In addition to all the fantastic music out this season, here's some more mystic media releasing this month:
One of my favorite things Vertigo's done in is their 1999 mini-series, The Witching Hour, so I'm excited to see they've rebooted it, and in the Year of the Witch, no less. The 2013 iteration just released on Tuesday, and I can't wait to read it myself. Coven comics! YES! (Which reminds me, I never posted here about my more recent Huffington Post article on Triple Witches, so there you go.)
Speaking of Vertigo, you may remember my giddiness re: the news of Neil Gaiman and JH Williams III's collaboration on a new Sandman prequel. Well, the wait is nearly over, as The Sandman: Overture #1 releases on October 30th. Pinching myself.
You may also recall my weak-kneed reverie about stumbling upon Luigi Serafini's mysterious, lavishly illustrated tome, Codex Seraphinianus, and my subsequent lamenting about its $500 price tag. Well, joy of joys, Rizzoli is rereleasing it on October 29th for the much more afforadable price of $125 (currently only $75 on Amazon). Oh yes, she will be mine.
On the film front, I'm thrilled that the 1942 Veronica Lake classic, I Married a Witch, is finally getting the Criterion treatment. (It always comes back to witches these days, doesn't it?) This new version features:
- New 2K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray edition
- Audio interview with director René Clair
- PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay by filmmaker Guy Maddin and a 1970 interview with Clair