I hope you’re having some pre-holiday fun, and not attempting any giant flights or drives for Thanksgiving. ← I have a daughter and her pooch here for the whole week, and am enjoying all of it!
Charlie Largent and I are working on separate reviews for big disc gift sets, both from Shout! Factory, ‘Shout Select’ to be precise. His is the enormous Abbott & Costello: The Complete Universal Pictures Collection, and mine is the same outfit’s The Anne Bancroft Collection, which is interesting because it rounds up features from more than one major studio.
I can see how December will play out: we said we’d drop everything if Criterion’s Until the End of the World or Film Movement’s Fritz Lang’s Indian Epic (→) came through the door — and they just did! The same enthusiasm will greet Lionsgate’s Cotton Club Encore, Scream Factory’s The Abominable Snowman and plenty of others when they arrive. I also have a backlog of worthy discs from the past month or so that need attention. Have a great holiday and see you on Saturday!
Thanks for reading! — Glenn Erickson