Dr. Thompson's Motivational Posters
It's official: Stephen King has confirmed (per stephenking.com) that he is in the process of completing a sequel to his 1977 novel The Shining. Because why should George Lucas be the only one who gets to stomp all over his own beloved properties?
We all have our own opinions when it comes to film. And sure, most of us feel wholly justified in presenting them to the public whether they like it or not, but only a handful get paid to do it. Since I am not one of those people I am filled with resentment for the whole profession.
With my status as a cheapskate well established, the Mill Creek Entertainment box sets are pretty much a perfect match for me. This is the second installment of my journey through the "Chilling Classics" collection, which cost $15, which divides out to 30 cents per movie.
Mill Creek is the anti-Criterion. Founded in 2002, this company specializes in amassing largely forgotten public domain movies and random television shows into DVD box sets sold at bargain basement prices. You can find these collections packed into the checkout aisles and the bargain bins of just about any chain store that carries movies. The programming is presented in full frame, the transfer quality ranges from pretty OK to echhh and the discs boast zero special features. For a discerning cinephile such as the type I pretend to be, this company ought to be avoided like poison.