For the Tarantino-Obsessed
El Cosmico here with a quick blurb for your asses...
This is George Newman reporting from U-62 on some great Tarantino/Reservoir Dogs related info I plucked from the bowels of the most recent BRANDWEEK Magazine (12/4/00 pg.20):
"The 2001 fourth quarter DVD/video 10th anniversary release of Quentin Tarantino's last name-only film Reservoir Dogs will also see ancillary licensed collectibles catering to aficionados of hard-core guyfare: Mini statuettes from Mezco Toyz, Giant merchandising apparel, posters from Import Images, Biodomes headwear, and wall scrolls and action figures (!) from Palisades Marketing."
I can't wait to make my little plastic Harvey Keitel weep like a bitch.
Over and out,
George Newman, U62
Right on, Georgie-boy. Nothing better than violent toys for the kiddies! Maybe there'll be a home disfigurement kit! That would RULE!
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Dec. 12, 2000, 3:01 p.m. CST
by Kiwi Man
So what would look more badass, my Dogs toys or my Warcraft 2 toys? :)
Dec. 12, 2000, 3:19 p.m. CST
are my DVDs and their player. Any word on a special edition disc of this film?
Dec. 12, 2000, 3:30 p.m. CST
A few months back I signed an online petition for McFarlane to consider doing some Fight Club figures. There seemed to be lots of other names on it. Anyone have any info on that? If he can do SlapShot (good movie but.....come on. What's next? Sculpts of Gabe Kaplan in Fish That Saved Pittsburgh?), surely he can crank out a Durden or a Bobby Paulsen. P.S. Not that you care but my name is DurdenFudgepackerSuperstar w/o vowels. Thank you.
Dec. 12, 2000, 3:43 p.m. CST
I can't believe it's been ten years since this movie came out! It feels like a few months. I don't know what's more depressing, Tarantino having made only three films in a decade or how fast that decade went by.
Dec. 12, 2000, 3:54 p.m. CST
by Studio Lackey
I can't wait for my "tortured cop" action figure with detachable ear!!
Dec. 12, 2000, 4:24 p.m. CST
by Easy Rider
I love that goddamn line.*lol* Still can't believe it's been almost ten years since this film hit screens. You know what's scarier? Two years after that "Pulp Fiction" will be ten years old and Travolta will probably celebrate it with another "Battlefield Earth" sequel. Amazing how time flies......
Dec. 12, 2000, 4:30 p.m. CST
by Wee Willie
I suddenly feel very, very old.
Dec. 12, 2000, 7:21 p.m. CST
I just wonder if this dvd will have anything that my current dvd version doesn't. If not, what's the f**king point. There are thousands of quality films out there just begging to be remastered and released to the dvd market, yet studios are intent on releasing the same ones over and over with a little more each time. Don't get me wrong, I'm as excited about the double Se7en dvd as anyone else, and lord knows the T2 Ultimate is exceptional. But do we really need a double dvd of the Faye Dunaway classic Supergirl. Maybe someone does, but it sure ain't anyone that I know. It seems that they will continue to release the same film repeatedly until people stop buying it. I'm sure that Lucus and Speilberg couldn't be happier about this trend, but most dvd consumers I know (including myself) are not. This is my own personal plea to the studios, do it right the first time, and stop trying to con us out of our hard earned dvd buying bucks. DVD's which are not available that should be: -Deceiver -Jackie Brown *a few recent ones off the top of my head* (feel free to add to this list)
Dec. 12, 2000, 8:53 p.m. CST
by MOVIE WRITER
Will there be a removable ear action figure copper? That would be cool.
Dec. 12, 2000, 9:28 p.m. CST
If you live near a comicbook shop you can ask to see their PREVIEWS order catalog for feb 2001 and get a awesome Reservoir Dog T-shirt. I have mine ordered already:).
Dec. 12, 2000, 10:31 p.m. CST
Mr. Brown action figure with hostages! Don't touch the alarm bell! Jewelry store sold seperately.
Dec. 12, 2000, 10:31 p.m. CST
I've got ten bucks that say that these so-called action figures are going to be poorly-painted non-poseable statuettes. Like White and Pink aiming their guns at each other, standing on some cheap plastic rectangular base, completely static (and why bother since we all have posters of that shot anyway?) And it's going to cost $29.95. Here's hoping that McFarlane will come out with a Vincent & Jules Two-Pack. (I'd buy that in a heartbeat.)
Dec. 13, 2000, 8:33 a.m. CST
If I remember correctly, in the interview with Tarantino that ran on this site by Quint or Moriarty or someone, Tarantino said that someone is working on DVDs for PULP FICTION and JACKIE BROWN for release in 2001. I don't completely recall Reservoir Dogs mentioned.... until this article. So I was terribly excited about that DVD news when I heard it. Maybe someone can find the article I'm speaking of on this site to back me up. IOt was about 6 months ago (?). I think AICN should have MORE DVD related updates for us all!!!!!! Out.
Dec. 13, 2000, 11:45 a.m. CST
fluffhead is right. These studios gouge us with crap like Species 2 special edition. Who the hell would want either of them. As far as stuff like Boogie Nights being released nine times it's a great film but who the hell out there is screaming "I don't want extras give me the regular one!!!" With a dvd you can have the option of lbox or not so the casual viewer who would get pissed if he bought a lbox video would have both versions. No one is harmed by having just ONE version with all the extras so while I see the need for Special Editions in video it makes no sense in DVD EXCEPT to gouge us!!! I will wait the extra six months for them to make a definitive DVD if they don't come out with a more defining DVD in 12 months! Just take as much time as you need and put out the best DVD possible the first time. Look at Dogma...here is the normal one for all the schmucks (again if someone is shelling out 30 bucks are they gonna COMPLAIN about extras) and here is the 6 hour expanded version for the same price 1 year later. Now pay twice sucker. This ain't Smiths fault but y'know what? People need to do something about this!! I don't see two versions of T2 on DVD (am I wrong?) Cameron made sure he put out just the one GOOD one. He could have put out the regular release and gouged us but instead he combined them in one DVD cause he (and Artisan) is cool to his fans. We need to stand up and take people to task as consumers or the gouging will continue. Artists are the quickest to get rallied around a cause (see Rage against the Machine an Napster) like this so I suggest an assault on Directors and let them reign in the studios. This has to stop.
Dec. 13, 2000, 12:29 p.m. CST
by the chad
T2 has been out on dvd for 2 years before the re-release. Self proclaimed "King of the world" JC rooked us all into buying the first one by doing a first class transfer with no extras, much like he did on Titanic, with the full intent on a future re-issue. But at least he made it worth our greenbacks.
Dec. 13, 2000, 12:55 p.m. CST
did he do the same with Aliens trilogy. Either way I like the rereleases but it should be done right once. And Cameron doesn't rook fans like Lucas atleast the DVD for T2 has more than the laserdisc and Titanic SE probably won't be out for a real long time...
Dec. 13, 2000, 5:25 p.m. CST
It is about time SOMEBODY on this site besides me mentioned UHF, God of all comedy films. Good work, but where our UHF figures?? I want a Stanley Spadowski!
Dec. 15, 2000, 4:48 a.m. CST
by pogo on my own
Dec. 15, 2000, 9:08 a.m. CST
okay, okay, sure Reservoir Dogs was kind of cool... rather derivative, but entertaining, and pulp fiction was okay, accept the postmodernism-for-morons thing played itself out real quick... everything else he has put his hand to has completely sucked, however... so, i'm confused... why do people hail his "genius" when he's a third-rate hack who steals all of his ideas? can you help me out?
Dec. 15, 2000, 3:48 p.m. CST
To clarify for you, those of us who adore Tarantino's 3 directorial efforts do so for several reason, the least of which is because he is a third rate hack (a first rate hack? maybe.). It is clearly evident that Quentin has a gift for dialogue. It is very free-flowing,well versed, sarcastic, and can be both hilarious in it's irelevence and shocking in its dramality. Although several of the images he uses have been criticized as being lifted from other influences, it is how the influences are applied to the said work that makes them so attractive. Tarantino pays homage to his influences with his visuals, and since many viewers aren't as versed in film as Quentin, we are being treated to these visuals for the first time. One may call him a hack for this, but I commend his combination of influence and originality. It is Tarantino's use of stunning music, his quick dialogue, his beautiful vision that tie tgether to create all of his 3 films. Most any films fans can grow to appreciate Tarantino's 3 gifts to the filmworld. His influence has been hacked itself, but his originality will remain true. Hope that helps to explain why I, and so many other fans, appreciate the wondrous work that Tarantino puts out. Any comments?
Dec. 17, 2000, 5:32 p.m. CST
Why is it always so important to people to point out that Tarantino is a bad director? Do you actually think that anyone cares what your reasons for his lack of directorial ability are? Man, that's arrogant. - Nick
Dec. 17, 2000, 7:21 p.m. CST
by ben murphy
Amen Buck Swoke. I think it's damn hard to deny Tarantino's brilliance.
May 25, 2002, 2:48 p.m. CST
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
July 4, 2002, 1:50 p.m. CST
by The Highlander
Tim Roth makes a star turn as Mr Orange and Harvey Keitel is cooler than than ever in this stonker of a film.
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