The best art makes you feel like you're on drugs without doing drugs. French Fantastic Planet is a prime example of psychoactive film, featuring Dalí-esque surrealism, masterful cutout stop-motion animation, and a cosmic jazz soundtrack. The downside? Finding a copy of the movie at a reasonable price is basically impossible. Until today, that is. Criterion have restored the film, re-translated the English subtitles, short films by the same director and illustrator, two documentaries, an interview with the illustrator, and the original movie trailer. For $28 for the Blu-ray or $23 for the DVD, it sounds like a steal to me. Watch the original trailer below and grab your copy on Amazon.
Tuesday, October 4, 2016 - 2:46pmLast year, Back to the Future Day came and went without a public release of the Nike Mags. About a year later and we plebs are getting a chance to finally own simulacra of the most iconic movie shoes short of Dorothy's ruby slippers.
Monday, September 12, 2016 - 12:32pmBob's Burgers definitely had a rough start. But a not-so-funny premier season eventually grew into a pretty hilarious cartoon of the modern age.
Friday, August 26, 2016 - 3:22pmFor all of the GCI movies out there today, it's a relief that some OG animation is still being created.