Saturday, August 29, 2020

Around the Blogosphere This Week

Miscellaneous bits of news and fun stuff from around the internet...

...Last month I mentioned that Kino Lorber would be releasing THE SHEPHERD OF THE HILLS (1941), starring John Wayne. Kino Lorber has now announced that it will be out on November 3rd, with a commentary track by Simon Abrams. Even better, Wayne's SEVEN SINNERS (1940), costarring Marlene Dietrich, will be released on the same day, with a commentary by David Del Valle.

...Some articles on the current state of moviegoing, via the excellent Cinema Treasures Twitter account: "What If the Movie Studios Decide They Don't Need the Theaters After All?" by Mark Harris for Vulture; "Movies Are Slowly Coming Back - But Can Hollywood and Theaters Stay in Business?" by Chris Hewitt for the Star Tribune; and "As TENET and NEW MUTANTS Open, Audiences Weigh Risk of Going Back to the Movies" by Rebecca Rubin for Variety.

...While Disneyland remains closed, fans can enjoy the new Galaxy's Edge Outpost Collection at Target. And coming in November, look for GALAXY'S EDGE: THE OFFICIAL BLACK SPIRE OUTPOST COOKBOOK.

...This weekend I belatedly caught up with a wonderful May post on "Classics for Comfort" by The Blonde at the Film. Her movie suggestions work for me any time I need a lift.

...Coming to Blu-ray and DVD from Mill Creek in November: Rita Hayworth: The Ultimate Collection. The Blu-ray set has 12 films and the DVD set will have 16. (Thanks to reader Ashley for sending the info.)

...As mentioned earlier this month Disney's live-action MULAN (2020) will debut on the Disney+ streaming service for a $30 "premium" fee. The movie debuts next Friday, September 4th. It's now been announced that the movie will be available from Disney+ as part of the regular payment plan beginning December 4th.

...Among the excellent posts at the 5th Ingrid Bergman Blogathon hosted by Virginie at The Wonderful World of Cinema: Caftan Woman on INDISCREET (1958) and Erica on A WOMAN'S FACE (1938) at Poppity Talks Classic Film.

...Next month the Warner Archive will reissue the THAT'S ENTERTAINMENT! trilogy (1974/1976/1994) on Blu-ray.

...I'm looking forward to checking out Kino Lorber's Blu-ray release of Universal's RED BALL EXPRESS (1952) soon. What a cast: Jeff Chandler, Charles Drake, Alex Nicol, Sidney Poitier, Jack Kelly, and Hugh O'Brian, directed by Budd Boetticher. CineSavant Glenn Erickson has a review up today at Trailers From Hell.

...Movies Silently takes a look at Kino Lorber's release of John Ford's HELL BENT (1918), which I'll be reviewing here in the fairly near future.

...Notable Passing: Charming Lori Nelson, seen at the right, has passed away at the age of 87. The Tinseltown Twins pay tribute in a lovely post. Nelson's films reviewed here over the years include BEND OF THE RIVER (1952), ALL I DESIRE (1953), TUMBLEWEED (1953), and UNDERWATER! (1955).

...For additional recent links of interest to classic film fans, please check out my August 22nd roundup.

Have a great week!


Blogger Caftan Woman said...

Thanks for the shout-out and for all of the interesting things I may have missed.

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