John Carpenter’s Lovecraftian masterpiece finally receives its home-video due with an exceptional A/V transfer and a slew of extras.
Shout! does right by this ambiguous war allegory, with an appropriately lush and gorgeous transfer that will hopefully win the film new fans.
Its obsessive insistence on emphasizing the dearth of humans’ capacity for simple trust culminates with one of Carpener’s most satisfying finales.
This new edition is actually not much more than a perfect imitation of the previous Collector’s Edition, so beware.