In addition to the Oscar stash I won (read all about it and weep; those Oscar pool movies will get a notation in This Week, as to whether I end up keeping them or giving them away next year), I also added some DVDs to my collection: Weird Science, the original Solaris, and Paddle to the Sea.
when it came out last year, and I don't want to repeat myself, so what else can I say now that I've seen it again on DVD? Well, let's talk about the 60s feels, for one thing. Guy Ritchie really does pay homage to the era visually, with Technicolor shades and fun split screen activity, and in the sound as well... I should check out that soundtrack. And then there are the stunts, which the lone DVD featurette explore, a lot of them more practical than you'd think. As much as possible, they had the leads sitting in the actual vehicles, which your eye associates with trickery today, but I was surprised to see how much of that material was done for real, with the help of special rigs, but nonetheless, physically not digitally. And I'll end with an appeal for a follow-up, as I did last time. These are characters I want to see work together again.