OK. I don’t get it. Is Criterion this desparate for commercial titles to sell more units, or does this popcorn movie really possess the “criterion” to get into the collection? If so, I’m dying to hear what that criterion is. Maybe I’ll learn something here.
It’s an April Fool’s joke on Criterion’s part.
You can’t be serious………
You didn’t know this was a joke?
They did this last year with C.H.U.D.
SYNOPSIS: Historically, the policier and the family comedy were two distinct categories. Then, in 1990, Kindergarten Cop gave us all a lesson in genre revisionism. With muscular sensitivity, Hollywood’s last action hero Arnold Schwarzenegger embodies detective John Kimble, who is compelled to go undercover as a teacher of five-year-olds in order to catch a ponytailed drug dealer. Though it’s distinguished by pulse-pounding suspense, a Crayola-bright palette by cinematographer Michael Chapman (Taxi Driver), and trenchant observations about education in the Bush I era, the film’s emotional center is Schwarzenegger’s gruff yet good-tempered interaction with a class full of precocious scamps, including a tumor-forewarning death-obsessive and a genitalia expert. By leavening a children’s film with enough violence to please even the most cold-hearted bastard, director Ivan Reitman shows that he refuses to color inside the lines.
CONTINUITY-ASSISTANT-APPROVED THREE-DISC SPECIAL EDITION:
New high-definition digital restoration of the 1990 director’s cut, presented in 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio on the Blu-ray edition
New audio commentary featuring Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, author of It Takes a Village: And Other Lessons Children Can Teach Us
Excerpts from the French television program Cinéastes de notre temps: “Ivan Reitman”
Kindergarten Cops Today, a new hour-long documentary featuring former New York City police detectives Frank Serpico and Robert Leuci, former San Francisco police inspector Dave Toschi, and New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg
From “Fingers” to Finger-Painting, an interview with cinematographer Michael Chapman
Archival video of Schwarzenegger’s acceptance speeches for the Favorite Movie Actor award at the 1989 and 1991 Kids’ Choice Awards
The Kids Aren’t All Right, an analysis of all the cuts made to ensure a PG-13 rating
More than six hundred minutes of rare behind-the-scenes and archival footage
Seven theatrical trailers
PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay by former police reporter and creator of The Wire David Simon and a reprint of James Agee’s original review of the film
Haha you guys should have let him believe it.
Sigh. Fantastic! That’s one seriously sophisticated April Fool’s joke. Thanks for clueing me in on my naivete once again.
I’m sad that this does not exist: “New audio commentary featuring Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, author of It Takes a Village: And Other Lessons Children Can Teach Us”.
Approved by the continuity assistant!
Ya, the “approved by continuity assisrant three-disc special set” got me. Arrrgh!
Would buy if it were real
i would buy also
I liked that there were 600 minutes of behind-the-scenes footage! And Schwarzenegger’s acceptance speech at the Kids’ Choice Awards! Lol!
IT"S NOT A TUMOR!
Who is your daddy and what does he do?
Our mommy says that our daddy is a real sex machine…..
We should probably be thinking about what Criterion should do next…