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2007 Stories by Jordan Harper

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  • Pause & Rewind

    published December 27, 2007

    Blade Runner: The Final Cut (Warner Bros.) — It's the collector's-set briefcase that seals the deal, a gunmetal-gray case that... More >>

  • Killer Climax

    published December 13, 2007

    The Bourne Ultimatum (Universal) The final installment in the Bourne-again trilogy is the one in which the CIA assassin's true... More >>

  • A Bitter End

    published November 1, 2007

    No End in Sight (Magnolia) Charles Ferguson's debut doc, easily the most important in a year full of notable fact-gathering... More >>

  • The Boys Are Back

    published October 25, 2007

    Directors Series: Stanley Kubrick (Warner Bros.) Most of the old Kubrick DVDs were crap: full-screen editions with poor... More >>

  • Genuine Fake Robots

    published October 18, 2007

    Transformers (DreamWorks) No doubt, Michael Bay's slam-bang action-figure commercial doesn't play nearly as well on TV, no matter how... More >>

  • You'll Laugh Dying

    published October 11, 2007

    You Kill Me (Genius) Funny thing seeing Philip Baker Hall in You Kill Me, as he's already played the role of a... More >>

  • Fist Things First

    published October 4, 2007

    Caligula: Imperial Edition (Penthouse) (Spoiler alert: Fisting!) One day back in the swingin' '70s, somebody mentioned... More >>

  • Special Delivery

    published September 27, 2007

    Knocked Up (Universal) Apparently, as Judd Apatow was making Knocked Up, he was also prepping for its DVD... More >>

  • Feeling Feverish?

    published September 20, 2007

    Saturday Night Fever: 30th Anniversary Special Collector's Edition (Paramount) For all its camp-classic status as the ultimate... More >>

  • Legs to Spare

    published September 13, 2007

    The Graduate: 40th Anniversary Edition (MGM) Fifteen years after its last home-video commemorative edition (extras... More >>

  • Seasons in the Sun

    published September 6, 2007

    The Office: Season Three (Universal) After a shaky first season and a better-with-every-episode second, The Office... More >>

  • They Killed the Dog

    published August 30, 2007

    Year of the Dog (Paramount Vantage) It's just about the First Commandment of Hollywood: Don't kill the dog. So it's a... More >>

  • The Sympathetic Spy

    published August 23, 2007

    The Lives of Others (Sony) Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck's film, easily the best of last year, exists on many levels:... More >>

  • Keeping the Meter Running

    published August 16, 2007

    Taxi Driver: Collector's Edition (Sony) "Listen, you fuckers, you screwheads: Here is a man who would not take it anymore."... More >>

  • Elvis Is Everywhere

    published August 9, 2007

    Bubba Ho-tep Limited Edition (MGM) Intentional camp is difficult to do well. It's a contradiction that usually comes off... More >>

  • Fuzz Busters

    published August 2, 2007

    Hot Fuzz (Universal) The second feature from writer-director Edgar Wright and writer-star Simon Pegg (Shaun of the... More >>

  • Cold War Reheated

    published July 19, 2007

    Red Dawn: Collector's Edition (MGM) John Milius' 1984 war pic was a mighty bonkers release even back then; not since the... More >>

  • When He Was Small

    published July 5, 2007

    Chancer: Series 1 (Acorn) Available solely in the U.K. for years, this is a small-time release featuring a modestly... More >>

  • Crackers & Cheese

    published June 28, 2007

    Black Snake Moan (Paramount) The best place to see Craig Brewer's mash-up of blood-boiling exploitation elements would... More >>

  • Maybe Too Hard

    published June 21, 2007

    Die Hard Collection (Fox) You don't need to watch the included preview of Live Free or Die Hard to know it's... More >>

  • Beat the Crowd

    published June 14, 2007

    Glastonbury (THINKFilm) Only a Julien Temple concert doc would get the R rating -- for nudity (male, mostly, and not... More >>

  • Cannibal Corpse

    published May 31, 2007

    Hannibal Rising (Weinstein) Pointless beyond belief, Hannibal Rising serves more as a cautionary tale than horror... More >>

  • Good Clean Smut

    published May 24, 2007

    Porky's: The Ultimate Collection (Fox) When writer-director Bob Clark was killed by a drunk driver in April, the obits... More >>

  • More Shriek Than Shrek

    published May 17, 2007

    Pan's Labyrinth (New Line) Guillermo Del Toro has made a career of mixing slam-bang special effects (Hellboy,... More >>

  • Hitchcock on Holiday

    published May 10, 2007

    To Catch a Thief: Special Collector's Edition (Paramount) Starring Cary Grant as a cat burglar and Grace Kelly as a... More >>

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