Saturday, October 31, 2020

Around the Blogosphere This Week

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

...Coming from Olive Films in December: An Olive Films Signature Blu-ray release of John Ford's RIO GRANDE (1950), loaded with extras.  This film is a big favorite of mine so needless to say I'm quite enthused about this release.

...Netflix has increased the fee for its standard plan from $12.99 to $13.99.

...Here's another story underscoring that digital "purchases" from Amazon (or anyone else) are not actually purchases, but temporary licenses to use the material.  If it's important to you, purchases should always be physical media.

...Coming to Blu-ray from Kino Lorber Studio Classics in early February, all with extras: 

*THE KISS BEHIND THE MIRROR (1933), starring Nancy Carroll and directed by James Whale

*Charles Laughton and Ella Raines in THE SUSPECT (1944), directed by Robert Siodmak, which I first reviewed in 2013

*SO EVIL MY LOVE (1948) with Ray Milland and Ann Todd, directed by Lewis Allen, which I reviewed in 2010

*An Anthony Quinn Westerns double feature with MAN FROM DEL RIO (1956) and THE RIDE BACK (1957)

...The AFI in Maryland will be hosting a virtual edition of Noir City International from November 13-29, with video introductions by Eddie Muller.

...Last week's latest edition of "Ask Eddie," an hour-long interview with Eddie Muller recorded on October 29th, is now available to watch on YouTube.

...Now available from Flicker Alley: The silent version of CHICAGO (1927) on Blu-ray, starring Phyllis Haver, Eugene Pallette, and Robert Edeson.  Once believed lost, it was found in the collection of Cecil B. DeMille and restored by UCLA in 2006.

...Historian James L. Neibaur has reviewed the new Kino Lorber Blu-ray release of OUTSIDE THE LAW (1920) starring Lon Chaney Sr. and Priscilla Dean.  I reviewed it after seeing it at the 2018 Cinecon Film Festival.

...The first episode of the new season of THE MANDALORIAN began airing yesterday on Disney+, and it was delightful.  This show is basically a STAR WARS Western, and I couldn't enjoy it more.

...The Walt Disney Family Museum in San Francisco is reopening November 5th.

...Jessica Pickens recommends June Allyson films for DVD Netflix.

...Disney's been hit with more bad news, as Disneyland Paris was required to shut down again as France brings back lockdowns.

...Jerry's Deli in Studio City is closing after decades, another victim of California lockdowns.

...For additional recent links of interest to classic film fans, please check out my October 24th roundup.

Have a great week! 


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