Thursday, June 25, 2009

Old Yeller

I have to say right from the get go, if you don't shed a tear at the end of this one you don't have a fucking heart. What we often forget is just how great OLD YELLER is as a film and it stands out as truly one of the best live action features to come out of the Walt Disney studios. Superbly scripted, amazingly shot and acted to perfection with the cream of Disney's stable including Fess Parker, Chuck Connors and Dorothy McGuire this intense coming of age story is just as moving over fifty years later as it was when it first hit the screen. Odd bit of trivia, Spike, the Golden Lab who "plays" Old Yeller can be seen briefly in THE SHE CREATURE. Word is this is to digitally remastered once again and heres hoping they don't destroy the amazing colour.