Beware the Spoilerfinks, my son!
The pix that wreck, the blurbs that pillage!
Beware the cover art and shun
The ruinous menu spillage!
That’s the prelude to this entertaining piece by Jim Emerson about DVD packaging that can spoil a movie’s surprises. Also, don’t miss this nostalgic aside:
“… one of the Great Mysteries of Cinema that we've now lost…For most of the first century of the existence of motion pictures the average moviegoer could not own a film. It was an evanescent experience, like a dream you can't fully remember. You could only rent it as it flashed before your eyes…”
Read the full story. And (spoiler alert) here’s a DVD spoiler list.