“I’ve got news for you…it’s the community who comes to see what I do. Nobody forces them. Nobody grabs them, throws them into a car and strongarms them into the theater. The only obscene thing is this proceeding.”
And now we come to another of my favorite type of DVD release, the double feature. First off, this is how films were shown for decades: dating all the way back to the 1930s and going straight up through grindhouse and drive in culture of the 50’s, 60’s, 70’s and 80’s. It kept blowhard directors from outstaying their welcome (picture sitting through a 2 and a half hour feature, knowing a second attraction was in store therafter – who’d stand for it?), and exposed viewers to entire genres they may never otherwise have encountered.
Now, I’ve heard some self justification by certain parties on the boutique label front that somehow “double features don’t sell”, but that spurious argument is both disingenuous and illogical – you’ve got twice as good a chance of getting a winner as you would with a normal purchase (and possibly a pair of them). I’ve found it exceedingly rare if not unheard of to get two abject stinkers paired on the same disc, so again, keep ’em coming, guys.