Monday, March 06, 2006

Metropolitan Finally Released on DVD

Finally, a mere 16 years after first seeing a promotional flyer for the movie at the Penn State Student Union on a lonely freshman Sunday night, Metropolitan has been rescued from the film legend scrapheap, and is available on DVD - complete with Scene Access (Yes!), French subtitles (c'est la merde!), rare outakes, etcetera. And, its a Criterion DVD no less. But $40 for a DVD? Apparently its the UHB edition... Fourierists like myself will need to take public transportation and check it out of the library.

Jane Clark: Why should we believe you over Rick? We know you're a hypocrite. We know your "Polly Perkins" story was a fabrication...
Nick Smith: A composite.
Jane Clark: Whatever. And, that you're completely impossible and out of control, with some sort of drug problem and a fixation on what you consider Rick Von Sloneker's wickedness. You're a snob, a sexist, totally obnoxious, and tiresome. And lately, you've gotten just weird. Why should we believe anything you say?
Nick Smith: I'm not tiresome.

What ever happened to Whit Stillman, who directed Metropolitan before creating Barcelona and then The Last Days of Disco? Apparently he's been living in Paris...


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