CineSavant Column

Tuesday July 26, 2022

 

Hello!

Old friendĀ Dick Dinman knows that a certain anniversary can’t be allowed to slip by unremarked: his latest DVD Classics Corner on the Air podcast is a big discussion piece with author/raconteur John Fricke intended to
Celebrate Judy Garland’s 100th Birthday!.

It ties in with three recently released Warner Archive discs that also commemmorate the Centennial: Ziegfeld Girl, For Me and My Gal, and The Clock.

 


 

And the new label Ignite Films just released an image of the final artwork for its upcoming release of Blu-ray, DVD and 4K Ultra HD editions of the remastered Invaders from Mars. The release now has a street date — September 26th !

We basically approve of the painting, although we wonder what the Martian Mutant is doing carrying a district nurse through a swamp. If he steps aside, will we see Bela Lugosi wrestling with an octopus?

We note that Ignite’s box spine reads ’01.’ I think it’s a sign that hard media is here to stay for the time being . . . this special project motivated the formation of an entire new company.

Thanks for reading! — Glenn Erickson