Sergei Eisenstein was born January 23, 1898. Since he’s often referred to as the “Father of Montage,” I suppose today is also montage’s birthday. I also suppose we can debate that whole father of montage mumbo jumbo, but I am sure of one thing, my friends – Sergei Eisenstein, hands down, wins the coveted Hair Do of the Millennium award. A guy shows up with ‘do like that and you just know he’s about to pull some radical, genius hoo-doo on your ass. Read the rest of this entry
Attention all you Blu-ray owners (of whom I’m becoming increasingly envious, by the way) Kino is all set to release Buster Keaton’s Go West and Battling Butler on Blu-ray on September 27. Both of these Keaton gems have had some restoration work, new scores, and come bundled with new release extras. You can get the full skinny at DVD Talk.
The official release date is September 27. But surely the kids will camp-out overnight to be the first in line, so I recommended that you pre-order at Amazon.