Excerpt: Repo Man first came to my attention back in the mid-to-late 1980s, when I was intrigued by the VHS cover art for the film while browsing through video rental stores. That VHS cover art, with Emilio Estevez standing in front of the car trunk with Harry Dean Stanton and armed punks in the background, exuded an oddly dismissive vibe that appealed to me, and, funnily enough, the Criterion booklet essay discusses the success of Repo Man in the VHS rental days.
Excerpt: Repo Man is a fantastic movie. Its been many years since I've seen this movie, and seeing the Criterion was releasing it on Blu Ray figured I'd pick it up. I was already hooked the minute I heard the opening guitar riffs, and it never let up. The music is fantastic, and so is the Punk/Sci-Fi story line. The video quality and Audio quality are both amazing.
Summary: Almost perfect. Characters which are fully realised but incomprehensible, like real people. Shops which are presciently full of 'chips', 'beer' and so on. Aliens, punks and big 'ole cars. And most of all, Harry Dean Stanton. Watch it!