Episode 138: Dragged Across Marwen

For the latest batch of new Blu-rays, Erik Childress and Sergio Mims offer a pair of documentaries about wildly different filmmakers, discuss the latest from Criterion highlighting an action legend and a 60 year-old film that is more relevant today than ever. They also tie-in the cinema moments that traumatized them as kids, how audiences reacted to Alien in the summer of 1979 and the ongoing debate of great art vs. artists with baggage. Then to wrap things up, there is even a defense of Robert Zemeckis’ Welcome to Marwen, particularly in the light of some atrocious sequels being offered from the same studio.

La La Land Entertainment (King Cohen)

Cohen Media (The Great Buster)

Fox (Alien 4K)

Criterion (A Face in the Crowd, Police Story 1 & 2)

Indicator (No Orchids for Miss Blandish)

Twilight Time (Melvin and Howard, The Snake Pit, Stagecoach (1966))

Indicator

Lions Gate (Lord of War 4K, The Witch 4K, Dragged Across Concrete)

Universal (Welcome To Marwen, Glass, Serenity, Backdraft 2)

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James Laczkowski