DVD REVIEWS: Z Channel
|Hart Sharp |
Movie •••• Picture/Sound •••• Extras •••½
Z Channel mixes new interviews of friends and filmmakers with an astonishing array of movie clips to tell three stories: the channel's triumph, Harvey's personal tragedy, and the joyful resurrection of all those great films. It's a spellbinder. The interview segments look sharp and rich, and the clips are clean and enticing (and always accurate in their aspect ratios). Extras include a commentary by director Alexandra Cassavetes and six crew members, 20 minutes of footage that could have made the film, an American Film Institute tribute to Z, and a radio interview with Harvey. After watching, you'll want to buy all those now-available classics. [R] English, Dolby Digital stereo; letterboxed (1.78:1), anamorphic widescreen, and various aspect ratios; dual layer.