Made in U.S.A. DVD details and box art

According to the Criterion Collection’s site, Made in U.S.A. will get its official US video release on July 21, 2009.

Features include:

New, restored high-definition digital transfer Interviews with stars Anna Karina and Lászlo Szábó A video piece on the personal and the political in Made in […]

Twenty-one page Parker comic preview!

I’m trying to wait until July, but I know a lot of you are really going to want to see this.

More here, where you can download the preview as a PDF.

Thanks to […]

Hard Case Crime 4/09: House Dick by E. Howard Hunt (#54)

“This fellow Hunt…he knows too damn much.” –PRESIDENT RICHARD NIXON

Before he became one of the most controversial figures in modern American history, before he went to prison for his involvement in the Watergate conspiracy, E. Howard Hunt was an award-winning novelist, recipient of a prestigious Guggenheim […]

If you get a bad copy of The Jugger

Based on feedback from readers and an e-mail exchange with the University of Chicago Press, it appears that bad printings of The Jugger were limited to a very small number of copies. If you do get one, you can call their customer service department at (800) 621-2736 and they […]

Problems with U of C’s reprint of The Jugger

Reader Jolie left this in the comments. I wanted to make sure everyone saw it.

I just received my copy of Richard Stark’s “The Jugger” through Amazon.com, and to my great surprise, found that the first 40 pages or so (including the title page and copyright page) are from […]

Point Blank and The Outfit soundtrack double feature

Film Score Monthly has released a nifty double feature soundtrack CD that includes both Johnny Mandel’s score for Point Blank and Jerry Fielding’s score for The Outfit. It’s a quality package that includes a 24-page booklet with extensive liner notes. If soundtracks are your thing, get it now as it’s a […]

Westlake/Stark link roundup 4/12/09

Cinemachine has a review of horror gem The Stepfather, written by Donald Westlake from a story co-written by Brian Garfield (a friend of this site). I’m really looking forward to the DVD release that I assume will happen when the remake comes out.

Darwyn Cooke announces that his comic adaptation of The Hunter […]

Thoughts on The Blackbird

Right after I tell you all that posting will be light for awhile, I rack up several posts in short succession. Let me modify that to say that posting may be light for awhile.

I have finally fleshed out the page on the Alan Grofield adventure, The […]

John Banville on Parker

Since the second batch of University of Chicago Parker reprints, with forewards by John Banville, have now been released, it’s worth revisiting Banville’s 2006 article on the Parker novels for Slate:

Two of the greatest writers of the 20th […]

Latest U of C reprints released early

The official release date for the second batch of University of Chicago Parker reprints (The Mourner, The Score, and The Jugger) is May 1, but according to Amazon, they are shipping already.

Batch number three (scheduled for August, which I guess means June or […]