Angels on DVD
All of you Wim Wenders fans out there will no doubt already know that his spectacular Wings of Desire is finally available on DVD. I highly recommend you run out and get yourself a copy today. Though most of the special features don’t really add much to the movie (hearing Wenders rhapsodize on the fall of Potsdamer Platz wears a little thin after about 15 minutes or so, and his commentary on the silent, wisely deleted scenes is pretty uninspired), there’s a short documentary that does provide some insight into the writing, filming, and development of the project.
Don’t let the black-and-white, deeply philosophical tone fool you. This movie will make you glad you’re alive.