Senior HTF Member
- Feb 1, 2000
Themes would have been great but too late for that after we already have two box sets.I finally saw OLIVER! recently and it left me fairly cold (even as a lover of Roadshow Musicals). Only Ron Moody and Jack Wild stood out and the last part is a slog with a very unsatisfying climax. I adore Oliver Reed but he's just one-scary note here. I find Lester to be not particularly engaging. Wild is the real star and pity he didn't get bigger. He was always game on PUFNSTUF.
STRIPES is my favorite 80s Bill Murray and I just like the vibe plus Warren Oates. The opening of the film with Ramis and Murray as down and out New Yorkers should have been its own movie. But 4k? Ok.
These sets are just too random. At least do themes.
I think that the unifying theme is really just that the movies in these box sets have been successful for Sony / Columbia (Tristar) and/or were critically praised, that's it
Everything else like visual / photographic excellence, thematic or genre similarities or even release date based grouping was probably never intended and it certainly is a valid approach considering the sales of both the first and the second box set.