CineSavant Column

Saturday August 29, 2020


My superfluous Attack of the Crab Monsters image just above is simply a cheerful reminder to go pick up my copy today, which I’ll be doing right after posting these reviews. I’ll also be getting my own copy of the WAC Tex Avery Screwball Classics Volume 1, which will be fun too. Then it’s forward to more reviews from Criterion, KL Studio Classics, Arrow. You know the drill.

CineSavant reviewing cohort Charlie Largent forwarded this graphic, which he found on a Twitter account called Comics in the Golden Age. I want to mention their twitter handle as well: @ComicsintheGA. The vintage comic book ad is self- explanatory; to read it you’ll need to open it in a new window so it will appear full-sized. And remember, “Insist on Harvey 3D Magazines!”

The recent 3-D Archive Blu-Ray release Africa Screams includes as an extra some excellent-quality representations of 3-D comics; the only problem I had was that each individual panel is only up for five seconds. When I freeze the image on my Blu-ray player, it adds superimposed graphics that make reading difficult. If these 3-D comics are that plentiful, a well-organized Polaroid-Anaglyphic disc might be fun!

And finally we saw an announcement for a November 10 Blu-ray release of Amazon Women on the Moon, the 1987 comedy directed by John Landis, Joe Dante, Carl Gottlieb, Peter Horton and Robert K. Weiss. The KL Studio Classics disc will have a new featurette and a new commentary. Best of all, the Kino blurb promises ‘Newly discovered outtakes and dailies from Joe Dante, deleted scenes and… and … more outtakes.”

Thanks for reading! — Glenn Erickson