Great news! One of Andrei Tarkovsky’s greatest films, Stalker, has been reissued on Blu-Ray by The Criterion Collection.
The Grim Reaper claimed a twofer today, taking the lives of cult horror director George A. Romero and sci-fi legend Martin Landau. Romero’s obituary can be read here, while Landau’s can be accessed here.
Johann Sebastian Bach was the master of his field in music, as Andrei Tarkovsky was a master in his chosen medium of film. Sit back and enjoy “St. Matthew Passion,” which is perfect for the nearing of the end of Holy Week.
Elektro Moskva, directed by Elena Tikhonova & Dominik Spritzendorfer, shows the history of electronic music in Russia from the works of Léon Theremin to the ANS synthesizer used by such luminaries as Eduard Artemiev (famous for his soundtracks to the films of Andrei Tarkovsky) and beyond. I’m very much looking forward to seeing this when […]
Oh, happy day! Though I always enjoyed the Crippled Dick reissue of said soundtrack, it seems too truncated. Wah Wah Records has rectified the problem. The soundtrack to Vampyros Lesbos can now be heard in fuller glory, with beautiful repackaging. Read more about it from The Vinyl Factory here.
Iranian film auteur Abbas Kiarostami, who directed such classics as Taste of Cherry and Close-Up, passed away today in Paris a the age of 76. The Guardian eulogizes him here.
Michael Cimino, the multiple Oscar-winning director-producer of The Deer Hunter whose career later became an infamous cautionary tale after the failure of his 1980 Western epic Heaven’s Gate has died, according to reports from friends. He was 77. The news was made public by Theirry Fremaux, director of the Cannes Film Festival, who tweeted that… via […]