The Man Who Fell to Earth receives a serviceable 4K transfer and a bounty of bonus materials from Lionsgate Home Entertainment.
The Insider, one of the most accomplished American dramas of the 1990s, arrives on Blu-ray sporting a suitably exceptional A/V transfer.
The film is an extreme test of one’s patience, a sluggish modernist power point presentation on the glorious influence of Jesus’s greatest hits.
If nothing else, the trilogy should afford sufficient proof of the immense differences between Verhoeven and the trigger-happy, run-of-the-mill action directors he is often lumped in with.
The film succeeds only at suggesting the incompatibility of returning-home dramedy and surrealistic flights of fancy.
Colors are opulent and rich but the image never looks synthetic, thanks to a pleasant film-like graininess throughout.
A series of alternate takes/deleted scenes are of primary interest for the shades they add to the character of Laura.
The film is ham-fisted, maddeningly overwritten, and about as subtle as a jackhammer.