CineSavant Column

Saturday October 9, 2021


I’ve been asked from time to time about what discs are sold on the Disney Movie Club, and somebody finally posted a page that lists them in chronological order of release: The ‘Disney Wiki/Fandom’ page Disney Movie Club Exclusive DVDs and Blu-rays.

I saw at least one title that I want to investigate — I was unaware that it was out at all: 1964’s A Tiger Walks with Brian Keith, Pamela Franklin (sigh), Vera Miles and … Sabu.  It’s a risky business getting one’s hope up for this — when seen again later many movies I saw at age 12 aren’t exactly the classics I thought they were. But I might take the plunge.

Yes, the Disney Club can be frustrating, according to the stories I’ve heard. My best advice for not getting roped into an unwanted membership is to stand on a street corner with a sign reading ‘Do you belong to the Disney Movie Club? Step right up and shake my hand!’  Be sure to practice a big smile.



We’ve got another podcast to try out, a continuation of the George Feltenstein Saga. Two months ago I linked to a podcast called The Extras for a rundown of George’s career; this new October 5 show bears a title that’s self explanatory:

The Origins of Warner Archive with George Feltenstein.

We get the full story of how the WAC — an ingenious way of connecting rabid fans to the insides of the studio vault — came to be. George then goes over the October ’21 release lineup.



I’ve (uhh…) misplaced a couple of fun music links from a good friend who sent them twice… but I do have this pretty darn thrilling orchestral video of a live performance of Ennio Morricone’s The Good, the Bad and The Ugly, by the Danish Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Sarah Hicks.

Generous correspondent Alan Dezzani sent the link and told me to enjoy all the interesting instruments — the orchestration appears to be very close to what’s in the movie, and some of the instruments look very unusual. The key to Morricone is that we really appreciate the personality of individual instruments in his work … Morricone’s pieces bring out some very special soloists. This is a really handsome video, too. It’s from 2018, so if the hit counter can be believed, step up and be the 86 millionth person to have a listen.

Thanks for reading! — Glenn Erickson