CineSavant Column

Saturday September 21, 2019


Whoa, this is simply THE year for fulfilling my wish list of desirable Blu-rays. I think the tables have turned, finally — the grouping of Blus I’m anxious to possess has finally been superseded by those that have been released. The Warner Archive Collection puts a big dent in the GHML (Gotta Havit Movie List) with the marvelous, not always funny, but frequently plenty creepy horror quasi-comedy The Fearless Vampire Killers. It’s Roman Polanski’s ode to Hammer Films, Euro- art & folklore fairy tale roots, and of course Sharon Tate. I’ve saved up my story of seeing it for the first time for this release — we self-centered, nostalgic movie fans like to think we have a special relationship with pictures like this, which once upon a time were rare items.

I don’t know how I’m going to organize an end-of-year article in December… it might just be a list of all the genre favorites we’ve been given this go-round.

Thanks for reading! — Glenn Erickson