The Criterion Collection
Georg Wilhelm Pabst’s mine disaster saga is both a stirring social drama and a remarkable feat of technical engineering — the underground cave-ins and gas-fed fires are still frightening in their realism. Criterion’s extras offer critical and historical context for a pacifist statement filmed during a tense political time in France and Germany. From The Criterion Collection.
Charlie Largent wanders over to the poor side of London town for Bryan Forbes’s poignant kitchen-sink classic. This particular kitchen sink saga has a touch of glamour — the luminous, talented Leslie Caron is a Frenchwoman struggling to find an apartment in which to make some crucial life decisions. With able support from Tom Bell and Brock Peters, the movie is out now on an equally luminous Blu ray release, from Twilight Time.
Almost back! But we’ve got a little more review action today, thanks to Charlie Largent. I hope to have a full report on my weird wanderings late next weekend.
Thanks for Reading! — Glenn