Monday, July 28, 2008

Jim Henson's "The Cube" on iTunes

The rare Jim Henson tele-film "The Cube" is now available for purchase online via iTunes. The hour-long experimental film depicts a man (Richard Schaal) who finds himself in a white cubical room and has no idea how he got there. Although anyone can enter the cube, the man cannot leave. Panels in the cube open temporarily to admit various visitors, some of whom seem to know the man or want to offer advice. "The Cube", directed by Jim Henson and written by Jerry Juhl, first aired on NBC in February 1969. This iTunes premiere marks the first commercial release of the film. The Jim Henson Company plans to continue to release more titles from their vast video libray through iTunes in the near future. I'll keep you updated as more titles become available.

4 comments:

smithco said...

I think this is on the American iTunes only. At least, I can't seem to find it on the Canadian iTunes. I wouldn't have hesitated to pay for this one, regardless of the cost, but I guess the Henson company doesn't want my money.

Space Robot Five said...

Is there any kind of announced schedule for these? I'm specifically interested in seeing
'Timepiece', but after finally getting to see 'The Cube' - which I thought was brilliant - I'm ready for anything.

Vaughn Michael said...

I wish they would release this on dvd I'd be more than happy to buy this and know many others who would as well, it's simply great!

Evelyn said...

It's available on dvd at www.adifferentcity.com for $12.