Some end-of-the-summer cleaning up here, as I backtrack a bit for reviews of Kino’s slightly disappointing Blu-ray edition of Albert Lewin’s hallucinatory “Pandora and the Flying Dutchman” (1951), and a quick look at “Yellowstone Kelly,” one of the three nifty little westerns that Gordon Douglas made with the Warner Bros. TV western star Clint Walker. It’s recently been released in a restored edition from the Warner Archive Collection; the very fine “Gold of the Seven Saints,” with its highly Hawksian Leigh Brackett screeplay, slipped out earlier this year. The New York Times link is here.
A reminder to folks in the Los Angeles area that “Upstream,” the long-believed-lost 1927 John Ford feature that turned up in the New Zealand Film Archive, will receive its American re-premiere on Wednesday, Sept. 1, at 7:30 at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater, at 8949 Wilshire Blvd. in Beverly Hills. Admission is a modest $5, and tickets can be ordered online here. I know a few of our regulars will be in attendance, so I’ll put up a new topic on Wednesday, ready to receive what I hope will be a flood of first impressions. Wish I could be there!