Savant Column

Saturday January 13, 2018


Dick Dinman liked my coverage of Criterion’s Young Mr. Lincoln, and for his latest audio show, Salutes Young Mr. Lincoln Director John Ford with the help of interview subject, director Andrew V. McLaglen. Let the crazy stories about the charismatic, crotchety director begin. Dick’s show also offers Ford tributes from Lee Marvin, Roddy McDowell, Richard Widmark, Robert Wagner, Charlton Heston, James Stewart, Jack Lemmon and Maureen O’Hara.

And over at Trailers from Hell, Joe Dante gives the 1959 Sci-Fi turnip The Cosmic Man the TFH commentary treatment, offering some personal memories that connect with the movie. Yep, there’s not a whole lot to that picture, but it doesn’t matter to me — I had to wait ’til age forty to actually see it, and I remember staring at the poster at the AF Base theater for twenty minutes, back when I was eight or nine.

New discs in our mitts, with reviews on the way include the Eclipse Claude Autant-Lara Collection, Warners’ Blade Runner 2049 (not 3-D, alas), Criterion’s G.W. Pabst classic Kameradschaft and Severin’s Amicus Collection.

Thanks for reading! — Glenn Erickson