Dan Slevin’s often excellent film blog, Funerals & Snakes, has come out raging about Tone magazine’s recommendations of the top 50 Blu-ray discs.
Why? Well, Slevin reckons that of the 50, 13 are in fact not available here, and can’t be played here due to region coding.
He also slags off the magazine’s misspelling of Criterion “all the way through the article”.
So, what are the Blu-ray discs recommended that aren’t available here?
1. The Thin Red Line, which is due for release in September in the US.
2. The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button (Tone talks about the Criterion edition, which won’t play here; there is a “normal” version available).
3. A Prophet (“not even released in NZ cinemas yet”).
4. The Third Man
7. The Fly
9. Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind
10. Dawn Of The Dead
12. Michael Clayton
13. Watchmen: The Director’s Cut
14. The Big Lebowski
16. Spirited Away (which he claims may not even exist).
Hey, by our reckoning that’s 16, not 13, but you get the drift.
What do Witchdoctor readers think of all this? Slevin is outraged by Tone’s infractions. Should he be?
And what do you think of Tone’s Blu-ray selections, generally?