In an 8.21.10 riff about Criterion’s America Lost and Found: The BBS Story, I said that “the only keepers” are Easy Rider, Five Easy Pieces and The Last Picture Show. But these three look and sound terrific on Bluray, like pristine celluloid prints straight out of the lab, and are fully worth the price. Prime shelf space, to have and to hold.
I still say The King of Marvin Gardens is an interesting failure with, okay, fascinating performances from Bruce Dern and Ellen Burstyn . Head, essentially a Monkee movie, is hell to sit through. A Safe Place is an ethereal Henry Jaglom dud. Drive, He Said is a Jack Nicholson-directed failure about basketball and the convulsive mood of the country in the early ’70s.