KEEPING IT OBSCURE
Attend any film convention and, chances are, some slimy bootlegger will be there with a cardboard box full of DVD- Rs with photocopied paper covers. Nestled between copious copies of the Star Wars Holiday Special and Disney’s Song Of The
South will be The Keep. Often it’ll be advertised as “uncut” but don’t believe your luck: this is still the theatrical version, albeit preserved in widescreen, cribbed from the fuzzy mid-‘ 90s laserdisc. However, Paramount has recently – and quietly – made the movie available via Netflix. That said, reported copyright issues with the sublime Tangerine Dream soundtrack, and Mann’s rumoured disregard for the movie, means that anyone holding out for a Blu- ray special edition could be left waiting for far longer than The Keep took to complete.