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Peter Bogdanovich’s Targets new BLU-RAY Criterion release

    Peter Bogdanovich's Targets

    Peter Bogdanovich’s debut feature Targets skillfully blends the worlds of Old Hollywood and New Hollywood, while also tackling the disturbing topic of real-life horror. Produced by Roger Corman, the movie features Boris Karloff playing a version of himself – an aging horror movie icon whose fate becomes intertwined with that of a seemingly ordinary young man (Tim O’Kelly) who goes on a psychotic shooting spree in Los Angeles. Through its powerful exploration of the link between mass media and mass violence, Targets delivers a thought-provoking message. Despite being made on a shoestring budget, the movie is a triumph of effective filmmaking and serves as an impressive first statement from one of the most iconic voices of the American New Wave.

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    BLU-RAY SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES

    • New 2K digital restoration, supervised by director Peter Bogdanovich, with an uncompressed monaural soundtrack
    • Audio commentary from 2003 featuring Bogdanovich
    • New interview with filmmaker Richard Linklater
    • Introduction to the film from 2003 by Bogdanovich
    • Excerpts from a 1983 interview with production designer Polly Platt
    • English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
    • PLUS: An essay by critic Adam Nayman and excerpts from an interview with Bogdanovich from Eric Sherman and Martin Rubin’s 1969 book The Director’s Event: Interviews with Five American Film-Makers
    Tony M.