Blood of the Vampire - 1958
Blood of the Vampire is a surprisingly well-done Hammer film that is only about vampires in the sense that Donald Wolfit (as prison warden Callistratus) uses forced transfusions from his inmates to feed his body which is in a constant biological war with itself due to mixed blood types.
The Great Stone Face
Peter Bogdanovich has made a documentary about Keaton - story at UK Guardian
As coronavirus shuts down movie theatres, Hollywood rushing to put their 2020 films into video-on-demand
Story at USA Today
Criterion releasing HD of Buster Keaton The Cameraman
Page at Criterion on The Cameraman
Directed by Edward Sedgwick, 1928
The HD disk releases June 16, 2020
Here's the disk extras:
- New 4K digital restoration
- New score by composer Timothy Brock
- Audio commentary from 2004 featuring Glenn Mitchell, author of A–Z of Silent Film Comedy: An Illustrated Companion
- Spite Marriage (1929), Buster Keaton’s next feature for MGM following The Cameraman, in a new 2K restoration, with a 2004 commentary by film historians John Bengtson and Jeffrey Vance
- Time Travelers, a new documentary by Daniel Raim featuring interviews with Bengtson and film historian Marc Wanamaker
- So Funny It Hurt: Buster Keaton & MGM, a 2004 documentary by film historians Kevin Brownlow and Christopher Bird
- New interview with James L. Neibaur, author of The Fall of Buster Keaton: His Films for MGM, Educational Pictures, and Columbia
- PLUS: An essay by film critic Imogen Sara Smith
New Dracula film coming from Universal
Making a Dracula movie is something that seems to happen every few years, but when Universal takes up the challenge, that's a little different. They've got to measure up against their original from 1931 with Bela.
This story at Gamespot puts it succinctly: "New Dracula Movie In The Works After Success Of The Invisible Man."
The new Universal version of the H.G.Wells' was made for $7 million dollars, but has so far pulled in $106,619,685 worldwide (March 13, 2020).
Song of the South - forever stalled as a Disney release to streaming, broadcast, video, you name it
Story at The Grape Vine
The challenge of the VHS tape has now morphed into the challenge of streaming
Starring Miss Barbara Stanwyck [Illustrated with 310 Photographs] - amazon.com
Letters from Hollywood: Inside the Private World of Classic American Movemaking
352 pages - Published by Harry N. Abrams
"This is, quite simply, one of the finest books I’ve ever read about Hollywood." Leonard Maltin
Reproduces in full color scores of entertaining and insightful pieces of correspondence from some of the most notable and talented film industry names of all time—from the silent era to the golden age, and up through the pre-email days of the 1970s. Annotated by the authors to provide backstories and further context. Greta Garbo, Alfred Hitchcock, Humphrey Bogart, Frank Sinatra, Katharine Hepburn, Marlon Brando, Elia Kazan, Cary Grant, Francis Ford Coppola, Tom Hanks, and Jane Fonda.