Moonrise Kingdom has apparently been delayed a month, if you’re into that sort of thing. Originally slated for August, but with no box art, it reappeared with this set of releases for September. Meanwhile, despite losing the rights to older Merchant Ivory films, resulting in some of them (such as Howards End) going out of print, A Room With a View is getting a Blu-Ray edition. There’s also a one-two punch of Bruce Beresford films, both with cover artwork from the great Sean Philips (Criminal, The Fade Out, Fatale), and an early Krzysztof Kieślowski film, pre-Three Colors.
A GREAT MONTH. GREAT! The double-feature of the two most notable The Killers adaptations finally gets a Blu-Ray release, along with Hiroshima mon amour, Alain Resnais’ postwar cross-cultural love story, and one of Daniel Day-Lewis’ earliest films, My Beautiful Laundrette. Also included, though with no box art so far, is Wes Anderson’s Moonrise Kingdom, a movie I hated.
No new Eclipse set, unfortunately, but I guess at this point it’s best to not expect them and instead just be pleasantly surprised at their rare appearances.
Directed by Wes Anderson, as if you couldn’t already tell from this image.
I’m not a fan of Wes Anderson. The only film of his I’ve seen was Moonrise Kingdom, which I didn’t like for the most part. While I enjoyed the scenes with adults, the scenes with the kids were too overbearingly precious and twee, which are in fact the most common criticisms levied against Anderson in general.
The Grand Budapest Hotel has me rethinking my position.