FINALLY, Brannagh’s version of Hamlet is coming out on DVD. Christ, it’s only been like ten years. The studio that made absolutely sure we had Basic Instinct 2 on DVD at the earliest possible moment sat on this masterpiece for a decade.
Of course, since it’s in 70mm, it’s a legitimate question of whether I should wait until a) the high-def DVD wars are over and one format triumphs; b) the price of the platers comes down. I’ve been thinking more and more about declaring a moratorium on DVD buying until the high-def fight is finished (of course, I’d have to have a high-def TV first). I hate buying movies six times.
Fortunately, the quality of movies being pooped out by Hollywood these days has cut by DVD purchases on its own.