Image of the Day: It's the End of the World as We Know It

on July 22, 2010 by Steve Simels
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Hash joint waitress Mare Winningham, crossing in front of a woolly mammoth, eerily prefigures the imminent extinction of her own species...

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...in writer/director Steve De Jarnatt's terrifying and hauntingly beautiful nuclear apocalypse thriller Miracle Mile (1988).

I've raved about this  -- which I think is one of the genuinely great overlooked American films of its decade -- before, and lamented the fact that the only DVD of it that's ever been available (from 2003) is inexplicably panned-and-scanned.  That said, Miracle Mile still behooves beholding, and the reason I bring it up again is that I just discovered that said DVD transfer may be viewed and downloaded for free -- in stereo, which is crucial, given Tangerine Dream's eerily evocative synth score -- over here. And apparently it's completely legal.

I advise you to act now, however, just in case it isn't.

You're welcome.

 

Tags: Mare Winningham, Steve De Jarnatt, Tangerine Dream
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