CineSavant Column

Saturday February 17, 2024


Let’s see here, since I ought not to keep swiping items from David Schow and Joe Dante, I’ll use today’s Column go over what’s coming up in the CineSavant Review disc hopper. In other words, it’s a list of promising items for collectors that don’t necessarily know what’s even available out there.

Already in hand are a wealth of titles from KL Studio Classics. Just for January are Brigitte Bardot in  Please Not Now, Douglas Sirk’s  Has Anybody Seen My Gal?, Hal Ashby’s  Coming Home, Robert Wise’s  Run Silent, Run Deep, Fritz Lang’s  Scarlet Street in 4K, Norman Jewison’s  The Thomas Crown Affair, James Cagney in a remastered  Blood on the Sun.

For Radiance, we’re eager to review Yausharu Hasebe’s  Black Tight Killers, Kohei Oguri’s  The Sting of Death, and the Taviani brothers’  Allonsafa’n.

ClassicFlix has Loretta Young in  Cause for Alarm and the new set  The Abbott and Costello Show, Season Two. (For April, they’ve announced a Blu-ray of Frank Capra’s  Meet John Doe.)

The Criterion Collection has  Eric Rohmer’s Tales of the Four Seasons, Raoul Walsh’s  The Roaring Twenties, Michael Roemer’s  Nothing But a Man; Maggie Cheung, Anita Mui and Michelle Yeoh in  The Heroic Trio and  The Executioners, Danny Boyle’s  Trainspotting in 4K, and Robert Altman’s  McCabe and Mrs Miller in 4K.

A new Criterion-related line (I guess I missed the memo announcing it) is Janus Contemporary, which is releasing Christian Petzold’s intriguing 2023  Afire this coming Tuesday.

Rarovideo (through Kino Lorber) has Jean Renoir’s classic  The Golden Coach, and Zeitgeist (also through Kino Lorber) has Marc Rothamund’s harrowing  Sophie Scholl.

Thanks for reading! — Glenn Erickson