Put the mask on NOW!

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I saw The Mask (1961) at the Metro Cinema last night. No, not the Jim Carrey movie, this was Canada’s first horror feature – also Canada’s first (part) 3D feature.

Canuxploitation review.

It was restored by TIFF and the 3-D Film Archive from the best existing 35mm elements and it looks fantastic (pun intended).

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I have a dvd copy – an older release that was transferred from video. If you’re going to buy, order the restored version from Kino-Lorber.

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This is very cool: Limited edition soundtrack on coloured vinyl. Article.

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Record Cover of the Week

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Alfred Newman/Ken Darby: Ports of Paradise

It’s hard to find a copy of this record cover that isn’t wrecked because of the large die-cut hole in the thin cardboard sleeve, but this one was in perfect condition. The cutout reveals the cover of a lush 16 page booklet of Hawaiian tourist scenes.

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The record is a promotional item for the Matson steamship line which used to offer passenger cruises from the U.S. mainland to south seas destinations including New Zealand, Tahiti and Hawaii.