CineSavant Column

Saturday December 22, 2018


Hoo-ray for me, as all my pre-Christmas work came together in time; just as it should be the house is filled with family. This year is a time to give thanks that all are well — there’s a lot of unhappiness going around, and it doesn’t always feel right to be in this pocket of peace and security.

Today’s disc news is brief but great: Kino has pre-announced a number of very attractive titles for next year, seemingly because some bounder leaked them. But it’s a classic treasure trove of early Alfred Hitchcock: Blackmail, Murder! and Number 17; and a six-title set that includes some silent pictures: The Ring, The Farmer’s Wife, Champagne, The Manxman, The Skin Game and Rich and Strange

Also Preston Sturges’ The Great McGinty, Joseph Losey’s Accident, Alain Resnais’ Last Year at Marienbad and… and… Jean-Luc Godard’s Alphaville.  Terrific!

Thanks for reading! — Glenn Erickson