This week, we look at Blu-Rays of horror classics Lifeforce and Phantasm II, one of Steven Spielberg's most underrated films, Empire of the Sun, the metal and cardboard documentary Skull World, and the bizarre worlds of Stoker and Spring Breakers.
Dork Shelf talked to famed Korean director Chan-Wook Park (Oldboy) about where his desire to tell such dark stories springs from, why he selected Stoker for his North American debut, the casting process, his identifying with the work of Alfred Hitchcock, and his study of film criticism and philosophy.
Enter for a chance to win one of five pairs of passes to an advance screening of Stoker in Vancouver (on March 13th) or Calgary (on March 20th) courtesy of Dork Shelf and Fox Searchlight,
If Hitchcock was still alive he very well could have made Stoker, but with corpse reanimation still just a beautiful dream, Chan-wook Park fills the portly silhouette nicely. That’s high praise indeed and thankfully both the man and the film deserve it.
Enter for a chance to win one of five pairs of passes to see an advance screening of Stoker in Toronto on Thursday, February 28th at 7:00pm, courtesy of Dork Shelf and Fox Searchlight.