Sunday, November 25, 2012
Henstooth Video releases the sadly neglected BLACK MAGIC starring Orson Welles (see the recent Sept. 2012 VC review)! This stylized film would look stunning on blu-ray! I'm not sure if this title is PD or not (anybody know?) but hopefully the source print will be as good as the European DVD. Despite the so-so reviews the film has been plagued with over the decades, this is a solid, visually rich film but then again, I'm pretty much obsessed with the real-life Cagliostro and his true historical exploits. Contrary to popular belief, Welles' career did not rise and fall with CITIZEN KANE. If you're a Welles fan, this film is a must-see.
You can purchase this sucker right here: http://www.oldies.com/product-view/44286O.html
Thursday, November 22, 2012
According to the awesome Asian Cult Cinema folks, Shout Factory will be releasing the cream of the crop of the Golden Harvest/Media Asia Bruce Lee and Jackie Chan library. Stay tuned for details and like ACC on facebook!
Monday, November 19, 2012
Renowned Lovecraftian scholar S.T. Joshi has expertly authored H.P. LOVECRAFT: NIGHTMARE COUNTRIES (Metro Books) a lavish large format hardback HPL biography. Despite the awkward title, the book is beautifully designed and lavishly illustrated and Joshi presents a clear and well-researched look into the unusual life and strange world of Howard Phillips Lovecraft. You won't be able to put this one down! The books should be stacked in the bargain bins at your local Barnes & Noble for the paltry sum of $19.99! Highly recommended!