Robert Bresson‘s great Mouchette (1967)will be released on Blu-ray by Criterion on Decemeber 8, 2020. I wish they would release his next two films (his first in color) Une Femme Douce (1969) and Four Nights of a Dreamer (1971). They have never been on Region A DVDs or Blu-ray discs. Une Femme Douce was on VHS.
This year, Blobfest will be online because of the pandemic. It’s a great event and I encourage you to support it.
Here’s where you can get merchandise such as posters and shirts and also the schedule.
Why Don’t You Just Die? is a 2018 Russian film recently released on Blu-ray by Arrow Video. It’s my favorite film that I have seen so far this year. It’s an amazing combination of humor and gruesome violence. Almost everyone lies about really important things with disastrous consequences.
The song “Fuck You” by the Hatters plays over the credits. It’s a lot of fun, too.
Blobfest is an annual celebration of the 1958 film The Blob. It is held in Phoenixville, PA where most of the movie was filmed. The best part is that you can watch the film in the theater that is in the movie. I have been four times. They always show double bills of The Blob and a similar film from that era. Blobfest raises money for the Colonial Theatre and I encourage you to support it.
The Criterion Collection has excellent Blu-Ray and DVD releases of the film.
I saw this tweet and found other stuff on the logo on YouTube. The logo has changed over the years.
The Cameraman was Keaton’s first film for MGM and his last great feature. After that, MGM ruined his career by placing him in bad films. He had much less control than when he made features independently.
This tweet shows film locations:
Japanese actor Jo Shishido died on January 20, 2020. He had cheek surgery to emphasize his cheekbones. He is known for starring roles in Branded to Kill (available in the Criterion Collection) and other action films directed by Seijun Suzuki in the 1960s.
I haven’t seen Parasite yet but I have seen and admire most of Bong Joon-Ho’s other films. It’s success is bringing attention to other Korean films. I have seen others and will post comments on them later. Well Go USA is a company that releases a lot of Korean films in the US.