Saturday, February 7, 2009

All the Young Dudes, Make Out With Each Other

"What? You mean this is seriously the best Miramax could do?"

How is it possible that "Velvet Goldmine," which first came out on DVD in the U.S. 10 years ago, hasn't been re-released with an anamorphically enhanced transfer? When I'm watching glam rockers played by Jonathan Rhys Meyers and Ewan McGregor paw at each other, it should go without saying that I want to see it in all its widescreen glory, dammit! I felt cheated when I rented "Goldmine" last night (having wrongly assumed the DVD had been upgraded somewhere along the line) and was treated to such a shoddy transfer. Miramax would never neglect a Kevin Smith movie like this, and Kevin Smith movies tend to majorly suck. It's a conspiracy, I tell you, and I'd call shenanigans on it if I knew shenanigans' phone number.

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