Writer-director-star Warren Beatty's cinematic love-letter to the birth of Soviet totalitarianism, Reds (1981), gets a deluxe DVD treatment in honor of its turning twenty-five. Beatty plays real-life journalist John Reed, who covers the Russian revolution from the front lines. He also falls in love with fellow American lefty Louise Bryant amidst political doings back in the States that involve playwright Eugene O'Neill (Jack Nicholson) and rabble-rouser Emma Goldman (Maureen Stapleton). Bryant's portrayed by Diane Keaton, who flashes some butt crack. In later years Soviet dictator Josef Stalin referred to the types celebrated in Reds as "useful idiots." In the case of Diane, Mr. Skin would like to alter that term to "a useful ass."