Saturday, June 22, 2024

Around the Blogosphere This Week

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

...The American Cinematheque is hosting a 70mm festival at the Egyptian and Aero Theatres from July 5th through August 4th, showing 39 films in 70mm. I'm very happy to have tickets to see the new restoration of NORTH BY NORTHWEST (1959) at the Egyptian in Hollywood next month, especially as I wasn't able to fit it into my schedule at the TCM Classic Film Festival in April.

..."Coming soon" to Blu-ray from Kino Lorber: Clark Gable and Doris Day in TEACHER'S PET (1958). And coming August 27th: THE LADYKILLERS (1955).

...Newly announced Region B Blu-ray releases from Powerhouse Indicator: YOU AND ME (1938), WHEN TOMORROW COMES (1938), YOU'LL NEVER GET RICH (1941), and THE LADY IS WILLING (1942). Most of these are available in the U.S., but of course a great deal of the Indicator appeal is all the new extras they produce for each disc! I'm especially excited about THE LADY IS WILLING, which I saw often on commercial TV as a child but haven't seen probably since the '70s.

...Robert Harris of Home Theater Forum recommends the new ClassicFlix Blu-ray restoration of MEET JOHN DOE (1941)...and while I'm at it, be sure to check out the latest ClassicFlix newsletter.

...Charlie Largent has reviewed the new Powerhouse Indicator Whistler set for Trailers From Hell.

...I enjoyed Jessica's review of Jessie Matthews in GANGWAY (1937) at Comet Over Hollywood. Another film for my ever-growing watch stack!

...Notable Passings: Donald Sutherland has passed away at the age of 88. He of course had a long, grand career; I already happened to have KELLY'S HEROES (1970) and SPACE COWBOYS (2000) in my watch stack, as I've been working my way through Clint Eastwood's filmography, and hope to watch them this summer in his honor, along with revisiting PRIDE & PREJUDICE (2005)...French actress Anouk Aimee, star of LA DOLCE VITA (1960) and many other films, has died at 92.

...For additional recent links of interest to classic film fans, please visit my June 15th column.


Blogger Seth said...

Happy to hear that TEACHER’S PET is coming to Blu-ray. Still need to get MEET JOHN DOE. And speaking of ClassicFlix, I was disappointed to hear that they will probably not bring back the DVD by mail service.

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