If GPS Twittered, It Might Look Something Like This ...
Above is Bela Lugosi arriving at the House Of
Wax premiere in 1953, accompanied by an ape on a chain. The picture comes out
in October on 3-D Blu-Ray. I really hope Mystery Of The Wax Museum will also be
a Blu-Ray transfer and corrected to reflect two-color look from 1933 ... The
BigParade is due also from Warners on Blu-Ray. Is this their answer to what Paramount did with Wings?
There is a great article Richard May wrote for The Moving Image about the
restoration ... What can be done at home making new trailers for classic movies
is amazing. They're called "tributes," but companies would be wise to
use them to fresh-promote oldies. Here are three on YouTube I liked:North By Northwest, Thunderball, and King Kong... Will Universal do another Blu-Ray set
of vintage monsters for Halloween this year? My suggested line-up would be Son
Of F, D's Daughter, The M's Hand, The Black Cat, The Raven, Werewolf Of London,
Ghost Of F, and Revenge Of The Creature in 3-D ... Warner Archive Instantkeeps adding
great titles. Just lately: Attack Of The 50 Foot Woman and Hollywood Canteen ---
both HD! ... I always read Mike Clark's DVD reviewsat Home Media Magazine,
just as I did his columns in USA Today. MC knows film and writes lucid --- one
of the best ... TheClassicFlix blogis great for keeping up with DVD
announcements ... Finally, there is a site and DVD'sI strongly recommend: The
Thanhouser Company made over a thousand silent films between 1909 and 1917.
Many are available on multiple DVD volumes via this preservation project, and
ones I've seen are excellent. If you're into really early stuff, by all means
check them out.