Oh Christmas sales, what have you done? So I got a truck load of DVDs this week, including Chef, Blue Jasmine, Edge of Tomorrow (or however they want to call it now), Adventures in Time and Space, Fargo Season 1, Orange Is the New Black Season 1, The Newsroom Season 2, the Harry Potter Collection (long been a Potter denier, but at 3$ a movie, I could catch up on my pop culture) and on a suggestion for daily reviews some time in the future, all 9 seasons of the X-Files, the 2 films, and 3 seasons of Millennium (hey, same world, and Lone Gunmen is slower to come from another seller). And may God have mercy on my soul. At least it was all on the cheap. Also got a couple of geekery-related shirts, because I need to renew my wardrobe, if not my overall man-child look.
Astronaut Wednesday? I watched Moon again. A film well worth revisiting. You can find my original capsule review HERE.
HERE. The DVD release has more to offer, thankfully. Who expert Tony Hadoke juggles a large revolving cast of guests on the commentary track, including William (Ian) Russell, Carole Ann (Susan) Ford, Joe (2nd Sensorite) Greig, Martyn (1st Human) Huntley, Giles (2nd Human) Phibbs, director Frank Cox, designer Raymond Cusick and make-up designer Sonia Markham. Hadoke also stars in a featurette where he goes looking for the mysterious writer of The Sensorites, Peter R. Newman. So little is known about this man, Toby doesn't expect much and is surprised by his success. It's all rather poignant to see history reach out to us through this investigation. A highlight. There's also a short piece on vision mixing, a pieces shorter still on the Sensorite voices, and the usual production note subtitles and photo gallery.
Hyperion to a Satyr posts this week:
Other Hamlets: What Shakespeare Says About Coca-Cola