Savant Column

Monday September 25, 2017


As Maynard G. Krebs would say, the stack of Blu-rays in the CineSavant review hopper is a regular Colonel-Copious of interesting items, even some good Horror items for fans that customarily start Halloween sometime in mid-August. Arrow has a definitive disc of Fulci’s Don’t Torture a Duckling and a new release of Children of the Corn, and Criterion has given us an intriguing 2015 Polish fantasy called The Lure. Kino has The Adventures of Captain Marvel and Cyborg 2087.

Up on Saturday will be a review of Powerhouse Indicator’s second Region B Ray Harryhausen boxed set, with It Came from Beneath the Sea, 20 Million Miles to Earth and The 3 Worlds of Gulliver. Each carries new, exclusive extras. PI is also offering the Mia Farrow horror thriller See No Evil in Region B.

The Warner Archive Collection is giving us Waiting for Guffman; I’m hoping that The Hidden will be walking in the door shortly. Criterion’s Othello and Barry Lyndon arrived just as this Column ‘went to press.’

A review of Twilight Time’s dazzling new Blu of Beneath the Twelve Mile Reef is on the way, and I also want to tackle the TT disc of Michael Winner’s Lawman. Cohen’s new Churchill disc has just arrived. And I hope to double back on Kino’s Take the Money and Run (finally, a worthy disc version) and They Shoot Horses, Don’t They?

Thanks for reading! — Glenn Erickson