|06.22.08||DVD||Fun times. Love this one.|
|03.24.07||Alamo Downtown|| Joe Dante live in person!!! Showing Innerspace!!!!! Seriously, how can this not sell out!? I'm mad at how few people showed up for this. Come on, Austin! South by's been over for a week, stop spending time in the park and see freiggin JOE DANTE!|
Anyway, I absolutely LOVED getting another chance to see this in a theater. I have vague recollections of seeing it when it came out, followed by numerous rentals and HBO screenings, followed by proud DVD ownership, but it's been 20 years since I've gotten to see it splashed up on a screen so thank you, Alamo for making that happen.
Dante was great. He gave a lot of the credit away to his collaborators and explained that this started out as his "mainstream" movie to make up for the critical and financial bomb that was Explorers, and that the original story idea started off being a completely serious spy movie. From what I understand, he had his choice of films to watch in this slot and picked this because he hadn't seen it in a while. Lucky for me!