Holding the latest incarnation of "Reservoir Dogs" in one's hands, two questions arise: 1) How many DVD releases does this movie need? and 2) Can DVD packaging get any cooler?
Both merit asking, since this release is one year premature for the post-heist film's 15th anniversary, and its two discs come packaged like an oversized matchbook tucked inside a tin replica of a gasoline can " a dark joke stemming from one of the film's more memorable scenes.
Quentin Tarantino's much-ballyhooed debut remains his least satisfying film, but still such a stylistic, freeform fireball that I'm still unsure how it ever found funding. Though wholly unrealistic, his patented dialogue still crackles; not yet confident with the camera, the action is fairly inert, wisely allowing the ace cast " Harvey Keitel, Michael Madsen, Tim Roth and Steve Buscemi among it " to act the crap out of it.
Extras-wise, there's nothing meaty enough to merit an upgrade from the 10th anniversary edition, but if you've yet to add "Dogs" to your collection, bite.