See what's playing in this director's VCR, including ''The Mack'' and ''Blow Out''

By EW Staff
August 06, 1993 at 04:00 AM EDT

Having spent more than five years as a video-store employee, the writer-director of the 1992 pulp thriller Reservoir Dogs and scripter of the upcoming True Romance is no stranger to recommending tapes. A few faves:

· The Mack Max Julien (1973, Charter)
”The cornerstone film of the whole black-exploitation genre.”

· Blow Out John Travolta (1981, Warner)
”For my money, the greatest film of the best director of his generation [Brian De Palma]. I watched it again to see John Travolta’s brilliant performance.”