Thursday, August 25, 2022


Many people have sent messages to me today, to ask me if the new 4k blu rays will be good?  In a word...NO.  I wish I could say, they will be Great!  Universal has mishandled the Rankin/Bass TV Specials in every way possible.  This includes poor transfers, poor extras, fades to black in the middle of scenes, poor covers, etc. etc. etc.  The Rankin/Bass fans deserve so much better and this is definitely not it.

A good box set would contain:

*Completely Re-mastered from 35 mm prints

*Original Rudolph 1964 end credits in color

*Rankin/Bass GE Commercials

*Interviews with Rankin/Bass Personal (Previously recorded by myself for various projects)

*Commentary by Rankin/Bass      Historian/Biographer Rick Goldschmidt 

*Still galleries directly from the Rankin/Bass archives including production art by Paul Coker, Jr. and Jack Davis

*Romeo Muller scrapbook pages with reviews and articles pertaining to the specials

*Network Promos (I have several from Rudolph) with replaced and removed scenes with commentary

*Cover photos from the Rankin/Bass archives (Instead of altered frame grabs)

*Alternate soundtracks from various specials including Frosty the Snowman and The Little Drummer Boy

*Audio demos for many of the famous tracks

*A detailed booklet with actual facts and comments from the people who made the R/B Christmas classics

*Look for RetroFan magazine #24 in December with my detailed article on The Little Drummer Boy and why they continue to release inferior dvds and blu rays

Thursday vibes

Remembering 007 on his Birthday!

Monday, August 22, 2022

The Three Stooges



Jack and the Beanstalk

77 Sunset strip

The season is rolling!


Polk Bros Santa