Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Death of a Cyclist...Coming on DVD!

A Reason to Live!

Some day my prints will come...and that day is in April 2008. That's when Juan Antonio Bardem's politically charged 1955 melodrama Death Of A Cyclist (Muerte de un Ciclista) - a tale of adultery, manslaughter and blackmail that was also a thinly veiled attack on Franco-era Spanish society - is set to be released by the good folks at Criterion. This beautiful black-and-white classic stars the luminous Lucia Bose and works the I Know What You Did Last Summer guilt trip angle to perfection.

I don't care what Nietzche says, there IS a God. And on the 8th day, he created the Criterion Collection.