With Uli Edel‘s The Baader-Meinhof Complex preparing to open later this month (NYC on 8.21, LA on 8.28), it’s apparent that Vitagraph, the film’s U.S. distributor, didn’t push a suggestion I made in my 9.30.08 review, which was to retitle it The Baader-Meinhof Gang. “You have to think in popcorn terms when you’re deciding on a title,” I wrote, “and popcorn munchers don’t know from complexes. This is basically a high-voltage shoot ’em up about a political-minded Barrow gang that ends in death, jail and suicide.”