.m. CST

    Tarantino Commentary

    by Cardiff Giant

    Someone beat me to it, but yeah, QT did commentary with Robert Rodriguez on fDtD. He said at the beginning that he always said that he was going to do commentary for Dogs and Pulp, but that he could not force himself to sit through one of his own movies again.

  • May 25, 2002, 5:47 a.m. CST

    You gonna bark all day little doggy?

    by Rhett Butler

    Bring on a replacement for the current 'Jackie Brown' region 2 - Purrrrleeease! Imagine this... you get half way through the frickin' movie, the screen cuts to black, and a zero-talent animation of Mickey Mouse's hand 'visually indicates' to flip the disk - for part 2. I shit thee not.

  • May 25, 2002, 6:51 a.m. CST

    RESERVOIR DOGS COVER SHOTS

    by TarantinoWebsite

    hi all! cover shots to upcoming Reservoir Dogs SE's are available at www.tarantino.info the fucking shit about that is, that there'll be 5 DVD sets that are all the same expect the different colored covers. c ya!

  • May 25, 2002, 9:04 a.m. CST

    Ahhh, sweet nostalgia....

    by Almost Sexy

    I remember back in college, guys would go around all day quoting whole monologues from Reservoir Dogs and True Romance (another very under-rated film, and Tony Scott's best work, although I'm not sure that that's saying a whole lot...interesting that Tarantino fans never bring it up). Anecdotally speaking, I left my copy of Reservoir Dogs at home when I was moving to Washington (not on purpose, natch), and my dad brought it with him to dialysis one morning (not knowing what it was as he's not into film) so that the people in the treatment center would have something to watch. I can just picture all these 70 year olds strapped to these blood-filtration machines watching the Like a Virgin/Tipping monologues. They got about two minutes into it when the nurse stopped the tape. Everyone thought he had brought it on purpose, and no one there would speak to him for the next month. Hilarious!!

  • May 25, 2002, 9:11 a.m. CST

    funny indeed......... mr brown cover

    by TarantinoWebsite

    yeah thats a funny story..... lets imagine what would happen to seniors in this world if they'd all watch Pulp Fiction.... to the Mr Brown cover: i know it's not online at www.tarantino.info (the others are) but either I just couldn't find it or Artisan has just not yet published a shot of that one because as we know the Mr. Brown edition will be limited.

  • May 25, 2002, 9:25 a.m. CST

    Why shouldn't 'seniors' watch Tarantino films?

    by Chilli Kramer

    Some of these people have been through wars, and you think that they can't handle QT dialogue? My grandparents loved Resevoir Dogs and they're 70+. Look at those circumstances: People on dialysis machines aren't exactly going to mind the sight of blood now, are they?

  • May 25, 2002, 9:52 a.m. CST

    lelon is right....

    by darth vega

    i got burned in a similar way with the Kubrick collection that a bought a while ago....the quality was awful.. then, lo and behold, a year and a half later, the improved verson arrives.. we dvd owners need to put an end to this constant re-releasing of of dvds with better features...the studios are raping our wallets with this practice...i want to put my money into buying MORE movies, not more VERSIONS of the ones i already have...

  • May 25, 2002, 11:02 a.m. CST

    Chilli Kramer:

    by Almost Sexy

    Dear Mr. Kramer, all I can tell you is what my dad told me. And as for the blood, they never saw any, as they never got past the prologue. It's not a question of age per se, but of conventions and attitudes. My father was in World Was II, and I can truthfully inform you that he was not best pleased with the subject matter of the film. Nor, for that matter, was anyone else at the center on that day. I'm not trying to make a blanket generalization about film or age, just relating a true story about my kooky dad and his end-stage renal failure ways. But you also have to understand that this event took place in a sleepy backwater of a town populated by the most dreary humanity. I don't doubt that the unedited cut of Transformers the movie (and don't think that there isn't one) would have been more than adequate to send them over the edge.

  • May 25, 2002, 11:13 a.m. CST

    Almost Sexy:

    by Chilli Kramer

    It was actually Tarantino Website's remark ("lets imagine what would happen to seniors in this world if they'd all watch Pulp Fiction.... ") that I was reacting to. I was making a general statement about sweeping assumptions people have about the elderly, I wasn't trying to criticise your story, which I believe and wouldn't argue with. I was just saying that we shouldn't judge peoples tastes by their age, which you seem to understand from what you write in your 2nd post. No offence intended.

  • May 25, 2002, 11:50 a.m. CST

    If you really gots to see it...

    by Brother Putney

    ... the Mr. Brown cover is shown as part of the USA Today article. Apparently, that cover will be issued in limited quantities -- a sneaky way of enticing people (and e-bayers) to buy Brown, since Brown would otherwise be the Dog cover that sold the least (I'll personally be buying Orange or Pink, I think, though I would've prefered cover art that presented a proper poster). As for old people watching movies... I've always wanted to stage "Dogs" as a play but cast with nothing but elderly women, if only so I could hear a 78 year old granny say the line, "Piss on this fucking turd."

  • May 25, 2002, 12:53 p.m. CST

    Chilli Palmer Redux:

    by Almost Sexy

    Thank you for the clarification. Much appreciated. Way way off topic, but I was just considering how cool the casting director for True Romance must have been (whoever it was). I mean you've got Christian Slater, Patricia Arquette, Val Kilmer (as hallucinatory Elvis), Gary Oldman, Samuel L. Jackson, James Gandolfini, Dennis Hopper, Christopher Walken, Chris Penn, Tom Sizemore, Saul Rubinek, Michael Rapaport and even Bronson Pinchot from Perfect Strangers. Oh and that Brad Pitt guy too. That was probably the first time I saw a lot of those actors. That's still my favorite performance from Pitt. Wow. Try getting that cast together today. Gandolfini's performance was excellent too (although I've never seen that HBO show he does). Actually, maybe he was better in The Last Castle....

  • May 25, 2002, 2:46 p.m. CST

    well........ Reservoir Dogs.......

    by TarantinoWebsite

    ain't RD a classic? i mean.... that's what i read yesterday somewhere: "....this movie is about 10 years old and we're still discussing dialogues from it. imagine what we will experience while and after the release of kill bill." All that will start over again. all those tarantino-movie-comparisons, all the interpretations, articles, interviews, and so on. folks, just imagine what an AVALANCHE Kill Bill will start. I am personally blown off by the Kill Bill script, I can't wait for the movie. But when i think about all the stuff that has gathered on the internet for over 10 years now (all the websites, message boards etc...) i am really thinking: can the internet handle all the Kill Bill feedback??? ;-) i hope I can handle Kill Bill, because "i am trying ringo, i am trying real hard to be the..." webmaster of www.tarantino.info and I guarantee you guys that I will do my best to keep you informed and as soon as it is possible I will publish the script ( OF COURSE only when I don't get into trouble with Miramax). until then, be cool, all that discussion IN HERE you could also do at http://forum.tarantino.info , i'd be happy about that. be cool

  • May 25, 2002, 4:46 p.m. CST

    Lelon: boycott yourself.

    by BEARison Ford

    don't be such a whiner, i never bought any of tarantino's stuff on dvd because i was basically positive someday they'd release better versions of what was out there. common sense does wonders.

  • May 26, 2002, 12:59 a.m. CST

    Anyone else think of "Reservoir Dogs" when they tip a waitress?

    by NotchJohnson

    Anyone else here think of this movie when they have to leave a tip? Whether it's Denny's, Coco's, the local steakhouse, everytime that bill comes, I remember Lawrence Tierney...."whadda ya mean, you don't tip??....cough up a buck, you cheap bas****, I paid for your god**** breakfast..."

  • May 26, 2002, 2:07 a.m. CST

    also

    by BEARison Ford

    if you want to bitch about a dvd series, bitch about evil dead trilogy. how many fucking possible versions of that can they possibly release? and whats SUPER is that if they ever made a 4th sequel, i can guarantee even more

  • May 26, 2002, 2:18 a.m. CST

    "I got 2 words for you: learn to fuckin type"

    by Tall_Boy

    hehee. Reservior Dogs rawks. Too bad Quintin isn't down with the commentary track scene. Oh well. Gettin this one for SURE.

  • May 26, 2002, 2:20 a.m. CST

    erm, I mean 3 words . . . fuck, I'm tired

    by Tall_Boy

    hey, cut me some slack, I just got felated while watching Ep. II in the theatre. my brain isn't working right

  • May 26, 2002, 10:52 a.m. CST

    Question, Did Tarantino actually write Reservoir Dogs?

    by yoyokitty

    First I have to say that I love Pulp Fiction and can't wait for a special edition. I recall a while back a friend of mine had a laserdisk version with japanese subtitles. This version had commentaries, screen tests, promotional material and alternate tracks. This came out while the movie was still playing in theatres. IMHO they should just do a direct transfer from the laserdisk format to dvd. I have seen it done before on Aliens Special Edition. On another subject, I know some friends that are real Hong Kong cinema freaks. They have insisted that QT did not write Reservoir Dogs but blatantly copied word-for-word a movie called "City on Fire" (Don't know if this is the correct name). So naturally they consider QT a hack who uses other peoples movies to forward his own career and that he is an overrated director. I have never watched either movie so I can't say this is true. Can someone confirm this for me?

  • May 26, 2002, 1:58 p.m. CST

    "Only one thing to do in that case: shit in yer pants an' di

    by Caulfield

    Chili Kramer's post, "As Mr. Pink says", really cracked me up. I'm not getting into that stupid seniors argument tho. And as for the guy who mentioned City on Fire... well, I've never seen it, but the plot is the same as Reservoir Dogs and some people claim Tarantino copied off it; however, I seriously doubt that movie contains Quentin's kick ass dialogue, so it probably isn't a word-for-word rip-off. I actually heard City on Fire sucked balls.

  • May 26, 2002, 4:03 p.m. CST

    by stuart_bannerman

    Yes Res Dogs is a classic. But id much rather have a version where that overhyped muppet-head Tarantino is eliminated in the first 2 seconds of the film. And if there are new interviews that have this "story stealer" on, i wont be buying it. He is totally OVERrated.... My credit goes to Roger Avery for everything that Quention has ever done.

  • May 26, 2002, 4:59 p.m. CST

    "everybody steals from everybody, that's the movies."

    by Boris the Blade

    That "As Mr. Pink says" cracked me up as well... As far as City on Fire goes, its mediocre at best, just as all HK flicks are IMO. Did Woo, Hark, et al. do alot to reinvent the action genre, yes. But every HK flick I've seen has been heavy-handed, tacky, and had dialogue that would make Corman turn over in his grave...that is if he were wormfood. Did QT rip-off COF, probably. The scene were Keitel shoots through the cop car's windshield and the Mexican standoff are eerily similar. And one can argue the whole "cop infiltrating a gang to get at the boss" is a lift as well, but c'mon, then COF ripped off the tv show "Wise Guy".

  • May 27, 2002, 1:40 p.m. CST

    Kill Bill ain't a rip off........ and dogs ruled

    by TarantinoWebsite

    rubyfoul was right. Even if he ripped-off City On Fire, who cares? how many zillion movie ideas are copied? you can't count that. what counts is: is it a good movie or not? as for Kill Bill: while i am reading the script i am getting the idea of "goddamn, tarantino has really advanced from that shoot-out pop-art cinema writer to one goddman cool-ass movie writer". Kill Bill is more a novel than a script, and I seriously doubt he copied anybody on that one. BUT of course all his movies are inspired by other movies. And that's why "ezekiel 25 17" is so familiar to Chow Yun Fat fans ;_) wanna discuss that in a tarantino message board? head over to http://forum.tarantino.info that's the right place for it ;_) be cool

  • May 28, 2002, 2:09 p.m. CST

    The perfect day

    by kinekor

    I live in South Africa.I had heard about this movie Reservoir Dogs and was quite excited to see it.It was playing in one art cinema in town-but then i hear on the same day as the U.S. that Pulp Fiction is being released, Pulp Fiction is being played at a special sneak preview WAY before the official release date.So i book tickets for Dogs at 8:00pm and the Pulp Fiction sneak at 10:30.I invite my best female friend and we go to the double feature.....Holy Crap!Seeing 2 of my favourite movies of ALL TIME on the same day left me truely speechless.My female buddy loved both movies too.That probably ranks as one of my most perfect days ever.

  • May 28, 2002, 4:24 p.m. CST

    SWEET!

    by Sod Off Baldric

    Reservoir Dogs is one of my favorite movies, and Tarantino one of my favorite filmmakers (not to mention a personal hero). I will definitely be picking this one up.

  • May 28, 2002, 4:26 p.m. CST

    Oh...by the way...that comment about having made 65 films...

    by Sod Off Baldric

    The quote isn't from Quentin Tarantino...Michael Madsen said it.

  • May 29, 2002, 8:59 p.m. CST

    On the subject of Tarantino ripping of "City on Fire" ...

    by Pill-Box Hat

    Go here: http://www.impossiblefunky.com/qt/default.htm if you want to see a biased view on if Tarantino stole much of "City on Fire" for "Dogs." My opinion is out, as I haven't seen "City," but I am fairly suspicious now. To pay homage or do a remake is one thing, but to outright rip it off ... Well, look for yourself. Anyway, "Jackie Brown" and "Pulp Fiction" are much better works, though I do still like "Dogs."

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