CineSavant Column

Saturday November 30, 2019


←  Well, the Blu-ray release of Until the End of the World is such a big deal that it gets a double tap today; I hope my overly detailed review raises enough curiosity for some new folks to give the movie a try. By next Saturday we should have a review for the giant Abbott and Costello Collection box set — Charlie Largent is digging through what he reports is a mountain of extras.


→  Trailers from Hell continues to pursue its important public service work… finding hidden filmic treasures. This week they warned us away from movies so bad, they really, really aren’t worth tracking down. Joe Dante’s trailer commentary for Monster a Go Go falls into this category — Dante’s two minute candid assessment will spare you a fate worse than death. So, why does that monster guy with the bumpy face look interesting?


←  Coming up next — my best thoughts on the new Film Movement Blu-ray of the Fritz Lang’s Indian Films: The Tiger of Eschnapur and The Indian Tomb. The colorful transfers show off the fantastic Indian locations, and also the beauty of Debra Paget (swoon), whose ‘sacred dances’ are truly eye-opening.


I’ve received lots of positive reader responses lately for discs as varied as RoboCop, Now, Voyager and The Magic Sword. It’s also nice that my click-bait image at the top of the CineSavant Column gets so many hits as well — the strange Red Planet Mars (→) is one of this week’s ‘most popular articles’ at TFH — where CineSavant consistently scores most of the top positions.

Thanks for reading! — Glenn Erickson