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UNDER THE COVERS: #654 “REPO MAN” (Alex Cox) 1984

“Ordinary fucking people. I hate ‘em.”

I’m not exactly a fan of Tyler Stout, whose orgiastically cluttered homages to beloved films strike me as garish and grotesque. Needless to say, when I slipped “Repo Man” out from its sheath and saw Stout’s unmistakable style slathered over it, I was horrified. And then, in the time it takes to blink, I came around. Kudos to the folks at Criterion for recognizing a perfect match of artist and material where my bias might have prevented me from giving it a chance, because Stout’s work absolutely nails the messy punk delirium of Cox’s film. And it’s just the tip of the iceberg, as the thick and immaculately designed booklet (filled with Cox’s original illustrations) is a beautiful thing to see. It isn’t easy for me to admit this, but “Repo Man” is one of the most brilliantly designed Criterion releases yet. 

MY REVIEW OF THE “REPO MAN” CRITERION ON FILM.COM

The Criterion Collection will release “Repo Man” on 4/16/2013

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