The Monkees' Head is one of several pop culture films from the 1960s to get the deluxe Blu-ray treatment.
The Criterion Collection has announced the label will release a major collection on Blu-ray. Here are the details:
Like the rest of America, Hollywood was ripe for revolution in the late sixties. Cinema attendance was down; what had once worked seemed broken. Enter Bob Rafelson, Bert Schneider, and Steve Blauner, who knew that what Hollywood needed was new audiences—namely, young people—and that meant cultivating new talent and new ideas. Fueled by money made from their invention of the superstar TV pop group the Monkees, they set off on a film-industry journey that would lead them to form BBS Productions, a company that was also a community. The innovative films produced by this team between 1968 and 1972 are collected in this box set—works created within the studio system but lifted right out of the countercultural id, and that now range from the iconic (Easy Rider, Five Easy Pieces, The Last Picture Show) to the acclaimed (The King of Marvin Gardens) to the obscure (Head; Drive, He Said; A Safe Place).
Sly Stallone still harbors dreams of bringing the life story of Edgar Allan Poe to the screen.
In an interview with MTV's Josh Horowitz, Sylvester Stallone rejects suggestions that he resurrect Rambo one more time, saying the much-beleaguered hero has earned the right to a rest. However, he did confirm that he is proceeding with his decades-long plan to bring the story of Edgar Allan Poe to the screen. Stallone is hoping he'll be able to direct either Robert Downey Jr or Johnny Depp in the role. "I will direct it, but it's never gonna live up to the hype," he said. He jokingly added, "No matter what I do it's going to bomb, totally. Totally! When you've been talking about something for 30 years, it's impossible [to live up to those expectations]." For more click here
Cammie King Conlon, who played Bonnie, the ill-fated daughter of Scarlett O'Hara and Rhett Butler in Gone With the Wind died earlier this week at age 76. She largely retired from show business as a child, but did provide the voice of Faline in Disney's Bambi. Ironically, she had spoken by phone with GWTW star Olivia de Havilland just before her death. For more click here