DVD Tuesday: ALERT! New Andy Kaufman DVD!
When the subject is Andy Kaufman, people seem to divide into two fairly distinct camps: those brilliant few who recognize him as a comic genius years ahead of his time and the fucking idiots who should probably be put to sleep by the government. While Andy Kaufman: World Inter-Gender Wrestling Champion doesn't offer anything new to the devoted Kaufman-phile, it does package it all together nicely. Buy it for a friend or your mom today! Better yet, start an inter-gender wrestling club in your local community! I know I am, girls!
While many went to see The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus to ghoulishly watch Heath Ledger's final performance, I went because attention must be paid to Terry Gilliam. He has had his share of misses (see, uh, this and this), but there's never any doubt that here is a director fully committed to his vision. Given that Amateur is one of my favorite films of the last twenty years, the Possible Films shorts collection is high on my list. I love that somewhere somehow someone thought the best name for the movie was Transylmania. FTW!
Andy Kaufman World Inter-Gender Wrestling Champion
The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus
Five Minutes of Heaven
Fugitive Kind (Criterion Collection)
Ride With the Devil (The Criterion Collection)
Why We Laugh
Possible Films Volume 2, New Short Films by Hal Hartley
Wholphin: Issue 10
William Kunstler: Disturbing the Universe
The Barbara Stanwyck Collection
Vamp Vixens: Vamp Bangers Go Wild!