On February 16, 2010, Criterion Collection released Steve McQueen's amazing film Hunger on DVD and Blu-ray. Although I saw the film a year earlier when it briefly enjoyed a theatrical run, the impact of its filmmaking and storytelling failed to quite sink in for a while; indeed, I unfortunately shelved even Criterion's glorious Blu-ray while I tended to other releases both home-video and theatrical. Following South by Southwest, however, I was renewed in my interest in these smaller, more substantial movies, which far too often get obscured by their more heavily-marketed, mainstream competition. As such, McQueen's film topped my priority list, and as expected the home-video release looks and sounds glorious, both in terms of presentation and content, even if I'm overdue to say so.
categories Features, Cinematical