Reservoir Dogs

The heist flick that intro'd Quentin Tarantino gets spiffed up for a two-disc, tenth-anniversary DVD with colors that pop like a whore's lip gloss. It's all here: hoods with color-coded names like Mr. Pink and Mr. White; the gabbing about tipping and Madonna's pussy; the tension generated by showing the before and after but not the heist itself; and more of that infamous sequence in which Michael Madsen's Mr. Blonde cuts off a cop's ear to the tune of "Stuck in the Middle With You." Besides deleted scenes, you get interviews with cast, crew and a few critics (including yours truly). The best bit is a look at the films that competed with Dog at Sundance in 1992. Motormouth Tarantino barks like hell that he didn't win (In the Soup did). Down, boy, you did fine.

From The Archives Issue 469: March 13, 1986