Tuesday, April 11, 2023

Quote of the Day

"The movie is going to be seen how it was meant to be seen: with a bunch of drunk, hot people,... At Sundance earlier this year, Jimmy said to me that someone once told him, ‘When me and my girlfriend were watching Doom Generation, as soon as it was over, we had to go back to our condo and fuck.’ For me, that’s a five-star review.”

-- That's The Doom Generation director Gregg Araki talking (the Jimmy he mentions is James Duval, the film's star) about the new 4K restoration I told you was hitting screens here in NYC last week, and then spreading out like an STD from there. (Here is the trailer.)

Read the entire chat here, although the most important bit of information comes in the introduction where we're told that Nowhere, Araki's 1997 film that makes up another third of his "Teenage Apocalypse Trilogy" (along with Totally Fucked Up) is also getting restored and that will play in theaters this fall! And that there are actually "hopeful" plans for a Criterion boxed-set ahead!

Y'all! This is the thing, The Thing, that I have spent half my fucking life hollering for! if this indeed comes to pass I don't know what I'll hoot and holler about after this. Maybe I'll have to like, go do charity-work or some shit now. Bogus!

1 comment:

John Wintemute said...

I’m a long time reader of your blog but rarely have commented. I hope you don’t mind but I posted a link to your article/blog to the /Criterion subreddit.