I’m not seeing any fun links or amusing stuff to pass along today, so I’ve decided to revert, default, and retreat to another highly entertaining and daringly scandalous round-up of what discs and reviews are on the way. In hand and ready for reviewing are Criterion’s The Kid Brother; Kino’s Bend of the River, House of the Seven Gables and Rider on the Rain, The Warner Archive Collection’s Superman: The Kirk Alyn Serials, The Red Skelton Whistling Collection and Frankenstein 1970 (pictured); Powerhouse Indicator’s The Reckless Moment and Lilith; ClassicFlix’s Stand-In, and Arrow’s Mélo and Iguana with the Tongue of Fire.
Reportedly on their way to CineSavant central are a big French box of Les forbans de la nuit (Night and the City), complete with a large book en Français; Scream Factory’s Tarantula; and The Warner Archives’ Mysterious Island (1929) (pictured). Twilight Time has Highway Patrolman, Three Coins in the Fountain and Melvin and Howard in the promises-promises chute, but they might not be here for another week or so.
We’re very much looking forward to Kino’s upcoming Fantomas 3 Film Collection, Gone to Earth (The Wild Heart) and The Silent Partner; Twilight Time’s Warlock, Robbery and Baby, The Rain Must Fall; Scream Factory’s Quatermass 2 and Quatermass and the Pit and Criterion’s War and Peace (pictured), Blue Velvet, The Heiress, My Brilliant Career and A Face in the Crowd.
It’s like summer in Los Angeles; 82 degrees and sunny (Monday afternoon). We’re presently concerned about an onslaught of termites… where’s James Whitmore when we need him? Take care and
Thanks for reading! — Glenn Erickson