SPACEY’S HAN SOLO!
Saturday Night Live clip, with Kevin Spacey as Christopher Walken, auditioning for the role of Han Solo in Star Wars. Bonkers genius. Watch here
Three-disc Region 1 set from the Criterion Collection of Terry Gilliam’s Kafka-style sci-fi fable, includes a brand new director’s cut, commentaries and docs.
NEW SOUTH PARK!
From the latest batch of new episodes; the boys enter the nerdy world of online computer gaming. Watch here
THE WINTER OF FRANKIE MACHINE!
The new novel from Don Winslow, about a retired hitman brought back into the game. De Niro’s slated to star in the movie version.
Acehot bootleg, with the Apocalypse Now soundtrack laid over the top of Disney’s Winnie-The-Pooh movie, finally comes to You Tube. Watch here
LEEDS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL!
Among the 350 films screening between Nov 2 – 12 are Hollywoodland (see opposite), plus docs on the American Hardcore scene and Leonard Cohen. www.leedsfilm.com
THE DEER HUNTER SE!
Mau! Mau! Didi mau! The main sell for this 2-disc Special Edition is the exclusive commentary from director Michael Cimino. Out now from Optimum Classics.
BATTLE OF THE BANDS!
Album covers! Fighting each other! Genius animation. Check it out here: Watch here
NEW CORMAC McCARTHY NOVEL!
The All The Pretty Horses author’s latest; a man and his son travel through a post-nuclear landscape in search of the ocean.
ROGER DALTRY IN CSI!
The Who provide the opening music for the three shows in the CSI TV franchise, now Rog himself is to star in the show’s mothership series – CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. Anyone remember Lisztomana..?