CineSavant Column

Saturday April 10, 2021



Associate Allan Peach sends along a link to an illustrated lecture, from the Museum of Jurassic Technology: Dr. Olesya Turkina’s talk is called Kosmos, Russian Space Flights of the Imagination, from Tsiolkovsky to Klushantsev. The lecture uses documents, photos and sketches by the seminal space scientist Konstantin Tsiolkovsky, plus film clips from several Soviet space films, including one I’ve reviewed, Kosmitcheskiy reys. Ms. Turkina’s accent requires some close listening, but it’s a rewarding talk. A film from 1965 gets very specific about conditions on the moon — being accurate in some ways and way off in others.


And CineSavant just secured a screener of Severin’s latest massive cult box set The Dungeon of Andy Milligan Collection. A review copy was not easy to come by, but now CineSavant’s intrepid reviewer Charlie Largent will be able to broaden his high art horizons with screenings of pristine, restored HD encodings of most of Milligan’s surviving cinematic oeuvre. With titles like this, who can resist?: Torture Dungeon, Bloodthirsty Butchers, The Curse of the Full Moon, Man with Two Heads, The Rats Are Coming! The Werewoves are Here!, Fleshpot on 42nd Street and Carnage!   The long list of extras, swag and other cancer-causing content is at the Severin Films Shop.

Thanks for reading! — Glenn Erickson