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OMG!!! Please, please, please be in the OAR! :unsure:
Mr. @Kino Lorber Insider do you know anything about it? In what aspect ratio the release will be?
Unfortunately the Imprint Blu-ray was again in the wrong one.
And they were saying it was a 4k scan of the original negative, so I'm afraid this will be the same, with that Storaro nonsense!

I suppose there are two ways to look at it. Yes, the Imprint was apparently in that "Storaro nonense" (2.00:1 "Univisium"). On the other hand, if I recall correctly, there were some scenes in the film were shot in 65m. So, one might be able to argue that the those scenes could be framed to conform to the anamorphic ratio of the bulk of the film, or that the anamorphic scenes could be framed to the 70mm ratio of 2.20:1.
 
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Little Buddha is a film I know NOTHING about.

The Last Emperor was a visually stunning masterpiece for me. So glad to finally have it on my shelf in its OAR and HD.

Is Little Buddha, then, something I should check out?

It was Bertolucci's attempt to cash in on his Last Emperor cred after his follow-up film (The Sheltering Sky) had flopped. It's not a bad film, and it's of course very visually striking, but Bertolucci makes a couple of super questionable choices right off the bat that raised eyebrows even in 1993. The first was to center the story on a white child's journey to Tibet to be named the latest reincarnation of the Buddha. Now, as I recall, the movie does talk about how the Buddha loved everyone and didn't see race and could show up anywhere in the world. But still, the racial politics are pretty dicey. It's just about the most literal of White Savior stories.

The other was casting Keanu Reeves to play the original Buddha in flashback scenes. Mind you, this was Keanu at age 29, coming right off his widely disparaged turns in Bram Stoker's Dracula and Much Ado About Nothing, before his much later career reinvention that saw him embraced as a beloved movie star.
 

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All I remember about Little Buddha, which I saw in the theaters, was that it caused an epic pre-social media rant by then movie star Charlie Sheen about "what does everyone including Bertolucci - Bertolucci! - see in Keannu Reeves."

Oh the Little Buddha cinematography was quite beautiful as well.
 

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All I remember about Little Buddha, which I saw in the theaters, was that it caused an epic pre-social media rant by then movie star Charlie Sheen about "what does everyone including Bertolucci - Bertolucci! - see in Keannu Reeves."

Sheen was of course a tremendous a'hole, and he probably made that rant with his face buried in a mountain of cocaine, but to be fair, that was something a lot of people were asking at the time. Reeves was mostly known for playing the goofy stoner in Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure (and the boyfriend in Parenthood, which wasn't much different a character), yet all of Hollywood seemed determined to make him into the next huge breakout star - and respected filmmakers like Bertollucci, Francis Coppola, Stephen Frears, Gus Van Sant, and Kenneth Branagh were all playing along, casting him in roles he wasn't appropriate for and couldn't at that age deliver. It took Reeves a few years to get a handle on what direction his career should take.
 

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Coming April 23rd on Blu-ray & DVD!
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TRUE LOVE (1989)
• Brand NEW HD Master – From a 2K Scan of the 35mm Original Interpositive
• NEW Audio Commentary by Director Nancy Savoca and Producer Richard Guay
• Interviews with Music Supervisor Jeffrey Kimball, Production Designer Lester Cohen, Sound Editor Tim Squyres, Editor John Tintori and Script Supervisor Mary Cybulski
• Theatrical Trailer
• Limited Edition O-Card Slipcase
• Optional English Subtitles

Color 100 Minutes 1.85:1 Rated R
The 1989 Sundance Grand Jury Prize winner that helped jumpstart the ‘90s indie movement, Nancy Savoca’s True Love is a seminal work of Italian-American cinema. A humorous yet unflinching look at the realities of love and marriage, the film follows Michael (Ron Eldard, Black Hawk Down) and Donna (Annabella Sciorra, TV's The Sopranos), a young couple preparing for their wedding in an Italian enclave of the Bronx. Through revealing moments in dive bars, pizzerias, and living rooms, the film offers a nuanced meditation on marriage in a world heavily driven by gender norms.

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Coming April 23rd on Blu-ray & DVD!
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TRUE LOVE (1989)
• Brand NEW HD Master – From a 2K Scan of the 35mm Original Interpositive
• NEW Audio Commentary by Director Nancy Savoca and Producer Richard Guay
• Interviews with Music Supervisor Jeffrey Kimball, Production Designer Lester Cohen, Sound Editor Tim Squyres, Editor John Tintori and Script Supervisor Mary Cybulski
• Theatrical Trailer
• Limited Edition O-Card Slipcase
• Optional English Subtitles

Color 100 Minutes 1.85:1 Rated R
The 1989 Sundance Grand Jury Prize winner that helped jumpstart the ‘90s indie movement, Nancy Savoca’s True Love is a seminal work of Italian-American cinema. A humorous yet unflinching look at the realities of love and marriage, the film follows Michael (Ron Eldard, Black Hawk Down) and Donna (Annabella Sciorra, TV's The Sopranos), a young couple preparing for their wedding in an Italian enclave of the Bronx. Through revealing moments in dive bars, pizzerias, and living rooms, the film offers a nuanced meditation on marriage in a world heavily driven by gender norms.

Always happy to see some Nancy Savoca come our way. It's nice that we're getting this and (from WAC) Dogfight soon. But her best movie, Household Saints, is still MIA (not even released on DVD or LD).

On edit: Oops! For Dogfight I meant to say Criterion, not WAC.
 
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Always happy to see some Nancy Savoca come our way. It's nice that we're getting this and (from WAC) Dogfight soon. But her best movie, Household Saints, is still MIA (not even released on DVD or LD).
We're releasing Household Saints through Milestone Films.

On the same date
 

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Coming April 23rd!
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BETTIE PAGE DOUBLE FEATURE
[VARIETEASE / TEASERAMA] (1954/1955)
• 4K Restorations of TEASERAMA and VARIETEASE from the 16mm Original Camera Negatives
• 4K Restoration of BUXOM BEAUTEASE from the 35mm Camera Negative and 16mm Materials

DISC 1: TEASERAMA
• TEASERAMA – 4K Restoration
- Audio Commentary by Jo Weldon, Author of The Burlesque Handbook
• TEASERAMA – Something Weird Video Edition
- Audio Commentary by David F. Friedman and Mike Vraney
• BUXOM BEAUTEASE – 4K Restoration
• TEASERAMA – Theatrical Trailer
• BUXOM BEAUTEASE – Theatrical Trailer

DISC 2: VARIETEASE
• VARIETEASE – 4K Restoration
- Audio Commentary by Film Historian Alexandra Heller-Nicholas
• VARIETEASE – Something Weird Video Edition
- Audio Commentary by David F. Friedman and Mike Vraney
• VARIETEASE – Theatrical Trailer

Experience the golden age of burlesque in this titillating triple feature of 1950s grindhouse classics, newly restored from the original negatives. Pinup goddess Betty Page shares the screen with striptease legend Tempest Storm in the holy grails of full-color burlesque films: Varietease (1954) and Teaserama (1955). Directed by girlie-pix impresario Irving Klaw, the dance card includes performances by strip queens Lili St. Cyr, tantalizing Trudy Wayne, and “female impersonator” Vickie Lynn, interspersed with obligatory appearances by baggy-pants comics and sunny songsters. Concluding the trilogy is Klaw’s Buxom Beautease (1956), which incorporates the short color film Striptease Revealed, and features incendiary performances by Blaze Starr and Dorian Dennis. Working in collaboration with Something Weird, the Sonney Amusement Enterprises Film Collection, and the UCLA Film & Television Archive, Kino Lorber has performed meticulous 4K restorations of these essential films, introducing them to a new generation of burlesque aficionados.

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It was Bertolucci's attempt to cash in on his Last Emperor cred after his follow-up film (The Sheltering Sky) had flopped. It's not a bad film, and it's of course very visually striking, but Bertolucci makes a couple of super questionable choices right off the bat that raised eyebrows even in 1993. The first was to center the story on a white child's journey to Tibet to be named the latest reincarnation of the Buddha. Now, as I recall, the movie does talk about how the Buddha loved everyone and didn't see race and could show up anywhere in the world. But still, the racial politics are pretty dicey. It's just about the most literal of White Savior stories.

The other was casting Keanu Reeves to play the original Buddha in flashback scenes. Mind you, this was Keanu at age 29, coming right off his widely disparaged turns in Bram Stoker's Dracula and Much Ado About Nothing, before his much later career reinvention that saw him embraced as a beloved movie star.
Thanks for the political analysis. Maybe someone else will comment on whether the film is any good.
 

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Thanks for the political analysis. Maybe someone else will comment on whether the film is any good.
Trying to uphold the boards rules. While film appreciation should be objective - some find it to be subjective and this film particularly tends to guide some people's opinions based on their own ideology...

Other than that, it is a well made and beautifully shot film that if you are objective, you may find enjoyable. But if you are expecting The Matrix or John Wick - you may be disappointed.

YMMV
 

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Coming April 30th on 4KHUD and Blu-ray!
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CRY-BABY (1990)

DISC 1 (4KUHD):

• Brand NEW HDR/Dolby Vision Master (Theatrical Cut) – From a 4K Scan of the 35mm Original Camera Negative
• Audio Commentary by Writer/Director John Waters
• Triple-Layered UHD100 Disc
• Optional English Subtitles

DISC 2 (BLU-RAY):
• Brand NEW HD Master (Director’s Cut) – From a 4K Scan of the 35mm Theatrical Cut Original Camera Negative, 4K Scan of the Director’s Cut Interpositive (7 Minutes) and Uprez of the SD Master for the Additional Missing Parts
• NEW Audio Commentary by Writer/Director John Waters, Moderated by Black Mansion Films Producer Heather Buckley
Bringing Up Baby: NEW Featurette with Writer/Director John Waters, Associate Producer /Casting Director Pat Moran, Cinematographer David Insley and Actress Mink Stole (38:10)
Pop Icons: NEW Interview with Actress Amy Locane (14:12)
Part of a Collection: NEW Interview with Actress Traci Lords
A Few Yucks: NEW Interview with Actor and Rock Legend Iggy Pop
All These Misfits: NEW Interview with Actress Ricki Lake (8:16)
So Tired of Being Good: NEW Interview with Actress Patricia Hearst (9:00)
In The Sandbox: NEW Interview with Actor Darren E. Burrows
Hip To Be Square: NEW Interview with Actor Stephen Mailer (9:15)
Talking Hair: NEW Interview with Barber Howard ‘Hep” Preston (10:03)
It Came from… Baltimore!: 1990 Documentary with Cast and Crew (47:40)
• 5 Deleted Scenes (7:03)
• Theatrical Trailer
• Dual-Layered BD50 Disc
• Optional English Subtitles

Color 85 Minutes 1.85:1 Rated PG-13
Eisenhower is President. Rock ’n’ Roll is king. And Wade “Cry-Baby” Walker is the baddest hood in his high school. Screen idol Johnny Depp heads up a divine cast as the irresistible bad boy whose amazing ability to shed one single tear drives all the girls wild—especially Allison Vernon-Williams (Amy Locane), a rich, beautiful “square” who finds herself uncontrollably drawn to the dreamy juvenile delinquent and his forbidden world of rockabilly music, fast cars and faster women. It’s the hysterical high-throttle world of 1954 in this outrageous musical comedy from the marvelously maniacal mind of John Waters (Pink Flamingos, Hairspray). Also starring Susan Tyrrell, Iggy Pop, Ricki Lake, Traci Lords, Kim McGuire, Darren E. Burrows, Stephen Mailer and Polly Bergen, with appearances by Troy Donahue, Mink Stole, Joe Dallesandro, Joey Heatherton, David Nelson, Willem Dafoe and Patricia Hearst.

Also Available on Standalone 2-Disc Edition Blu-ray:
https://kinolorber.com/product/cry-baby-special-edition

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Thanks for the political analysis. Maybe someone else will comment on whether the film is any good.

You think the two things are unrelated to one another?

Trying to uphold the boards rules. While film appreciation should be objective -

"Objective" film appreciation? What the heck is that? :oops:
 

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Let's not get far afield in this discussion about Little Buddha. We always give leeway as it is a newly announced title from Kino. But I fear we may be heading quickly into the weeds.

I'll use this as an opportunity to give a quick reminder on the "Religion" clause in our rulebooks (which applies here):

4. No politics or religion. We do not permit the discussion of politics or religion at HTF. However, there is a narrow exception to this rule. If the subject matter of a movie or television show includes politics and/or religion, then they may be discussed insofar as they pertain to that specific movie or television show. We stress, however, that such discussions are carefully monitored and will be moderated if it appears that any participant is using this narrow exception to introduce a broader political or religious discussion than is warranted by the movie or television show under discussion. Also, anyone who has not seen a particular movie or television show is disqualified from discussing its political and/or religious content under this rule. Note: Posts by HTF staff including reviewers may on occasion be given wider discretion by site management.
 

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Coming April 30th on 4KHUD and Blu-ray!
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CRY-BABY (1990)

DISC 1 (4KUHD):

• Brand NEW HDR/Dolby Vision Master (Theatrical Cut) – From a 4K Scan of the 35mm Original Camera Negative
• Audio Commentary by Writer/Director John Waters
• Triple-Layered UHD100 Disc
• Optional English Subtitles

DISC 2 (BLU-RAY):
• Brand NEW HD Master (Director’s Cut) – From a 4K Scan of the 35mm Theatrical Cut Original Camera Negative, 4K Scan of the Director’s Cut Interpositive (7 Minutes) and Uprez of the SD Master for the Additional Missing Parts
• NEW Audio Commentary by Writer/Director John Waters, Moderated by Black Mansion Films Producer Heather Buckley
Bringing Up Baby: NEW Featurette with Writer/Director John Waters, Associate Producer /Casting Director Pat Moran, Cinematographer David Insley and Actress Mink Stole (38:10)
Pop Icons: NEW Interview with Actress Amy Locane (14:12)
Part of a Collection: NEW Interview with Actress Traci Lords
A Few Yucks: NEW Interview with Actor and Rock Legend Iggy Pop
All These Misfits: NEW Interview with Actress Ricki Lake (8:16)
So Tired of Being Good: NEW Interview with Actress Patricia Hearst (9:00)
In The Sandbox: NEW Interview with Actor Darren E. Burrows
Hip To Be Square: NEW Interview with Actor Stephen Mailer (9:15)
Talking Hair: NEW Interview with Hair and Makeup Person Howard ‘Hep” Preston (10:03)
It Came from… Baltimore!: 1990 Documentary with Cast and Crew (47:40)
• 5 Deleted Scenes (7:03)
• Theatrical Trailer
• Dual-Layered BD50 Disc
• Optional English Subtitles

Color 85 Minutes 1.85:1 Rated PG-13
Eisenhower is President. Rock ’n’ Roll is king. And Wade “Cry-Baby” Walker is the baddest hood in his high school. Screen idol Johnny Depp heads up a divine cast as the irresistible bad boy whose amazing ability to shed one single tear drives all the girls wild—especially Allison Vernon-Williams (Amy Locane), a rich, beautiful “square” who finds herself uncontrollably drawn to the dreamy juvenile delinquent and his forbidden world of rockabilly music, fast cars and faster women. It’s the hysterical high-throttle world of 1954 in this outrageous musical comedy from the marvelously maniacal mind of John Waters (Pink Flamingos, Hairspray). Also starring Susan Tyrrell, Iggy Pop, Ricki Lake, Traci Lords, Kim McGuire, Darren E. Burrows, Stephen Mailer and Polly Bergen, with appearances by Troy Donahue, Mink Stole, Joe Dallesandro, Joey Heatherton, David Nelson, Willem Dafoe and Patricia Hearst.

Also Available on Standalone 2-Disc Edition Blu-ray:
https://kinolorber.com/product/cry-baby-special-edition

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CRY-BABY (1990)

DISC 1 (4KUHD):

• Brand NEW HDR/Dolby Vision Master (Theatrical Cut) – From a 4K Scan of the 35mm Original Camera Negative
• Audio Commentary by Writer/Director John Waters
• Triple-Layered UHD100 Disc
• Optional English Subtitles

DISC 2 (BLU-RAY):
• Brand NEW HD Master (Director’s Cut) – From a 4K Scan of the 35mm Theatrical Cut Original Camera Negative, 4K Scan of the Director’s Cut Interpositive (7 Minutes) and Uprez of the SD Master for the Additional Missing Parts
• NEW Audio Commentary by Writer/Director John Waters, Moderated by Black Mansion Films Producer Heather Buckley
Bringing Up Baby: NEW Featurette with Writer/Director John Waters, Associate Producer /Casting Director Pat Moran, Cinematographer David Insley and Actress Mink Stole (38:10)
Pop Icons: NEW Interview with Actress Amy Locane (14:12)
Part of a Collection: NEW Interview with Actress Traci Lords
A Few Yucks: NEW Interview with Actor and Rock Legend Iggy Pop
All These Misfits: NEW Interview with Actress Ricki Lake (8:16)
So Tired of Being Good: NEW Interview with Actress Patricia Hearst (9:00)
In The Sandbox: NEW Interview with Actor Darren E. Burrows
Hip To Be Square: NEW Interview with Actor Stephen Mailer (9:15)
Talking Hair: NEW Interview with Hair and Makeup Person Howard ‘Hep” Preston (10:03)
It Came from… Baltimore!: 1990 Documentary with Cast and Crew (47:40)
• 5 Deleted Scenes (7:03)
• Theatrical Trailer
• Dual-Layered BD50 Disc
• Optional English Subtitles

Color 85 Minutes 1.85:1 Rated PG-13
Eisenhower is President. Rock ’n’ Roll is king. And Wade “Cry-Baby” Walker is the baddest hood in his high school. Screen idol Johnny Depp heads up a divine cast as the irresistible bad boy whose amazing ability to shed one single tear drives all the girls wild—especially Allison Vernon-Williams (Amy Locane), a rich, beautiful “square” who finds herself uncontrollably drawn to the dreamy juvenile delinquent and his forbidden world of rockabilly music, fast cars and faster women. It’s the hysterical high-throttle world of 1954 in this outrageous musical comedy from the marvelously maniacal mind of John Waters (Pink Flamingos, Hairspray). Also starring Susan Tyrrell, Iggy Pop, Ricki Lake, Traci Lords, Kim McGuire, Darren E. Burrows, Stephen Mailer and Polly Bergen, with appearances by Troy Donahue, Mink Stole, Joe Dallesandro, Joey Heatherton, David Nelson, Willem Dafoe and Patricia Hearst.

Also Available on Standalone 2-Disc Edition Blu-ray:
https://kinolorber.com/product/cry-baby-special-edition

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Sweet! Been waiting a long time on this one, but looks like it will have been well worth it. Thanks for going above and beyond, Kino!
 

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Sheen was of course a tremendous a'hole, and he probably made that rant with his face buried in a mountain of cocaine, but to be fair, that was something a lot of people were asking at the time. Reeves was mostly known for playing the goofy stoner in Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure (and the boyfriend in Parenthood, which wasn't much different a character), yet all of Hollywood seemed determined to make him into the next huge breakout star - and respected filmmakers like Bertollucci, Francis Coppola, Stephen Frears, Gus Van Sant, and Kenneth Branagh were all playing along, casting him in roles he wasn't appropriate for and couldn't at that age deliver. It took Reeves a few years to get a handle on what direction his career should take.

Actually more like two weeks. LB opened May 25, 1994; SPEED opened 16 days later on June 10.
 

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Actually more like two weeks. LB opened May 25, 1994; SPEED opened 16 days later on June 10.

If you believe that was the moment his career turned around. Speed was a big hit, but Reeves had several more flops in a row after it. My point was that he hadn't found his way as an actor yet. That was still a few years off, IMO.
 

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BLUEBEARD (1944) 80TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION
• 2020 HD Master by Paramount Pictures – From a 4K Scan
• NEW Audio Commentary by Film Historians Gregory W. Mank and Tom Weaver
• NEW Audio Commentary by Film Historian David Del Valle
• Limited Edition O-Card Slipcase
• Optional English Subtitles

B&W 72 Minutes 1.37:1 Not Rated
Scream great John Carradine (The Black Sleep, House of the Long Shadows) stars in this eerie film noir version of the oft-told Bluebeard legend. Carradine is masterful as the dastardly Gaston, an artist and puppeteer in 19th-century Paris with a ghastly penchant for strangling lovely young models and surreptitiously slipping their bodies into the Seine. Gaston’s latest model, Lucille (Jean Parker, Black Tuesday), learns of his shocking secret and bravely vows to bring him to justice. Directed by the master of the strange and the spellbinding, Edgar G. Ulmer (The Black Cat, The Man from Planet X), who sustains a steady level of suspense throughout this most sinister of love stories. A dread-soaked dream for connoisseurs of classic horror and noir! Co-starring “the male Garbo” Nils Asther (By Candlelight).

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SECRET BEYOND THE DOOR (1947)
• 2022 HD Master by Paramount Pictures – From a 4K Scan
• NEW Audio Commentary by Author/Film Historian Alan K. Rode
• Limited Edition O-Card Slipcase
• Optional English Subtitles

B&W 98 Minutes 1.37:1 Not Rated
Noir queen Joan Bennett (Scarlet Street) stars as Celia, a bored heiress who, while on vacation, meets a mysterious architect named Mark (Michael Redgrave, Dead of Night). They fall in love and are soon married and settled into Mark’s New England estate, where Celia finds herself seemingly suffocating within the spare yet surreal and terrifying confines of her husband’s mansion. As shocking secrets are revealed, Celia is determined to stay and find the cause of Mark’s strange obsession with murder—even though she must risk her own life to do so. Master filmmaker Fritz Lang (Metropolis, M, The Woman in the Window) makes an exquisite feast of a film noir by adding a dash of Daphne du Maurier and a sprinkling of Sigmund Freud to the oft-told legend of Bluebeard. Featuring Anne Revere (National Velvet), Barbara O’Neil (All This, and Heaven Too), Natalie Schafer (Female on the Beach), a spellbinding score by Miklós Rózsa (Spellbound) and chiaroscuro cinematography by Stanley Cortez (The Night of the Hunter).

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• 2020 HD Master by Paramount Pictures – From a 4K Scan
• NEW Audio Commentary by Film Historians Gregory W. Mank and Tom Weaver
• NEW Audio Commentary by Film Historian David Del Valle
• Limited Edition O-Card Slipcase
• Optional English Subtitles

B&W 72 Minutes 1.37:1 Not Rated
Scream great John Carradine (The Black Sleep, House of the Long Shadows) stars in this eerie film noir version of the oft-told Bluebeard legend. Carradine is masterful as the dastardly Gaston, an artist and puppeteer in 19th-century Paris with a ghastly penchant for strangling lovely young models and surreptitiously slipping their bodies into the Seine. Gaston’s latest model, Lucille (Jean Parker, Black Tuesday), learns of his shocking secret and bravely vows to bring him to justice. Directed by the master of the strange and the spellbinding, Edgar G. Ulmer (The Black Cat, The Man from Planet X), who sustains a steady level of suspense throughout this most sinister of love stories. A dread-soaked dream for connoisseurs of classic horror and noir! Co-starring “the male Garbo” Nils Asther (By Candlelight).

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80th is the big one! Can’t imagine anyone desiring this on the 75th.

Very good film, even w/o an anniversary.
 

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